The reason most people want change is to get more satisfaction. The reason most people don't want to change is to maintain their security. When people feel pressure to change and they feel pressure not to change they resist change. That is not good for people who want to grow (and that is everyone!) There … Continue reading Did you know you can measure resistance to change?
The next thought …
“And so we keep on thinking, because the next thought might be the answer.”Jonah Lehrer
Your time is limited …
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They … Continue reading Your time is limited …
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I …
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."Benjamin Franklin
If you do not deal directly with the core problem, don’t expect significant improvement.
Isn't It Obvious? Revised by Eliyahu M Goldratt (Author), Ilan Eshkoli (Author), Joe Brownleer (Author) A breakthrough solution is exposed when some unexpected events force Caroline and Paul, a married couple working for their family's retail business, to make a few small changes in the way things are done. A solution that propels the family's regional chain of stores … Continue reading If you do not deal directly with the core problem, don’t expect significant improvement.
You can do work that matters for people who care.
This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into … Continue reading You can do work that matters for people who care.
Ladies and gentlemen. The financial performance is not enough! A word from Goldratt.
"Ladies and gentleman. The financial performance is not enough. The real thing is the harmony within the company. If you have the harmony within the company the financial performance will arrive. If you don’t have the harmony inside the company the financial performance, even if you have them, will be lost. The real key is … Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen. The financial performance is not enough! A word from Goldratt.
If we take this as a given we’ll find ourselves thinking clearly.
The Choice, Revised Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag TOC has been successfully applied in almost every area of human endeavour, from industry to healthcare to education. And while Eli Goldratt is indeed a scientist, an educator and a business leader, he is first and foremost a philosopher; some say a genius. He is … Continue reading If we take this as a given we’ll find ourselves thinking clearly.
There are three necessary conditions for sustainable high performance. Commercial Responsibility, Consumer Value AND Culture.
Alex Rogo, the new executive vice president of UniCo, must turn around three newly acquired companies, knowing that if he succeeds, they will be sold off and the new owners will replace him, and if he fails, the companies will be closed--in either case, he will likely be fired. Using the unique business-novel format, It's Not … Continue reading There are three necessary conditions for sustainable high performance. Commercial Responsibility, Consumer Value AND Culture.
How we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System … Continue reading How we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
Exploitation and Subordination Reframed as Productivity and Utility
This article was first published on LinkedIn by Dr Kelvyn Youngman. It is re-published here with permission. Introduction Very few people understand subordination. No, it's true! In contrast, almost everyone understands exploitation. So, how can this be? Well, exploitation is instinctful and subordination is not. Subordination is thoughtful. We most easily understand exploitation, instinctfully, as a matter of … Continue reading Exploitation and Subordination Reframed as Productivity and Utility
To change something, build a new model …
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.Buckminster Fuller
The key to success is developing everyone.
An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Matthew L Miller, Andy Fleming, Deborah Helsing A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for—namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and … Continue reading The key to success is developing everyone.
How can we be “affiliative” virtually?
Human Synergistics International is a global leader in helping organisations to support their people and improve their performance through a focus on culture change, leadership development, and team building. The results of their surveys are displayed on the Circumplex, a graphical representation that breaks down the factors underlying performance into 12 ways or “styles” of thinking, … Continue reading How can we be “affiliative” virtually?
People don’t like to think …
"People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."Helen Keller
Simple can be harder than complex …
"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." Steve Jobs
The essence of the independent mind …
"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks."Christopher Hitchens
The same level of thinking …
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”― Albert Einstein
The logical conclusion …
"Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”― Scott Westerfeld
The major problems in the world are the result of …..
"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."- Gregory Bateson