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Springboard: Leaders—Myth and Reality

One of my all-time favourite authors, Joseph Campbell, when asked for a definition of mythology, gave the devastatingly simple response: ‘Other people’s religion’. He did go on to talk to the three basic functions of myth: to achieve psychological reconciliation with consciousness, life and death; to bind an individual into society’s norms; and to learn

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The measure of money

Whatever you think about the free enterprise system, making more money now and in the future is a cornerstone for those for-profit companies who participate in it. Let’s look at how TOC can fundamentally shift management thinking and achieve ever better returns on shareholder funds. By using the systems-based measurements of Constraint Accounting, you will

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The business of speaking freely

What an age we live in. I don’t have to go to the library to avail myself of the world’s best thinkers—I need only tune in to YouTube. I still love to read, but how very convenient to be able to watch or listen to some of the world’s greatest thinkers on my way to

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mediumThe U Journey: Preparing for the Foundation Workshop

How do you mobilise a leadership team around a new way of thinking that will take the organisation to its goal? The process is the U Journey and the springboard is the Foundation Workshop. This article within a series on Theory U looks in more detail at what’s involved in the Explore phase. It all

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Springboard: The One Thing

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. The ONE Thing, Gary Keller with Jay Papasan ____________________________ In my last article, I quoted from the movie City Slickers in reference to how leaders should focus

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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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