Evil Dead Hand

Innovation Frontal Disinhibition: Exploit, Explore, Apprehend, Comprehend.

Organisations were designed for steady environments and excel when situations are steady and predictable. Our business environment, our world today, is anything but steady and predictable. Established organisations excel at processes and procedures. They are organised for pristine exploitation (execution), not exploratory search.

Cycling against the wind

Organisational Stress Wood: Struggle Builds Resilience

So often the challenge is that we focus on the failure rather than the learnings. When we focus on failure, we become cognitively impaired and we cannot think creatively. We must reframe our relationship with struggle.

As the saying goes, “kites rise against, not with the wind.”

Frank Barrett

Yes to the Mess Part 2: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz with Frank Barrett

The premise of today’s book is that nurturing spontaneity, creativity , experimentation, and dynamic synchronization is no longer an optional approach to leadership. It’s the only approach. The current velocity of change demands nothing less. It demands paying attention to the mental models, the cultural beliefs and values, the practices and structures that support improvisation.

We welcome back the author of: “Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz”, Frank Barrett.

Al-Pacino

Threat Within Vs Threat Without

Changemakers often experience the full wrath of a protective status quo when an internal power broker perceives them as a threat (to their position). Even though they may espouse upstanding business practices, proclaiming, “We are very innovative!”, ultimately when threatened by internally driven proactive change, the status quo can act as unscrupulously as the mob. 

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