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Creativity, Innovation and Apollo 13

A common mistake in management today is to confuse creativity and innovation. There are three necessary but not sufficient conditions for innovation starvati...

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 2, 2013 12:02 PM

Base for innovation:

- Starvation

- Pressure

- Perspective shift

Heinz Peter Wallner's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:56 PM

Ohne Gefühl des Mangels - ohne Hunger - keine Innovation!

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Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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Systems Thinking: comprehensive way of understanding how systems work

Systems Thinking: comprehensive way of understanding how systems work | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Systems Thinking allows you to see both the big picture & the details, & also assess any unintended consequences
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10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet

10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
We can do so much better than this.

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Why do we work so hard?

Why do we work so hard? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 17, 5:05 AM

Work follows us home on our smartphones, tugging at us during an evening out or in the middle of our children’s bedtime routines. It makes permanent use of valuable cognitive space, and chooses odd hours to pace through our thoughts, shoving aside whatever might have been there before. It colonises our personal relationships and uses them for its own ends. It becomes our lives if we are not careful. It becomes us.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 17, 2:44 PM
This is a good question, which is well-explored in the article.
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Is this a true picture of work?

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Change Management: Making Organization Change Happen Effectively

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What exactly is change management? Learn what this broad term means, and about some of the tools and techniques to help you manage change successfully in your project.
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Systems thinking: a cautionary tale (cats in Borneo)

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Systems thinking changes everything | From Poverty to Power

Systems thinking changes everything | From Poverty to Power | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
A Guardian 'long read' extract from How Change Happens nicely captures many of the central arguments of the book
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Strategy under uncertainty | McKinsey & Company

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The traditional approach to strategy requires precise predictions and thus often leads executives to underestimate uncertainty. This can be downright dangerous. A four-level framework can help.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, September 14, 2016 9:48 AM

Interesting Four levels of residual uncertainty

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, September 14, 2016 9:49 AM

Interesting Four levels of uncertainty

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Learning: Employees take charge

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Corporate learning departments are changing from education providers to content curators and experience facilitators, developing innovative platforms that turn employee learning and development into a self-driven pursuit.
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The pertinence of the systems approach to wicked problems faced by planners generally

The pertinence of the systems approach to wicked problems faced by planners generally | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
In 10 slides I will explain above concept map which enables an integrated conceptualization of the logical relationships of the core characteristics of wicked problems with the basic requirements and workings of the systems approach.

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Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields – Summary

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This article contains my book notes for Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields (2011). We all suffer from uncertainty and doubt, especially when creating something new. It’s certainly something I have issues with. Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance is a […]

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, September 2, 2016 11:20 AM

A good summary of this very inspiring book that I recommand

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, September 2, 2016 11:22 AM

A good summary of this inspiring book that I recommand

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Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge

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If there is one book that has influenced my business thinking the most, it is Peter Senge’s “The Fifth Discipline – The Art and Practice of Learning Organization” and I have referred to it many times over past years on this blog. Written in 1990, the insights contained in this book are even

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Systems Thinking and the Cobra Effect - Our World

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Using systems thinking, policymakers can avert the 'cobra effect' where simplistic policies come back to bite you with unintended outcomes.
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Comment gérer l’humain dans un monde VUCA

« On entend beaucoup parler d’un monde ‘VUCA’ dans lequel nous évoluerions. Comment adapter nos activités et processus RH à ce mode de fonctionnement pour en t…

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Are You A Calibrator?

Are You A Calibrator? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
As the epitome of a Calibrator, Marissa Mayer is meticulously focused on building a better system — a standout of her achievements at Google. However, her
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self-organization is the future

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self-organization is the future https://t.co/QC9LC701Wh https://t.co/aZHEt5GcwE

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How to Make a Systems Graphic to Understand Shared Enterprises

How to Make a Systems Graphic to Understand Shared Enterprises | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Wherever we are, we need to deal with complex systems, from small family units to whole environmental ecosystems. With zillions of entities interacting, it's almost impossible to keep track of how our actions may affect the world. When we are faced with such situations and need to understand complex systems or find solutions to complicated problems, it can be helpful to visualize our understanding of these interactions.
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Why Corporations Have a Talent Problem

Why Corporations Have a Talent Problem | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
The reason most corporations are broken when it comes to talent acquisition is they are simply looking for the wrong things through the wrong lens. Their hiring models are built for the old economy. They are looking for conformity rather than a non-conformity. They look to protect the status quo rather than disrupt it. They are hiring for the present and not for the future.

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure and obsolescence. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward technical competency – reward aggregate contribution.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 10, 2016 5:20 AM

Mike Myatt on why competency based leadership models don't work.

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Successful Leaders Know What Made Them Who They Are

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As chairman of the Washington Speakers Bureau, Bernie Swain posed one simple question to 100 of the eminent people that his company represents. People like Madeleine Albright, Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw and Condoleezza Rice were asked to identify the one person, event, or influence that made them who they are as a leader and a person.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 7, 2016 3:35 PM

The overriding lessons from Bernie Swain's questioning is that successful leaders are self-aware. They have an inner voice and pay attention to it. They understand the defining moments of their lives and thereby better understand their own strengths, biases, and weaknesses as leaders.

 

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Introducing the Systems View of Life Into Organizations | Sustainable Brands

Introducing the Systems View of Life Into Organizations | Sustainable Brands | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
One of the first obstacles in introducing systems thinking into organizations is the fact that universities, which are organized around single disciplines, are not currently able to prepare students in this approach, which is inherently multidisciplinary. As Fritjof remarked:

“A professor of biology often does not feel comfortable talking about climate change; or a professor of social studies about mind and consciousness. The systems view of life covers all these areas.”
To overcome these challenges Fritjof was inspired to create Capra Course, a new online course based on The Systems View of Life, which consists of twelve pre-recorded lectures, along with a discussion forum in which Fritjof participates throughout the course. As Fritjof explained:

“You see, the systems view of life is critical today for all professions, because the major problems of our time are systemic problems — all interconnected and interdependent — and they need corresponding systemic solutions. The systems view of life provides the conceptual framework for such systemic solutions.”
While we have come a long way in relation to helping major organisations develop a more systemic view of the problems we face, we still have some way to go.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 6, 2016 6:01 AM

The Capra Course - teaching a systems view of life and organisations. Interdependent challenges need system solutions!

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The Six Systems Thinking Steps to Solve Complex Problems

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Systems thinking helps us to explore problems as part of a large system. These six steps can help us achieve systems thinking.

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Dysfunctional Organization: Definition and Cure - Intelligent Management -

Dysfunctional Organization: Definition and Cure - Intelligent Management - | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
"There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization." We were asked to comment on this statement. Here is our reply.
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The Management Thinker We Should Never Have Forgotten

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W. Edwards Deming believed that we can improve worker performance only when we improve the entire system they work within. And he believed that managers wrongly apply incentive pay plans, forced rankings, and all sorts of carrots and sticks to create the illusionof control without solving root performance problems.

 


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jean charles crouin's curator insight, August 15, 2016 5:14 AM
Much more to @demming thank his wheel...
Au delà de la roue...#leadership