Timely lessons from the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek, on how to be a more effective leader in meetings. As I am spending more time in virtual meetings, I’m reflecting on how this time can be spent more effectively. I recently listened to the conversation Tim Ferriss had with Daniel Ek, COE Spotify, where Daniel…

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By GREG MCKENNA FEB 28, 2019 Business Insider Magazine How managers can harness the autonomy of the individuals and groups working throughout the organisation by “creating an environment where people have an interest in deploying their autonomy in the service of cooperation with others for the greater good of the organization.”  If there is one…

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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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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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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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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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