The Rise of the New Groupthink

Susan Cain, in her NY Times op-ed, raises great points on the need for solitude in “The Rise of the New Groupthink”:

Rapid Change at IBM

Samuel J. Palmisano, chief executive of IBM, made bold moves over a five-year road map by asking some essential questions: Why would somebody work for you? Why would someone spend their money with you—what is unique about you? Why would society allow you to operate in their defined geography—their country? and Why would somebody invest . . . → Read More: Rapid Change at IBM

Artistry Unleashed: An interview with Hilary Austen

Hilary and I became close friends and partners at Catalyst while working together on learning events for Apple University in the early 90s. We were experimenting with visioning and systems thinking maps, creating experiential learning simulations and understanding interpersonal dynamics through action science. Hilary left the firm to go to graduate school. Then, following . . . → Read More: Artistry Unleashed: An interview with Hilary Austen

The Oz Principle: a review by Kristen Jacobsen

“…most organizations operate on the assumption that the fear of failure will cause people to succeed.” p64

–The Oz Principle: Getting Results through Individual and Organizational Accountability by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman

Success in business boils down to committing together to outcomes we own, being responsible for our part of the . . . → Read More: The Oz Principle: a review by Kristen Jacobsen

Jim Collins on How the Mighty Fall

My colleague Sean Gerrity and I met Jim Collins at his office in Boulder one afternoon. As we walked into his office, it was quite clear that Jim is focused on one thing at a time. He’s known as a rock climber, and we could see that he approaches work similarly, scaling a wall . . . → Read More: Jim Collins on How the Mighty Fall

Attracting attention to change

John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

Attention provides leverage. The more people we can attract and motivate to join us on a challenging quest or initiative, the more impact we are likely to achieve. So, what are effective ways to attract and retain the kind of attention that helps us to address the . . . → Read More: Attracting attention to change

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