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THIS IS WHY IT DOESN’T STICK!

"Change or go." How would you react to this threat? Here are two possible reactions: "What if I fail? Will I be exposed?" "What if I don't change? Will I be left behind?" According to former former MIT Professor Edgar Schein, the brain reacts to s ...

The Paradox of the Vulnerable Expert (2)

HOW TO BE A VULNERABLE EXPERT

"I know exactly how to solve this problem." "I have no clue how to solve this problem." You know the solution to the problem, but want your report to figure it out for herself. Or, you don't know the solution but don't want to appear incompetent. ...

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This Is How To Manage Complex Change

Agility = the power of moving quickly and easily (dictionary.com). To adapt to new and emerging challenges, complex change demands an agile approach. Think about it - by the time you communicate your change strategy, something significant could ha ...

Complexity

The HOW Is More Important Than The WHAT

Standing at the foot of Mt. Everest.  No water.  No oxygen.  No proper equipment to speak of. Nevertheless, must get to the top.  And fast. Teaching and travelling around Asia in the second half of the 1990s, this is exactly how I felt on my return to t ...

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This Is Why Wicked Problems Require Radical Solutions

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away… Shell Oil, the Catholic Church and the Communist Party represented an organizational reality that was fairly predictable – one where executives, priests and party chiefs could set objectives and manage in a ...

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This Is Why You Should Keep Wasting Your Time

Je ne parle pas anglais – the short bark I got every time I asked a train attendant for help.  I’d flown into Paris a week earlier and even managed to find my way into the city center, despite a city-wide transport strike.  But this was a whole new animal ...

Jedi Mind Shit

HOW TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE WITHOUT THE JEDI MIND SHIT

“The key to getting your employees to give high performance is to understand what motivates them.” – Chris Roebuck, author Lead to Succeed.   FACT OR ALTERNATIVE FACT?   Is this one man’s opinion or is it the truth? Consider these  ...