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When your team drifts to “benevolent neutrality”, try “Positive Abrasion”

Thursday February 28th, 2019 0 comments

A friend of mine leads a team of 25 top professionals, recognizable by their strong egos. His main frustration was that a sort of “Paradox of Friendship” (following an old study at Bell Labs which found that, in many project teams, creativity and performance were plummeting 12 to 16 months after the team had been assembled, due to its members…

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Your boss should change and you should stop being a consenting victim!

Friday February 22nd, 2019 2 comments

As I explained in a recent blogpost, there are no options for us: If we want to be credible transformational leaders, the guarantee that our people expect is to see us “put skin in the game” and suffer with them. And our suffering has one name: Spectacularly change something in our behaviour! Fabio Celestini was elected 2016 football coach of…

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Our people need Exemplarity, not Perfection!

Saturday February 2nd, 2019 12 comments

Each time I meet a CEO or other high-ranking Officer, who’s had the insight that the Disruption Economy requires her organization to transform itself and wants it NOW, my question comes as early as it can in the dialogue: “How badly do you want this change to take place? It is not just a matter of strategy, processes or organization.…

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