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Ping Pong Is Killing Your Company Culture

Culture

Culture Culture, Culture, Culture. A word that’s being bandied about by companies big and small. It has come to light in recent years, that ‘culture’ is a key element of organisational success. You need to find the right ‘cultural’ fit… Continue Reading

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Performance is Key (Breaking news)

Performance

Breaking News HR is about Performance. Is that breaking news? In itself, it isn’t. But it’s good not to lose track of that old adage. Like so many professions, HR has seen many fads passing by. But one thing remains:… Continue Reading

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Organizational Design for Strategic Success

Organisational Design

VUCA Organizational design is back. That’s what I wrote in an earlier blog. We are increasingly puzzled by the challenges that this VUCA-world puts upon the organisations that we are leading. In the past we had very clear principles of organizational design. We talked… Continue Reading

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Working Out Loud

Working out Loud

Isabel has been a huge advocate for Working Out Loud in Europe. This is an interview with her. You recently  tweeted that Working Out Loud has strong positive effects at an individual and an organizational level. Can you explain more?… Continue Reading

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Ghetto Leadership: Lessons from the Slums.

ghetto

Ghetto Mentality in the corporate World A ghetto is a part of a city, especially a slum in which members of minority groups are isolated because of social, legal, or economic pressure.  Ghettos are associated with scarcity. In his famous book… Continue Reading

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Empathy at Work – an Example from the Olympics.

Empathy at Work

An emotional French Fencing Athlete Sustainable leadership is based on character. Empathy is an important element of that character. It helps people to be successful and to be kind. Here’s an embarrassing example of what happens when there is no… Continue Reading

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Authority – What I saw in Pahrump …

Authority

This blog is about Authority and Power.  A visit to Pahrump Last month I passed through Pahrump, a place in Nevada. I was travelling from Death Valley to Las Vegas with a party of 8. We stopped in Pahrump to… Continue Reading

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Digital Distance and the Water Cooler Effect

digital distance

Yahoo This week’s news that Verizon will buy Yahoo’s internet business has resurfaced Marissa Mayers’s 2013 decision to ban Yahoo employees from working from home. Explaining her decision, she said: “People are more productive when they’re not alone, but they’re… Continue Reading

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Seductive Leaders use the Power of Words

seductive leaders

This blog is about seductive leaders. They seduce people through the power of words. Dance Lessons Kevin has developed an innovative idea for his organization. His manager arranged a slot for him to present his idea to the top management.… Continue Reading

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Employable Me

Employability

There’s a BBC program called “Employable Me“, about the employability of the mentally ill. The program is about people with psychiatric disorders and the labour market. Now if you watch this video you might say that these people are simply… Continue Reading