Why Leaders Do not Have to Be Popular

Why Leaders Do not Have to Be Popular

Or at least, they should not strive to be popular. Why? Because being popular is rather a liability than an advantage? Why, because being popular is not very sustainable? Why? Because it puts you in a very weak spot when

The Organizational Design Perspective

The Organizational Design Perspective

Strategic Organisational design In previous blogs I have talked about organizational design. The question I want to debate here is how you start an organisational design process. My argument is that you need to start from the strategy a company

Board meetings or bored meetings?

Board meetings or bored meetings?

Board meetings have a dubious reputation. Boring. Rigged. Useless. Endless. Two years ago I have met Sir John Parker, chairman of Anglo American.  He showed me otherwise. Board meetings are moments in which one can decide about the future of the company.

IDEO’s 4 Engaging Work Culture Guidelines.

IDEO’s 4 Engaging Work Culture Guidelines.

Work Culture and Design Thinking You may have heard about design thinking? The concept has exploded in recent years.  It’s a popular term and people use it to show that they  “keep up” with innovation and new ways of working. The term

HR disruption: 4 Lenses to Look at How the HR Profession Changes.

HR disruption: 4 Lenses to Look at How the HR Profession Changes.

In the week of March 20th 2017 I have tweeted about HR disruption under the hashtag #hrdisruption. This is the second article about that. You can read the first one here. 4 lenses to look at HR disruption From that

I am a Leader. I am a Person. The story of Themba.

I am a Leader. I am a Person. The story of Themba.

This is the story of Themba, a managing director and self-made man. This blog is the first part in a series of 2. Themba’s Family Dynamics Themba is a managing director at a construction company. He started working there when he

Should we be afraid of Disruption?

Should we be afraid of Disruption?

In the week or 20 – 24th March 2017  if have tweeted intensively about hrdisruption. That twitter discussion is the basis of a series about hr disruption. This is the first one.  Disruptive change Let’s first start with disruption. What is it? Is

In Memory of the Victims of London

In Memory of the Victims of London

In memory of the victims of London.

HRDisruption: A collaborative Guide on How to Cope With Disruptive Change

HRDisruption: A collaborative Guide on How to Cope With Disruptive Change

This blog is about hrdisruption. VUCA The world is VUCA. Everything changes. The future has never been less certain than it is today. At least, that is what we believe. The world has always been volatile, but the change comes

Mercy Projects: Don’t Give Bread to Someone Who is Thirsty

Mercy Projects: Don’t Give Bread to Someone Who is Thirsty

This blog is about mercy projects. And why they are not such a good idea. Today, I met someone on the train who’s life had changed drastically earlier this year. He had a promising career ahead of him. Many people saw

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