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“Everybody wants to “Grow”: the biggest blockage is our orthodoxy!”

Sunday October 31st, 2010 4 comments

I don’t breach any confidentiality by sharing that wherever I travel in the world, “Growth” has become the central strategy piece of all organizations I speak to… at the point of wondering if un-grow couldn’t be a really worthy disruptive strategy! So everybody wants to grow? Those who truly will, in a sustainable way, will put energy behind that intention…

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“A true Master does more with less: a powerful lesson from Leonard Bernstein”

Sunday October 24th, 2010 9 comments

I often feel privileged to work for the clients I serve. I am also very fortunate to count on exceptionally gifted partners coming from such different backgrounds as academia, psychology, consultancy, business, military or arts. Nick McRoberts is one of my partners. His original education is in classical music (as a conductor). He still follows regularly master classes and directs…

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“Concrete steps to lead in a complex environment Part. II”

Sunday October 17th, 2010 2 comments

Nick van Heck and Berend Jan Hilberts, our partners from Executive Learning Partnership[1], recently shared with me an excellent HBR article[2] from David Snowden founder of “The Cognitive Edge”[3]. Snowden suggests an interesting frame for preparing ourselves to lead in the new emerging Open Economy, whilst keeping on track in today’s uncomfortable aftermath of the financial crisis. The model particularly…

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"Concrete steps to lead in a complex environment"

Sunday October 10th, 2010 0 comments

In the (not so) old days, problems were solved through a four to five steps approach: Problem definition and scope Root cause analysis Selection of solution Implementation Monitoring and feedback It is clear, one-dimensional, sequential, linear and reassuring: For each problem there should be one solution. By now, we all have realized that globalization, “technologization”, acceleration and growing complexity made…

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“Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose”

Sunday October 3rd, 2010 2 comments

“Scanning the periphery”[1] is the advice given by G. Day and P. Schoemaker in a typical HBR article (starting well by providing an inspiring insight then… crashing in flames when suggesting traditional old ways of thinking and 21 steps recipes). Scanning the periphery is what the partners and friends of our Enablers Network do most of the time and nothing…

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