Tag Archives: Values

OD and Business Strategy lessons to be learned from the Roman Army

A very interesting article (http://business.financialpost.com/2014/04/14/10-things-that-propelled-ancient-rome-to-greatness-that-can-help-your-business/) by Brad Cherniak of Capital Insight was recently posted in the National Post. ┬áThis article examined 10 principles that the Roman Army apparently made use of and their current relevance today. The focus of the … Continue reading

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Why we love rules in our lives!

This post explores a line of speculation on why we clamour for rules on complex issues in our lives. As speculation, this means I will lay a line reasoning with my critical assumptions on the table so to speak. Hence, … Continue reading

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Performance Management: Incenting Performance both up and down

A recent article (Rail’s risky business) by Mary-Jane Bennett got me thinking about how we typically approach performance management (PM). The article discusses how railways are exposed to the risks of carrying dangerous materials on their systems. For this post … Continue reading

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How Leaders interject uncertainty into their organizations

One of the essential tasks of leadership is to establish the organization’s priorities. This is strategic task of defining purpose, mission, and priorities. A second essential leadership task is to manage towards those priorities. This done through the steps of … Continue reading

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Talent management: Demographics and the Leadership Development Crunch

I recently came across an interesting article (Two Trends That Could Kill Business) by Nathanael Baker that explores the repercussions of facing an external contextual demographic leadership issue in combination with how organizations are/are not planning for it. I wish … Continue reading

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Why not: “Fool me once and shame on me.”?

This post is a thought piece that lays out the question more than any answer. There is an old adage: “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” Why do we need a second … Continue reading

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Uncertainty & Risk: Continuing the OD Perspective Journey

I have come across an interesting author (Frank Knight) in Paper produced by History of Economics Review ((2010 Summer, 52) titled “Theorising Risk and Uncertainty in Social Enquiry: Exploring the Contribution of Frank Knight. Over the next few weeks I … Continue reading

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