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5 Reasons Why It's Okay to Say "I Don't Know"

5 Reasons Why It's Okay to Say "I Don't Know" | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Why is it SO hard to say "I don't know"? They're only three simple words, but they're weighty. It's not uncommon for us to feel tremendous pressure to have all the answers. We are managing expectat...
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By saying "I don't know" you initiate dialogue, you learn , you respect the meaning of others,  you create thrust which again will initiate dialogue.

This 3 simple words are a leverage point to see the real world.

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Leadership in Complex Times

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My life has got more complex.  It was my own fault, there is no-one else to blame.  I now work with a greater number of schools, they are more diverse in nature and there are many more connections ...

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Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace (part 1 of 3)

Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace (part 1 of 3) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Complexity is pervasive in today’s workplace, but our understanding of it is not. Find out why.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 15, 10:25 AM

Part 1 of the 3 part series by @markkuallison

Claude Emond's curator insight, July 15, 10:26 AM

Part 1 of the 3 part series by @markkuallison 

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How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Leadership storytelling inspires the culture shift to Agile

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Claude Emond's curator insight, August 10, 10:36 AM

Best article I have read to date on what it takes to become a true agile organization. I agree with Stephen Denning: SAFe will not do the trick. A change in culture and values can not be avoided! And the time to change is NOW. And with this change delighting the customer also means delighting your employees: a great boost for happiness in the workplace. Thanks to https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1046295 (Bruno Collet) for sending me the link to this article.

Claude Emond's curator insight, August 10, 10:40 AM

Best article I have read to date on what it takes to become a true agile organization. I agree with Stephen Denning: SAFe will not do the trick. A change in culture and values can not be avoided! And the time to change is NOW. And with this change, delighting the customer also means delighting your employees: a great boost for happiness in the workplace. Thanks to https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1046295 (Bruno Collet) for sending me the link to this article.

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Pourquoi, comment, quoi – Comment être Agile?

Pourquoi, comment, quoi – Comment être Agile? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

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Claude Emond's curator insight, August 17, 4:38 PM

2e partie de 3. Explique de modèle Cynefin en lien avec «quand» et »comment» être agile.

Claude Emond's curator insight, August 17, 4:39 PM

2e partie de 3. Explique de modèle Cynefin en lien avec «quand» et »comment» être agile.

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, August 19, 12:17 PM

Article présentant une bonne vue d'ensemble

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Antifragile system design principles

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there are certain design principles that emerge from Taleb’s work that can help reduce the fragility of the systems we design.

 

 


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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, August 19, 3:36 AM

Interesting approach. I like especially: "(5) Resist the urge to suppress randomness"

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Systems Thinking: Connecting Self to Society

Systems Thinking: Connecting Self to Society | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
About Systems Thinking A particularly interesting theory has emerged over time, which takes a deeper look into the interactivity of different levels of systems, whether in nature or in society.  Us...
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A Complete Systems Approach to Global Problems

A Complete Systems Approach to Global Problems | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
After reading a discussion on the Systems Thinking list, it seems clear that there is a lot of interest on this topic matched by a lot of confusion.Firstly, systems thinking means approaching a problem from a higher-level perspective, much like economists look at the economy:  detached and analytical.  Unfortunately, it's prone to the same problems of that field:  systemic errors amplifying to global problems due to incorrect premises (e.g. the unsolved financial crisis of the last decade).Secon

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Complicate to Simplify: Lessons from Complexity Science

Complicate to Simplify: Lessons from Complexity Science | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
What our team found at this school in the Bronx is what we see in many intractable social problems. They spring from a complex constellation of ills, and the longer they last the more complicated they...
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Download PDF Developmental Evaluation Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use

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The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation

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New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.

 


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aml_think's curator insight, June 3, 8:42 AM

CHANGE & TRANSFORM!

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 3:15 PM

Hvilken OVERGANG er du / din virksomhed i lige nu ?

Ghita Benkirane's curator insight, July 20, 2:52 AM

Un guide pour la transformation managériale

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How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development

How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

HR professionals rely too much on formal training for leadership development. More strategic ways of learning and experiences outside the norm will help create future leaders. 



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Loretta Donovan's curator insight, July 21, 8:12 AM

Action Learning, Self-Directed Learning and lean processes have been the CLOs dream for decades. HR doesn't get it and opted for butts in seats leadership development. #CLO #leadership

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 9:38 AM

A strategic view will help to gain buy-in.

 

Davell Logan's curator insight, August 5, 3:05 AM

My opinion would be human resources really need to listen and get in the trenches with leaders in all areas of an organization, including seeing how everything operates on a day to day basis for at least one week. Just my opinion. 

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Is ‘holacracy’ the future for HR management? Exclusive interview with Zappos

Is ‘holacracy’ the future for HR management? Exclusive interview with Zappos | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
“HR isn’t just about holding people to rules, it’s a lot more than that. It’s about making sure your people are represented in the company’s decisions and live up to their potential. It’s about being part of something bigger and providing a great place to work rather than simply protecting the business.”

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David Hain's curator insight, July 2, 11:05 AM

The focus with Zappos is always holacracy, but the ethos is about getting to know each other better. The echo is more important!

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Ten steps to transformation

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Ten steps to transformation from prevailing silos in organizations to systems optimazation

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A call for new thinking in the new systems age

A call for new thinking in the new systems age | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

As human development practitioners, we have been talking a lot recently about how a changing world is demanding new approaches to development in the way we finance, implement our projects and measure the results of our work.


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Considering Holacracy? Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags - ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine

Considering Holacracy? Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags - ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Zappos may have gained notoriety in recent months for being the latest company to move to the holacracy model of self-management, but when it comes to golden success stories, others are leading the way. If you're thinking about following their lead, consider these 6 cautionary points first. 

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Change Toolkit

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Claude Emond's curator insight, August 10, 3:20 PM

Lots of tools, useful depending on context. Must be a UK Non-Profit to register but it is possible to download some of the documents and read most of the material online without registration

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Otto Scharmer and the three enemies

Otto Scharmer and the three enemies | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Video of Otto Scharmer introducing the concept of the three enemies. What happens when places try to move from downloading into deeper levels of consciousness? Scharmer asks; if people are really ...
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General Systems Thinking - eBook Bundle

General Systems Thinking - eBook Bundle | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

A reader: If I had to select a book that has influenced my thinking most, it would be this one. This book is one that I have gone back to re-read many times.


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Complexity and fate- The Story of the Chinese Farmer

Complexity and fate- The Story of the Chinese Farmer | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
A parable about life and nature. The hand of fate and the vastness of complexity.
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The Language of Systems Thinking

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To really understand how systems work, you need the right vocabulary. Jon Gittings explains.

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Download MANAGING COMPLEXITY IN ORGANIZATIONS TEXT AND CASES PAPERBACK PDF

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Why Systems Thinking is Not a Natural Act

Competence in systems thinking is implicitly assumed among the population of engineers and managers — in fact, most technical people claim to be systems ...
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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

ALONSO MICHELE's curator insight, May 17, 6:23 AM

Une autre vision du leadership!

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The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures: Part 2, 'Flatter' Organizations

The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures: Part 2, 'Flatter' Organizations | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Unlike the traditional hierarchy which typically sees one way communication and everyone at the top with all the information and power; a “flatter” structure seeks to open up the lines of communication and collaboration while removing layers within the organization. As you can see there are fewer layers and that arrows point both ways. Obviously an very simplified way to look at this type of a company but hopefully it gets the point across. For larger organizations this is the most practical, scalable, and logical approach to deploy across an entire company. This is the model that most large (and many mid-size) organizations around the world are moving towards.

It’s true, some form of hierarchy still does exist within this model but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case. In flatter companies there is still a strong focus on communication and collaboration, improving the employee experience, challenging the status quo around traditional management models, and the like. But instead of completely reinventing the entire company and introducing a radical new structure and approach to work, it achieves similar results in far shorter term and with much less effort and resource allocation.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 4:22 AM

'Flatter-ing' to deceive, or a very useful variant of hierarchies?  Jacob Morgan's take.

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The Future of Management Is Teal

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Many people sense that the way organizations are run today has been stretched to its limits. In survey after survey, businesspeople make it clear that in their view, companies are places of dread and drudgery, not passion or purpose. Organizational disillusionment afflicts government agencies, nonprofits, schools, and hospitals just as much. Further, it applies not just to the powerless at the bottom of the hierarchy. Behind a facade of success, many top leaders are tired of the power games and infighting; despite their desperately overloaded schedules, they feel a vague sense of emptiness. All of us yearn for better ways to work together — for more soulful workplaces where our talents are nurtured and our deepest aspirations are honored.

The premise of this article is that humanity is at a threshold; a new form of organization is emerging into public view. Anthropological research suggests that this is a natural next step in a process that began more than 100,000 years ago. There have been, according to this view, at least five distinct organizational paradigms in human history. Could the current organizational disillusionment be a sign that civilization is outgrowing the current model and getting ready for the next?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 7, 7:52 AM

The elution of management paradigms - plus the next one? Fine work form Fred Laloux!