dimensions of success
As the newly elected Chairman of the Board at Interaction Associates, I am thinking a lot about how the principles of Facilitative Leadership apply to this new role.
Wired Science follows up a story on which this blog commented several months ago. Accidents have dropped by nearly half on a London street where traffic signs, guard rails, and road lines were removed. The reason?
A recent study showed a majority of CEOs worry about non-financial issues like employee commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation. Linda Dunkel writes in Leadership Excellence about the dilemma of defining what's important.
In the Dutch Province of Makkinga, motorists drive around uninhibited by signs instructing them to stop, yield, or merge. They don't have any parking meters to feed, red zones to avoid, or yellow lines to follow. Makkinga — as well as some other small towns in Denmark, England, Germany, and Belgium — are participating in a project implemented by the European Union to increase socially responsible behavior on the road.
The "Dimensions of Success", or "Results, Process and Relationship", is a foundational model for Interaction Associates' work. Too often, an organization values just one dimension of success and lets the others slide. We have found that focusing on one dimension alone is a surefire recipe for no success at all.
In this podcast, Barry Rosen explores the model and how it is used by organizations the world over.