You may have never heard of “Deliberately Developmental Organizations.”  I hadn’t, until yesterday, but it’s an idea…

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You may have never heard of “Deliberately Developmental Organizations.”  I hadn’t, until yesterday, but it’s an idea that’s worth understanding because it appeals to a very basic human desire to be recognized as more than just our job or our particular set of skills – and because I believe it builds a powerful source of competitive advantage for organizations that embrace it.

In this piece, I talk about what a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) is, and about my personal experience running one – well before I’d ever heard of the term. It’s a mix of some good old-fashioned idealism and practical lessons from having run an organization that invests deeply in its people. 

One other key thing to point out is that I ran across the DDO idea from an article in the Harvard Business Review that Eric Speidel shared in our Good Business community. I really do get many of my ideas for articles from my interactions here on Google+. So, thanks. 

#goodbusiness   #soulfulcompany   #deliberatelydevelopmentalorganization  

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