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“When my Nemesis becomes my Ally”

Friday May 25th, 2012 0 comments

Wikipedia describes the Nemesis as “the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the Gods). The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.” When we work with the concept of Campbell’s Hero’s Journey (as per taught by David Pearl), we encourage people to engage with their Nemesis at a constructive…

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From the International to the Global, From Gutenberg to the Web, Implications for Legitimacy and Communication (by Dr. Daniel Warner)

Saturday May 19th, 2012 0 comments

Daniel Warner was my Professor, a very long time ago. Two years ago, when I was still working with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil, we reconnected in a large event for C.E.O.’s organized there. Daniel is an astute observer of the macro political world and an influential although discreet adviser to many of its actors. He has accepted to share…

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Appreciative Inquiry and the power of the positive (by Marvin Faure)

Friday May 11th, 2012 0 comments

In my previous post, Social Constructionism and the Power of Engagement, I wrote about how we can create a healthy, upbeat organizational climate by favouring dialogue over monologue. I also built on Michael’s post on the use of language and suggested that if you want your organization to be more positive and optimistic, you should use positive and optimistic language.…

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Social Constructionism and the power of engagement (by Marvin Faure)

Saturday May 5th, 2012 0 comments

I’d like to take the opportunity to build on Michael’s post “The US 7th Cavalry and the Quantum Zeno Effect” and introduce explicitly an idea that has been hinted at a few times here without ever being directly addressed. Michael’s main point was that, very often, top management unwittingly undermines employee engagement by an inappropriate choice of words, by being…

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