The PenPals of Innovation: No Facts only Interpretations

When a group collaborates, empathy is often assumed to be present, but it is rarely the case. I believe it is a good idea for the group to highlight the need for empathy so that all voices are heard and the room is not dominated by the extraverts or the HiPPO: Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. In addition, when we consider where each person is “coming from” (empathy) and when we agree on ways of working, we are less likely to hold back on our suggestions or withhold beneficial critique.

Anne Janzer Writing

Writing to Be Understood with Anne Janzer

Whether you’re an expert trying to communicate with a mainstream audience or a nonfiction writer hoping to reach more people, Anne Janzer offers us the insight we need to reach more people with your words.

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Everyday Business Storytelling with Janine Kurnoff

We welcome the author of Everyday Business Storytelling: Create, Simplify, and Adapt A Visual Narrative for Any Audience, Janine Kurnoff

Felix Oberholzer Gee

Better, Simpler Strategy with Felix Oberholzer-Gee

At a time when many managers struggle not to drown in vast seas of projects and initiatives, these businesses follow simple rules that help them select the few ideas that truly make a difference. We welcome author of “Better, Simpler Strategy: A Value-Based Guide to Exceptional Performance”, Felix Oberholzer-Gee

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Divided We Fall: Inner Conflict, Outer Disruption

In my work as a consultant in reinvention and organizational change, I see this trend all the time. We are often so embroiled in inner conflict, with internal one-upmanship, with competing with the person down the hall that we have no energy left to deal with real threats or to identify magnificent opportunities.

Inoculation

Inoculating Stasis: Why We Need Multiple Doses!

As we certainly know by now (whether we want to or not), medical inoculation refers to a set of methods of artificially inducing immunity against infectious diseases. While our immune systems are extremely adept at fighting viruses, they sometimes need a helping hand. In this Thursday Thought, I draw the analogy of inoculation methodologies and organisational (and even individual) transformation journeys. In particular, I focus on the multi-dose approach, as we are experiencing today with the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

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