In conversations whilst planning new ways of working for sales organisations, one of the team surfaced maxims from Myron Rogers, a leader in systems thinking. Reminded the team of how Self Managed Teams can and will thrive. • People own what they help create • Real change happens in real work • Those who do…

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This weekend I was cycling with one of my mates when he shared with me a story about United Airlines and a customer’s broken guitar in 2009. It was so impressive I had to check it out. “Broken Guitar Has United Playing the Blues to the Tune of $180 Million.” This was the headline from…

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In briefing some new leaders involved in transformational change, we entered a great discussion around people and change. It’s sometimes nice to reconnect with some truths. Change can be complex and often engaging and creating space for cooperation can cut through complexity. People will support what they help to create. (Weisbord, 1987) People do not…

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According to research by the Pew Research Center, by 2030 “all members of the Baby Boom generation” will have reached the retirement age of 65–with an average of 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day between now and then. By contrast, in 2014 millennials already represented a majority of the workforce, with more than…

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I use many different mediums to take on new information and recently listened to an interview with Sadguru on the London Real podcast. Sadguru book ‘Inner Engineering a yogi’s guide to joy’ comes across as pragmatic and grounded in common sense. A different perspective from an ancient wisdom to understand and add to the knowledge…

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It’s an open question to you the reader. Why are we attempting to motivate the 21st century knowledge worker, interacting in increasingly complex environments in the same way since the 19th century?   As business leaders we have more than four decades of scientific research on human motivation available to us, yet there has been…

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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who…

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Listening to Jim Collins on the Tim Ferris podcast last week, I was reminded of the elegant simplicity in which Colin’s frames complex subjects. In this case, the Hedgehog Concept. The concept of the three circles, or the Hedgehog Concept posited by Jim Collins, is a powerful framework for individuals looking to determine what they…

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