This blog is about downshifting, the practice of taking a step down to relaunch one’s career or learning. It’s a difficult part of a long career. The Piano Player When I studied the piano, a long time ago, I had
This is a blog inspired by the book “Social Technologies in Business” by Isabel De Clercq. Two Questions Imagine an organization where people can say whatever they want, when they want and to whom they want. Freedom of speech put
# Metoo In the past weeks there has been a tidal wave of disclosure about people abusing their power. The # metoo movement has helped people, men and women alike, to come forward and share their experiences with the world.
Human Potential What is human potential? We don’t know. You could say that potential is that what is possible. Or that what is not impossible. But with that not much has been said. We like to see potential as an innate quality.
This is the second part of the Story of Themba. Read the first part here. The Aftereffects of Themba’s Breakdown After Themba’s breakdown, Kate took him to a Psychologist. The final diagnosis was acute depression. He couldn’t believe the diagnosis.
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
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 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 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 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