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The Tweeting Pope has a lesson for your business | Internet Psychologist | Graham Jones

The Tweeting Pope has a lesson for your business | Internet Psychologist | Graham Jones | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
The Pope is more popular than Justin Bieber on Twitter and this popularity has a lesson for anyone running an online business.

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Wonder if he's on Scoopit yet?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 7, 2013 3:33 PM

very interesting...

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Globalization for the little guy | McKinsey & Company

Globalization for the little guy | McKinsey & Company | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
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You don't have be global in scale to have a global digital platform!

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Revisiting the matrix organization

Revisiting the matrix organization | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Matrices are often necessary, but they may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees. Clarifying roles can boost both the engagement of the workforce and a company’s organizational health. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The matrix - weakest points always at intersections. Requires high level influencing skills. have you sharpened yours?

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, January 18, 11:25 AM

How to ..... or, How not to ..... ?

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More Global Leadership Development, Please

More Global Leadership Development, Please | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
According to Jay Jamrog, senior vice president, futurist and co-founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity, in addition to managing their direct reports, front-line supervisors have to manage widely geographically dispersed talent as well. As a result, conventional leadership development is no longer adequate. 
 
The American Management Association’s 6th annual study “Developing Global-Minded Leaders to Drive High-Performance,” done in conjunction with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and Training magazine, surveyed organizations worldwide. Participants included 1,358 development professionals from 96 countries in more than 37 industries. (Editor’s note: The author works for the American Management Association.)
 
As of 2015, nearly half of the organizations surveyed (48 percent) now consider developing global capabilities among their leaders a very high/high level priority (Figure 1). Emerging leaders need a higher order of leadership skills: ability to create a collaborative team, to influence many different types of talent, to think critically and to build trusting relationships.
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Global leadership development essential to future success.  If you're small, why not collaborate on initiatives?

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Why Acting as One Company Isn’t Easy

Why Acting as One Company Isn’t Easy | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
At many companies, senior executives launch initiatives to encourage disparate business units or newly merged firms to act as one. They envision their employees united around a common brand, coordinating across functions, and going the extra mile for one another’s customers. But their calls for collaboration often fall flat. When it comes to getting a company to act as a unified whole, even the best intentions are often undermined by three fundamental challenges: lack of visibility, too much complexity, and difficulty establishing trust.
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Use proven models to build trust between units or countries in becoming one organisation or collaboration.  Or risk failure!

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Collaborating to Compete

Collaborating to Compete | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
The clear communication and collaboration of the Dutch flower cluster will keep it competitive, reckons Hogervorst, which ensures the cluster as a whole grows, when everything, right down to the boxes used to transport the flowers, are optimised to maximise flower life and freshness. “When the open character and willingness to share information should disappear, that will be a main threat to the cluster”.
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Smell the roses! The Dutch flower cluster shows value can accrue in a commoditised sector that collaborates before it competes

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Competing in the Age of Disruption

Competing in the Age of Disruption | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

This future series by Frank Diana takes a look at a new book by Geoffrey Moore titled Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption.


The book explores four operational zones split in two paths: offense and defense. 

 


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Useful model to make sense of today's business landscape.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 22, 2015 5:50 AM

This is a great synthesis by Frank Diana of Geoffrey Moore's book. Lots of food for thoughts related to business evolution in this blog post. 



 

Ian Berry's curator insight, December 7, 2015 4:36 PM

some good insights here which also led me to read other posts by Frank including references to 6 mega trends download which I found very useful https://frankdiana.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/world-economic-forum-deep-shift/

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PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: The Framework for Enhancing Strategic Dialogue; and Aligning the Executive Team around Key Strategy Initiatives and Execution

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: The Framework for Enhancing Strategic Dialogue; and Aligning the Executive Team around Key Strategy Initiatives and Execution | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Over the past years I have seen Portfolio Management evolving from a purely administrative process attempting to more or less prioritise and select projects; to one of the most important frameworks to enhance the strategic dialogue amongst its management team, aligning them around the most critical strategic initiatives, and focusing the organisation on strategy implementation. This is starting to be used is applicable both for Corporates and Governments. 
I recently talked on the latest developments in Portfolio Manager with PMI Today. My views are based on my own experience as Head of Portfolio Management in three leading multinationals, as well as from the dozens of workshops I facilidated with top executives and senior governmental officials around the world.
Here is the interview. 
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Use portfolio management techniques to create alignment between people, goals and projects.

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ARE YOU A CONVERGENT OR DIVERGENT THINKER?

ARE YOU A CONVERGENT OR DIVERGENT THINKER? | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Ever thought about this? There are two ways of looking at the world that can be identified as fundamentally different ways of thinking: convergent and divergent.

The convergent thinker sees a limited, or even predetermined range, of options. The divergent thinker is always looking for more options.

Convergent thinking generally means the ability to give the correct answer to standard questions that do not require significant creativity, like SAT or ACT tests.

Convergent thinking is the basic modus operandi of computers. They are digital machines; only able to recognize on or off, there or not there, present or absent.

Divergent thinking, however, is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. It typically occurs in a spontaneous, free-flowing, 'non-linear' manner, such that many ideas are generated in an emergent cognitive fashion
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In praise of divergent thinking...

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Engagement is Relational, not Transactional

Engagement is Relational, not Transactional | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

If journalism didn’t exist today, it wouldn’t be created in the top-down distributed model it has used in the past. Journalism must adapt to this new interconnected reality if it is to be relevant and trustworthy to the public. The industry has invested resources in new business models and in finding ways to grow the audience by examining analytics. But very little attention has been paid to reimagining public engagement with the news.



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What's deeply personal is also most universal. There's a thought to conjure with in collaborative enterprise...

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 16, 2015 11:27 AM

Social media won’t fix this situation. But engaging with and empowering the public can provide an opportunity to help build the community, as opposed to tearing it down.


Ian Berry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 5:10 PM

There's lots of lessons here for your business. I say employee engagement is an outcome of the quality of relationships you have with your employees and they with each other plus such relationships must be supported by quality transactions otherwise you risk undermining your relationships

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Unheard Wisdom

Unheard Wisdom | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

If we just listen in the spaces that we know, we will just hear what we’ve always heard: is your organisation brave enough to listen to the unheard wisdom? - Julian Stodd

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Where is the unheard wisdom in your knowledge landscape?

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Knowledge Horizons

Knowledge Horizons | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
There is a balancing act to be played with not knowing. On the one hand, there is the fascinating learning journey to be experienced as one acquires knowledge in a particular subject, following a breadcrumb trail of curiosity that forever leads to the boundaries of the unknown. On the other hand, there is a willingness to be comfortable with not knowing. An acceptance that no one individual can know everything, that there is no right answer. Mario Gleiser’s fascinating book The Island of Knowledge illustrates, particularly in relation to scientific progress, that what appears self-evident and obvious today can seem wholly inaccurate a few decades hence as we add to the vast pool of the known. Yesterday’s right answer is tomorrow’s monumental error.
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Provocation on knowing and not knowing from @indogenesis.  Excellent!

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Opposing viewpoints should be more important than cultural diversity

Opposing viewpoints should be more important than cultural diversity | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Diversity in company culture makes organizations better, period. Studies and feedback on some of the top work environments support this, and companies with any interests in achieving an optimal company culture are working hard to diversify their employee population.
Sometimes, in all of the effort to reach a peak ratio or makeup of people, the actual definition of diversity gets lost. Because really, what is diversity? Diversity is a unique, case-by-case term that has a varied meaning in different organizations.
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Why 'intangible diversity' is really important to collaboration.  HT @karinsebelin & #LeadWithGiants

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The Trinity Model of Networks

The Trinity Model of Networks | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Following up on my last post, the network era trinity, I have put together two images to synthesize the multiple concepts behind them. These images are my attempt to create a simple model that explains how networked organizations need to operate differently.
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Harold Jarche (@hjarche) - bringing networks to life via visualisation. Excellent and worth 1 minute viewing, hours of reflection!

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Networks and the New Science of Sustainability

Networks and the New Science of Sustainability | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

“We are actually waiting for civilization to both learn and reorganize itself with more intricacy, more collaborative coherence, and greater social intelligence.”

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“The goal is not so much to see that which no one has seen, but to see that which everyone else sees in a totally different way.”– Arthur Schopenhauer, HT @whitespacewolf
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Taming Wickedness

Taming Wickedness | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

This is not a post about torturing demons, witchcraft or satanic affairs, merely an unusual way into the business and management topic which David Hain, Dr Patricia Seeman, Dr Alan Drummond and I refer to as "Wicked Problems". I had the great pleasure of discussing "wickedness in business and organisations" with David in a recent interview below. David is CEO of Transformation Partners, who specialise in working with public sector organisations to "tame wicked problems" for long term sustainable improvement.


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Some thoughts on complex change, form an enjoyable interview with Peter Cook @AcademyOfRock.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 21, 2015 5:01 AM

Had a blast during the recording of this interview by Peter Cook, @AcademyOfRock, who produced this hand summary.  ThanksPeter!

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 21, 2015 9:40 AM

Another nice way at looking at uncertainty

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 21, 2015 9:40 AM

Another nice way at looking at uncertainty

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Collaboration Is Fuel For Creativity | Innovative solutions via collaboration and team building in Charlotte

Collaboration Is Fuel For Creativity | Innovative solutions via collaboration and team building in Charlotte | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Creative collaboration happens when you discover new ways of thinking while interacting with others. Different people have different points of view. When those different perspectives are leveraged, creativity thrives. 

Think of collaboration as a fuel that ignites creativity. As individuals, we are all innately creative, but when people come together for a common goal, the team dynamic can act as a catalyst, providing inspiration and encouragement. Creative collaboration helps you arrive at a better solution in less time, supporting the age-old adage that “two minds are better than one.” 

Here are five tips from the Innovation Institute for building creative collaboration: 
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For really creative innovation, ditch the hierarchy!

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A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy by Jeremiah Owyang

A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy  by Jeremiah Owyang | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords – except one thing: Reading all the buzzwords on a single page. Impress your colleagues at the co-working spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hot Tinder dates with your immense knowledge on the latest hipster technology terms.

New terms and phrases emerge as new movements are born. The purpose of this post is to help clarify, from one single location, some of the jargon you may hear out in the industry. I plan to update it, along with your help, with submissions in the comments, to serve as a reference for our collective work.

At the bottom of this post, you can access links to existing glossaries that cover more well-known terms like Collaborative Economy, Sharing Economy, Maker Movement, crypto-currencies, P2P Lending, crowdfunding and more. The purpose of this post is to focus on emerging terms that are not so commonly known.
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Helpful lexicon for the collaborative economy!

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Claude Maran - Webmarketer's curator insight, August 4, 2015 9:49 AM

Lexique utile pour l'économie collaborative!

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Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece

Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
As money has become tighter in Greece, an alternative “solidarity economy” has sprung up providing everything from food and medical care to hairdressing and language classes to thousands – without a euro changing hands.

The Athens Time Bank, for example, allows members to collect credits by offering an hour of their time to someone who needs their services. The bank boasts doctors, dentists, electricians, yoga teachers and plumbers among its ranks, but the most popular service on offer is psychotherapy – highlighting how years of austerity have eaten away at more than just savings and living standards.

“These are the seeds, we are still in the beginning,” said member Christine Papadopoulou, who is also one of the coordinators of an annual “festival of solidarity” that brings together thousands of people for discussions, concerts and workshops each autumn.
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Greece - crisis forces experimentation and collaboration.  Some future templates?

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The Collaborative Innovation Canvas: A Visual Strategy

The Collaborative Innovation Canvas: A Visual Strategy | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest - too many companies start out with collaborative innovation programs thinking about the complexities of what they might need: gamification features; rewards and incentive schemes; community analysis visualizations; little tweaks to the software; complex reviewing methods; and so on.
In the end, the simple principles of ideation, collaboration, and good old fashioned leadership are what matter most. We need a way to keep our minds focused on these basic points, a shared vision to which everybody on the team, including the vendor, can work towards. This led me to work on a Collaborative Innovation Canvas – shamelessly borrowing the concept from Osterwalder and Pigneur’s Business Model Canvas – as a shared way to focus on the core elements of a program.
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How to strategise and plan #collaborative #innovation. Excellent framework!

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The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems

The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope. The ability to tackle societal problems within an ecosystem can allow you to enter new markets that would have been impossible as an individual organization, as you did not have the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery or utilize the infrastructure, building on others specialization.

We are all making greater connections within ourselves as we find and connect to our own “tribes” that all the different social platforms are providing. Crowdsourcing is another example that is offering huge potential to exploit as it can encourage much to forge, serve and grow whole new communities from ‘simple’ beginning, building on real-time knowledge.

The future of collaborations can increasingly share previously idle or under-utilized assets. We are seeing the most valuable companies that are emerging today are largely based on sophisticated platform business models where ecosystems are vital to their health and global ambitions (Apple, Amazon, Car Manufacturers are all examples).
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Innovation ecosystems dilemma - great reward possible, but high entry costs and failure risk!

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Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect

Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from closed (internal orientation) into ones that are having a far more open stance. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. This shift is offering us extra acceleration that is needed to improve our innovation performances from concept to market delivery.

Collaborative innovation is also leading us to higher chances of achieving greater impact and success, as nearly all novel ideas lay outside the organization's domain of understanding. As we increasingly include the customer and their needs within our understanding, these multiple collaborations and dialogues are building this better internal understanding.
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'Thinking ecosystems can allow us to frame new possibilities & offer different mind-sets that tap into diverse relationships, partnerships, alliances and collaborations.' Pt 2 to follow...

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15 Hot Knowledge Management Trends for 2016

15 Hot Knowledge Management Trends for 2016 | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
A business is, in essence, a vast collection of knowledge and information. It's what's behind the creation of benchmark products and services, and it exists as a web of insights and ideas shared by staff. It's in your documentation—your manuals, guidelines, lists, databases, memos, and files. And it's also in the minds of your team members, as the expertise you need to capture to enhance your business. Knowledge is power, and when properly harnessed, it fuels a successful company.

Technology has had a tremendous impact on knowledge management (KM), inspiring the development of robust software platforms to leverage KM strategies. Knowledge management software continues to evolve in response to new demands and challenges.

Let's look at 15 emerging knowledge management trends for 2016 that are changing the course of knowledge management software.
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The future of Knowledge Management software?

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J.L.Nawan's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:26 AM

The future of Knowledge Management software?

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Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success : Surviving and thriving within the weird space of collaborative working: the four principles to live by

Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success : Surviving and thriving within the weird space of collaborative working: the four principles to live by | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Collaborative working occupies its own weird space. This space is shot through with the energy generated by dynamic interactions and tensions focused upon what is controlled, what is shared, what is given and taken, what is valuable, and what is valuable and needs to be competed for.

At any given moment in time, those seeking to collaborative with others will be considering and acting upon any number of the following questions, which can be grouped under the headings of controlling, sharing, giving, taking, valuing, and competing: 
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Excellent collaboration explanation, dilemmas and advice!

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Simplifying Business In A Complex World

Simplifying Business In A Complex World | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

To succeed amidst today's complexity, companies must optimize the use of their resources, including their capital, people, knowledge, and data. Optimizing entails not just deploying resources efficiently, but actively managing and reconfiguring them as needed to respond to changing conditions and threats to keep business running smoothly. And companies should broaden their definition of what comprises their resources to include those beyond the four walls of their own organization. For example, the insight of their suppliers (or potential suppliers) can drive the next product innovation. Or community knowledge can help mitigate risk. That requires a new mindset and the right tools for effective, efficient, and reliable connectivity.

It also presents a significant opportunity for CIOs to enable business process innovation. They can and should serve as chief integrators, ensuring effective and efficient connectivity across and beyond the organization.

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CIO as Chief Integrating Officer? SAP is suggesting this is a way forward.

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Beyond Bias - Collaboration Trumps Education

Beyond Bias - Collaboration Trumps Education | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

In a hyperconnected world, where poor decisions can multiply as if in a chain reaction, breaking free of unhelpful bias has never been more important. That is why many large organizations are putting money and resources toward educating people about biases. For example, U.S. companies spend an estimated US$200 million to $300 million a year on diversity programs and sensitivity training, in which executives, managers, and all other employees are being told to watch out for biases, in particular when making hiring and promotion decisions.

Unfortunately, there is very little evidence that educating people about biases does anything to reduce their influence. Human biases occur outside conscious awareness, and thus people are literally unaware of them as they occur. As an individual, you cannot consciously “watch out for biases,” because there will never be anything to see. It would be like trying to “watch out” for how much insulin you are producing.

How then can the negative effects of bias be overcome? Collectively. Organizations and teams can become aware of bias in ways that individuals cannot. Team-based practices can be redesigned to help identify biases as they emerge, and counteract them on the fly, thus mitigating their effect.

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Insightful stuff!  Types of bias in organisations and how to overcome them.

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.