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Six Types of Ambiguity

Six Types of Ambiguity | Leadership Values | Scoop.it

In dealing with ambiguity, when it is difficult to understand why things are going wrong – we have to be able to create a diagnostic approach to the organisation as a system, and look at what is called the systems conditions – “What are the reasons that the system is as it is”.


Then looking at the systems conditions, the next question is, “What makes the system conditions?” And the answer is management thinking.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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One of the pieces of counselling I recall being given was to develop more comfort with dealing with ambiguity. It was a perceptive point and something I then worked to address over subsequent years. 

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Mike Mowery's curator insight, February 23, 1:07 PM

Every organization needs to ask the relevancy question posed in this article

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 24, 2:56 AM

First: a framework to check the reason of the systems' ambiguity, or, more correctly how they face the ambiguity of the world... nothing is linear, straight line, more and more things (everything?) are in the first order or in the later order of chaos (fractal-type and further on...)...  

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A Conversation on Blue Ocean Leadership - INSEAD Knowledge

A Conversation on Blue Ocean Leadership - INSEAD Knowledge | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
INSEAD Knowledge: The book Blue Ocean Strategy has caused a big stir around the world. With the book out in 43 languages, a bestseller on five...
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The Transparency Trap

The Transparency Trap | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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How transparent are people across your enterprise? This article includes some great examples - the production line example where individuals kept continuous improvement ideas to themselves particularly alarmed me!

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Make Values as Important as Performance

Make Values as Important as Performance | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Values are as important as performance. Chris Edmonds defines this well in The Culture Engine.

Via Stefano Principato
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I think it is helpful to link values  to purpose and then through a cascade with transparent links to objectives, and targets etc. A performance "diamond": http://www.efficienarta.com/purpose-a-foundation-for-effective-innovation/

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Testing Your Values, Living Your Brand

Testing Your Values, Living Your Brand | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Build your business plan around core values and never forget what those values are.

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Why cultural values cannot be ignored in international relations - East Asia Forum

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Why cultural values cannot be ignored in international relations
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One hundred years ago began the war that was supposed to end all wars.
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Lessons in failure from the error management gurus - FT.com

How do, and how should, businesses handle failure? Employers often talk about empowering people to take risks and learn from mistakes. Yet few organisations know how to talk about failure when it happens, still less how to learn from it – as the
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Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal

Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

I was asked recently to explain in simple terms how ethics and trust are related. It is a great question, because we define trust and ethics in so many different ways.
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Why Your Mission Should Drive Your Strategy - Forbes

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He used Microsoft's position in operating systems to dominate the entire value chain, even though it only controlled a small part of it.
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How does your enterprise see and fulfil its Purpose?

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3 Reminders for Millennials Before We Climb the Ladder of Leadership

3 Reminders for Millennials Before We Climb the Ladder of Leadership | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Before we climb the ladder of leadership, there are three reminders for Millennials. Much as has come before us and much will be expected for us.
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8 Qualities That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

8 Qualities That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
I remember all of my bosses. Some were bad. Most were good.But only one was, in the best possible way, truly memorable.Unforgettable bosses possess qualities that may not show up on paper but always
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When corporate culture goes disastrously wrong - People Management Magazine Online

When corporate culture goes disastrously wrong - People Management Magazine Online | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
When corporate culture goes disastrously wrong
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Put the Company's Interests Ahead of Your Unit's - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Put the Company's Interests Ahead of Your Unit's - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
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Recent research ICEDR has conducted with CEOs, HR executives, and enterprise leaders echo those conversations and sheds some light on the reasons for the shortage.
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Why Building Your Brand Is All About Sharing Your Values

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No matter where your followers live, your company's values are what bring that community together. Here's how to spread the message.

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A Day in the Life of the Collaborative Economy

A Day in the Life of the Collaborative Economy | Leadership Values | Scoop.it

Data shows collaboration in the new economy is accelerating. 
People are crowdfunding, making, sharing, collaborating, all kinds of their things in life. Some are getting food on-demand, rather than going to traditional grocery stores or restaurants. The world is speeding up, and people are transacting between each other, or rapid-delivery services. We expect this to continue to accelerate as the funding from VCs dwarfs many markets, adoption rates are doubling, and the media has endless coverage over this collaborative movement. To help make sense of this dizzying environment, we attempted to take a snapshot of this world in motion, to try to find out what a single day comprises of


Via Don Dea
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My sense is that enterprises that have collaboration "in their DNA" have a huge advantage.  Managers and Leaders at all levels can foster this by being seen to "Live" collaboration so that it is seen and felt to be a core value of the enterprise.

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Interesting snaphot of collaboration activities.

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Toxic workplace

Toxic workplace | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Is the boss responsible for the negativity or does the onus rest on all to create a better environment?
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Trust and its absence in a fractured society - FT.com

Trust and its absence in a fractured society - FT.com | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Trust – A History, by Geoffrey Hosking, Oxford University Press, £25 Making the case that the concept of trust is a useful tool to understand society is not difficult in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The word “credit”, after all, is derived
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I believe that similar arguments exist within organisations and are increasingly important as enterprises endeavour to increase agility both internally and across their alliances. 

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The Top 10 Mistakes Bosses Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Bosses Make | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
Mistakes managers make managing people tend to fall into a similar pattern - all bad. Here are ten common mistakes that managers should avoid.
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The 3 Ways Respecting Your Team Builds Your Business - Entrepreneur (blog)

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However, most small business leaders don't focus on values. They focus primarily, and often exclusively, on productivity and results.
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A company’s headquarters should be aligned with its heart - FT.com

Every time I hear about a company relocating its headquarters I think of the Marvin Gaye song “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”. A hit for Paul Young in a 1983 cover version, its hummable melody cloaks an unattractive sentiment, voiced by
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6 Key Leadership Behaviors That Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

6 Key Leadership Behaviors That Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement | Leadership Values | Scoop.it

This Blog Series details 6 Key Leadership Behaviors that Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement. They are :

1 -  Lead with Honesty, Integrity and Respect

2 -  Listen More and Speak Less

3 - Sometimes you win and Sometimes you lose

4 - Consistent behavior is key

5 - Always look to improve

6 - Recognise and Reward


Via Philippe Drouillon
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In my experience securing the active engagement of stakeholders is a key to achieving continuous improvement on a continuous basis. This is one of the themes of my book - Strattomics: http://youtu.be/gncXsgBPqJ4

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The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value

The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
  Sometimes when I look up at the peaks above, I reflect on the extra ordinary commitment shown by the individuals who climbed these peaks for the first time as well as the strategies, process...
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Review: The Village Effect by Susan Pinker - FT.com

Review: The Village Effect by Susan Pinker - FT.com | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
The benefits of the digital age have been oversold. Or to put it another way: there is plenty of life left in face-to-face, human interaction. That is the message emerging from this entertaining book by Susan Pinker, a Canadian psychologist. Citing
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Executive Summary: The Golden Circle with Simon Sinek

Executive Summary: The Golden Circle with Simon Sinek | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
(1000 words) Use The Golden Circle to evaluate the emotional core of what makes employees and customers buy into a company.
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Big Food Must Invest In Social Responsibility To Thrive, Experts Say - International Business Times

Big Food Must Invest In Social Responsibility To Thrive, Experts Say - International Business Times | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
International Business Times Big Food Must Invest In Social Responsibility To Thrive, Experts Say International Business Times The trend is one that has swept most of the world's various largest multinational corporations in recent year, but food...
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One CEO's Reflections On Measuring Impact And Purpose

One CEO's Reflections On Measuring Impact And Purpose | Leadership Values | Scoop.it
A look at how leaders can measure and understand the impact the collective efforts of their organization has on those they serve.
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