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Engagement also works upward

Saturday March 31st, 2012 0 comments

Whenever invited to design and run a leadership program, I avoid “punishing the participants” by adding an extra project to it. They have already enough work on their plate so that, if every development course ends up by bringing more work to their heavy daily routine, they will not want to join in the future. Sometimes however, there may be…

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The Last of the Kodak Moments by Alan Moore

Friday March 23rd, 2012 0 comments

Alan Moore is one of Gerd Leonhard’s partners in the Futures Agency, author of the very recent “No straight lines” book. He recently published an article in the Huffington Post, which I thought was worth sharing with you and that Alan, kindly agreed for us to republish here. “I am little sad of the passing of Kodak. Some of us,…

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Bonding vs bridging: One of the biggest cause of value destruction

Saturday March 17th, 2012 0 comments

“Bonding vs Bridging”: the words come from the work of Lynda Gratton, a Professor of Management at London Business School. Bonding seems to be the most natural and instinctive reflex in humans, when confronted to uncertainty or time of harshness. History is full of examples of leaders using this human reaction to reinforce their position by focusing the energy of…

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“The US 7th Cavalry and the Quantum Zeno Effect” by Michael Newman

Saturday March 10th, 2012 0 comments

One of the joys of working in a Network of curious people with widely varying interests is the breadth of ideas that we are exposed to. This provides the environment for the creative collision of ideas2. Regular readers of the Enablers blog will be used to such collisions and enjoy adding their own connections and insights. The theme of this…

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