When Governance Becomes Terror: the Chief Discipline Officer

When Governance Becomes Terror: the Chief Discipline Officer

Chief Discipline Officer A friend of mine works in an organization that went through a merger. Or was it an acquisition? Anyway, the new organization brought also a new function: the chief discipline officer. I had never heard of that

6 Pro Tips for Unlocking Optimal Personal Productivity

6 Pro Tips for Unlocking Optimal Personal Productivity

Here’s how professionals increase their personal productivity. 6 simple tools and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of what you do. We all want to get more done in less time as expectations for productivity increase to meet rising

Leadership Evolution: Act Like a Leader

Leadership Evolution: Act Like a Leader

Leadership Evolution based on Action A long time ago I read the book “Working Identity” by Hermina Ibarra. The basic idea of the book is that you could evolve from one career phase to another by doing things outside of

Protected Values: Context or Character

Protected Values: Context or Character

Protected Values Meet Alexander Wagner. He studies human ethical behaviour. In his tedtalk he wonders why people behave in a trustworthy way, even when they cannot get caught cheating. So there are values that resist trade-offs with other values, particularly economic values.

Culture as Organizational Glue: Beyond Rules.

Culture as Organizational Glue: Beyond Rules.

Culture is the essential complement of rules to help organizations function effectively — concluding our three-part series on rules. I visited London for the first time when I was a teenager. As one might expect from a school trip, it contained numerous memorable experiences. Quite

Organizational Innovation. Why is it so Difficult?

Organizational Innovation. Why is it so Difficult?

Organizational Innovation is difficult. We think too much in terms of the past, projects and structures. And very often time is not on our side. There has been a lot of discussion about new ways of working. Very often the

4 Elements of Successful Reward and Recognition Programmes

4 Elements of Successful Reward and Recognition Programmes

Are reward and recognition programmes really worth their bother? They’ve played a leading role in many employee engagement strategies for decades, but it’s a question employers justly ask us every day. These employers hear about R&R’s ability to increase retention,

4 Ways to Spark Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Spark Employee Engagement

“Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.” – Paul Marciano   Why do we need to Spark Employee Engagement? Getting employees to engage in company initiatives has

“No Rules” Illusion: Can We Do Without Rules?

“No Rules” Illusion: Can We Do Without Rules?

No rules illusion is the second article on rules in a series of 3. You can find the first article here. Too Much Freedom Most of us intuitively prefer more freedom over less freedom. But could we have too much of it?

Rest and the Art of Getting Work Out of Your System.

Rest and the Art of Getting Work Out of Your System.

This blog is about rest. And about why it is important. A Eulogy for Rest This summer I read an incredibly important book by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. The book is about rest. And how rest can help you to work better. The

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