Transformational change for organizations

Are you feeling discouraged and tired? You're not the only one. The global challenges are overwhelming and the pace of disruptive change is accelerating. Organizations and professionals are running to keep up, learn and innovate. Uncertainty, turmoil, despondency, and exhaustion are part of the equation. This period is tough, but…

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Culture: ownership and internal markets

Humanocracy, the book by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini, presents the research and the practices that help build organizations that foster freedom and responsibility. Here’s part 2 on how to upgrade your organization and develop a positive culture. Let’s look at ownership and internal markets. How many of the statements…

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Humanocracy: upgrade your organization and culture

In this age of upheaval, top-down power structures and rule-choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As leaders, employees, investors and citizens, we deserve better. We need organizations that are bold, entrepreneurial and as nimble as change itself - say Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini…

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Engage in Change

Just like the Red Queen (in Alice in Wonderland) we have to run faster to stay in the same place, these days. The pace of change and disruption is accelerating, and change-readiness, agility, and resilience are vital for both people and organizations. (As shown recently by the Corona pandemic). Deep…

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Shut Up or Speak Up – Part 2

By Graham Williams & Justin Kennedy Welcome to part 2 of this article on Psychological safety, based on extensive research (in the areas of neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics and business science) and practical experience in consulting to workplaces around the world. Here's our coverage of a complex and important topic…

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Behavior drives Change

How do you manage the constant change projects going on in your organization or with clients? If you're like most leaders, consultants, and organizations, you focus on change as a single project, on tools and templates, and you rely on scattered data to measure if the change works. The view…

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The Healing Organization

Would you like to work at a healing organization that alleviates suffering and elevates joy? Raj Sisodia's latest book describes a positive culture, with positive leadership - and offers organizations a calling: to contribute to healing. But should organizations heal - and what, who, and how? Aren't organizations meant to…

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Power cannot be Positive, or can it?

Power doesn’t only alter our own judgment, it also changes how people perceive and relate to us. Power has a bad name, especially for those aspiring to be positive leaders. In a positive, productive culture we don't want to emphasize power and we like to keep the power distance small.…

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Positive Self Leadership: Progress, not Perfection

What's keeping you from developing positive (self) leadership? The list of advantages is compelling. Positive leaders are authentic, open, transparent, trustworthy. They coach and support self and others, they see what is working well and try to amplify that. They give people feedback to keep going and to improve. They're…

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Manage Positive Energy To Enhance Performance

Do you manage energy? Most of us don't, at least not consciously. Leaders tend to manage information and influence within their network. Traditionally, leadership is associated with influencing people to do things. However, energy is a crucial resource within organizations. The fascinating thing with energy is that when you spend…

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Gratitude, Contribution, and an Abundance Culture

Let's look at some more positivity research and a real positive case. Thanks to Kim Cameron for inspiring us with positive leadership research and practices - here are more things that you can do, too! Gratitude Research with Positive Practices shows that they increase our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.…

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