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How to change: Introducing Theory U

Bringing about deep change in an organisation is hard. Legendary management consultant W Edwards Deming claimed that transformation was simply not possible without profound knowledge: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and the psychology of people society and change. With my engineering background, I appreciate the systems view, understand variation, and

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Springboard: Leaders and Misleaders

The latest in our series that uses the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. Leaders and Misleaders by Andre van Heerden ____________________________ Most of us can recall those few gifted teachers who really made a difference in our lives. I was

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Where have all the heroes gone?

You’re back in the boardroom again with your fellow senior executives. The CEO has asked each of you for a number—the EBIT uplift from those cost savings you’ve all been charged with finding. He’s going around the table. Fine—you’ve still time to flip through the report your EA printed out. You open your leather folder

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mediumSpringboard: One Mission

The latest in our series that uses the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. One Mission by Chris Fussell ____________________________ It’s become fashionable to rail against hierarchy and to assume that people, once energised by their mission, can organise themselves into

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Springboard: Mindset

The latest in our series that uses the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck ____________________________ Which mindset do you have? Read each statement and decide if you mostly agree with it or disagree with it:

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Springboard: Principles

The latest in our series that uses the ‘book review’ format as a springboard into a wider conversation about the world of work—and how to do it better. Principles: Life & Work by Ray Dalio ____________________________ ‘Principles,’ says Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s most successful hedge fund, ‘are ways of successfully dealing with reality

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