The political climate is heating up nationwide, but how do the discussions on the debate floor play out in the private sector? Here, Silicon Valley's best thinkers tackle the issues of negotiation, diplomacy, and team-oriented success. Other topics include campaigning in the workplace, the play of power within the organization, and the execution of hot-button issues practiced in entrepreneurship today.
Andy Friere, Co-founder and CEO of Axialent, describes the one-team culture archetype, one of the five basic cultural archetypes into which organizations fall: 1) Achievement, 2) Innovation, 3) One-team, 4) People-first or 5) Customer-focused. Specifically, Friere suggests that one-team cultures trade off the optimization of individual systems or people for the benefit of the entire organization. Friere describes the behaviors, symbols and processes that build this type of culture as well as the actions that destroy it.
Jack Leslie, Chairman of Weber Shandwick, discusses the lessons he learned regarding emerging economies and entrepreneurship. First, Leslie argues that the creation of freedom and prosperity comes from a nation's internal entrepreneurial spirit, not imposed from above or abroad. Second, Leslie suggests that an entrepreneurial society is at the foundation of a free political society by allowing individuals to be reliant on themselves rather than an authoritarian regime. He illustrates these principles with two brief stories.
Speier and best-selling author Deborah Collins Stephens talk about politics within public and private sectors. Speier discusses how the freedom to explore issues is absent in the private sector. Stephens talks about how power plays an important role in the politics of public sectors. She stresses that it is necessary for people to have a lot of will power in order for them to rise above in the public sector.
Sheer brainpower, strength in numbers, and good old fashioned networking is how the nature of world influence is established. Skewed and disproportionate, modern power structures that regulate global problems happen only when the elite meet, says author David Rothkopf. And decisions made based on these meetings often do not adequately represent the people or the interests that they are meant to serve.