The sound of business

Here is my June Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine Have you ever wondered about the “sound” of your business? In the 1950s and ’60s it seemed almost every business had a catchy jingle that […]

IIAKM Conference – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

I really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with some amazing scholars during my workshop and presentations that were part of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)’s conference  held on the campus of the […]

I, Robot … One more time

Here is my June Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine Imagine if you could replace your workforce with an army of robots. Be honest, whether you are a Baby Boomer who grew up watching the […]

Does happiness matter?

Here is my April Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine I have been to two conferences lately where people-based management techniques were targeted as the root of all evil. There seemed to be growing consensus […]

Middle East Leadership Communication Conference 2014

Really enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Middle East Leadership Communication conference in Abu Dhabi.  Great speaker lineup! More photos here.

Rethinking rural economic development

Here is my April Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine In February, the Obama administration announced the “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative. Many of the most important details of the program remain a […]

KM Middle East 2014

KM Middle East 2014 was a great success due to the amazing speakers, the great team at Success Steps and the awesome participants.  Dubai was a particularly exciting venue to host such a great group of […]

Holacracy: Lunacy, fallacy or we’ll see

Here is my March Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine: For the past few months the blogosphere has been alive with chatter about online retailer Zappos’ decision to become a holacracy. According to www.holacracy.org, “Holacracy […]

British Council, Khartoum, Sudan

John’s presentation “Social Knowledge: Are you ready for the Future?” at the British Council’s Management Forum is available for download