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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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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In the pursuit of excellence whether in business, sport or my personal life, I like to continuously challenge where my real or perceived limits are. I often find that when I explore a limit, I find an edge. This edge is where I start to explore, understand and challenge the belief that is defining the…

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Books I’m reading Appreciative inquiry for change management; Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore & Stefan Cantore Long Lift; Vyacheslav Ivanov Swiss democracy in a nutshell Podcasts I’m listening to This is Akimbo; Seth Godin The Cycling Podcast

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Simple problem Baking a cake. To be successful you need a recipe and a belief that the recipe is tried, tested and accurate. No particular expertise is required, however cooking experience probably increases success rate. It’s important that you follow the recipe precisely as it has been tested many times before. If you do so…

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