MIX Mashup 2012: 100 Insights from the Crowd
The inaugural MIX Mashup gathered the vanguard of management innovators—pioneering leaders, courageous experimenters, agenda-setting thinkers—to explore disruptive ideas, share fresh thinking and compelling storytelling, and to connect and energize participants in the quest to make our organizations fit for the future and fit for human beings.
The insights were deep and important, the storytelling was human and full of humor, and the collective spirit in the room was powerful and palpable. Here are just 100 of the countless highlights, aha moments, and practically radical takeaways.
Gary Hamel: we haven't been aspirational enough or angry enough to reinvent mgmt and make inspirational organizations #mixmashup
How can we build companies that are as fully human as the ppl who work there #MIXMashup
Terri Kelly on natural leadership - you aren't a leader unless you have followers. lead through influence, not command/control #mixmashup
It takes longer for decision making in a decentralised environment but you make up for it and it really pays! TerriK #MIXMashup
Decisionmaking is vastly overrated. Making decision deludes u n2 thinking u have solved problem. Make sense, not decisions #mixmashup
What if your compensation was determined by your peers, based on your contributions? Terri Kelly (CEO, Gore) #MIXMashup
Discipline vs. bureaucracy...you'll quickly know the difference because your associates will tell you - Terri Kelly #MIXMashup
Morning Star- individuals are asked to take total full responsibility for the org. It's NEVER "someone else's job" #mixmashup
Listen to the language of mgmt innovation. Commitment, mission, purpose freedom, results. #mixmashup
Paul Green: If someone is going to be meaningfully impacted or has relevant expertise, get them involved! #MIXMashup
First big insight today: in traditional organizations we are really good at setting people up for failure. #Mixmashup
Amazing to hear from Jack Hughes how much great work Topcoder gets done, but not by employees. Traditional app dev, be scared. #MIXMashup
Not a winner takes all model. All contributions that have value are compensated #mixmashup
If you're going to remove trad'l hierarchy as a motivator, replace it with meritocracy, says Top Coder and Tongal #mixmashup
"How do you change the system when you don't own it." The biggest challenge for companies today? #mixmashup
I wish more engineers would think about this: "We're trying to build a society with an ideal mix between justice and mercy." #mixmashup
Forecast, target, resources allocation all cannot be bundled to represent one number - budget. need to separate! -Statoil #MIXMashup
Gary Hamel: If you want to hack management you can't do it without changing the core processes #MIXMashup
From old model, cramping human potential to one that unleashes, mobilizes, and amplifies human potential - It's a messy journey. #mixmashup
People by nature are creative, helpful & seek growth... Managements role is to enable what's natural #mixmashup
Leadership is not about leading people, it is about helping people! - Tsukasa san from Tokio Marine #MIXMashup
A different management mindset occurs when you say 'helper' not 'leader'. Tsukasa Makino at #mixmashup
Notice the central question kim asks. I need help. What a way to draw people into new ways of thinking #mixmashup
A new (to me) Steve Jobs quote overheard at the #MIXMashup in San Fran today: "It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy."
Its not think, think and do, it is about "do to think" this is at the dschool BobS and DavidK #MIXMashup AHA!
David Kelly: Teach students by giving them a project to solve real world problems. How 'bout giving challenge to employees, too? #mixmashup
"This bluesky stuff is not linear, it's messy, there's failure.That's why you have to celebrate small successes" David Kelley at #mixmashup
Desensitize yourself to failure, just do something and iterate on it... via David Kelley #MIXMashup
David Kelley at #mixmashup: "everyone is wildly creative; you just have to take the blocks away. We help people remember their child's mind"
Job of management is to enthuse, encourage, enable employees to create incremental value in the "value zone." Vineet Nayar #MIXMashup
"When Gandhi walked to the Ocean, he never spoke a word, but 200,000 people followed him. Actions really speak louder than words" #mixmashup
For change you need to first create positive dissatisfaction. If you do not know you are a slave why will you fight for freedom? #MIXMashup
People like to participate in experiments & love to sabotage pilots. A pilot is management's idea being imposed on them #MIXMashup
Can innovation be everyone's job? former whirlpool CEO set up a team in 1999. #MIXMashup
Smarter ure organization, more introverts u have. If u don't take introverts n2 account, ure innovation strategy is underpowered #MIXMashup
Steve Wallin: I challenge the notion of listening to employees once a quarter - listening means "always on" #MIXMashup
#MIXMashup discussion right now reminds that all excellence in organizations comes from people offering mission their discretionary energy
Red Hat - go slow, to go fast. feeding the monster of inclusion works b/c people find bugs. #mixmashup
"If you keep trying to put an ROI on customer insights, then you don't really understand their value" Steve Wallin, Best Buy, at #mixmashup
Steve Wallin: we tend to blame the ideas if we don't know what to do them. #MIXMashup
The indicator of a highly inventive company is one that creates its own memes. See Atlassian and skitchslap. #mixmashup
"if you treat a community like an audience they will behave like an audience" -Drew Williams, sr pastor, Trinity Church #mixmashup
Fail forward and celebrate small - crux of working with volunteers and communities DrewW #MIXMashup deep insight.
Low control and high accountability - key to decentralised leadership - DrewW #MIXMashup another deep insight
Hamel: the future of organizations are communities of communities. Amen, brother. #mixmashup
I have experienced how a quick check-in before a mtg can raise productivity. Growing Whole People is real. For cynics, its ROI. #mixmashup
Our resources are limited, but our creativity is limitless. -John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO #MIXMashup
#MIXMashup John Mackey: the only ones who will truly happy in the 21st century will be those who learn to serve.
integrity = the most important virtue conscious leaders need to cultivate: authenticity, fairness, trustworthiness, moral courage #mixmashup
Single biggest problem in the corp world is that LOVE is in the closet. John Mackey closing keynote #mixmashup
Innovation and creativity are stifled in organizations where people are afraid: John Mackey, whole foods #MIXMashup
leaders need to be entrepreneurs of meaning. people are moving up maslow's hierarchy of needs. they want meaning, purpose #mixmashup
practice contemplative practices. don't feed your body or mind junk. develop emotional, spiritual and systems intelligence #mixmashup