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The Lean Startup |nfographic

The Lean Startup |nfographic | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

My belief is that these lean startups will achieve dramatically lower development costs, faster time to market, and higher quality products

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Leading Together for Change - My new Website

Leading Together for Change - My new Website | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
high performance coaching, consulting, training and speaking programs to support you on your journey to become a better leader and co-leader of change.
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Claude Emond's curator insight, October 11, 2014 10:42 PM

The economics of revolution part 1 @davidvdegraw

Corinne Chauffrut Werner 's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:10 AM

On retrouve le fameux Why How What développé par Simon Sinek également http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=fr

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Creating a Strategy That Works

Creating a Strategy That Works | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The most farsighted enterprises have mastered five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities.
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You cannot design strategic plans without objectives. Interesting article that could have been titled instead «Creating a strategy» because it appears to me that the 5 conventional «non-working» practices are not aiming at objectives but only stating desired outcomes. As Larry Cooper wrote, becoming agile (the 5th conventional practices listed) is not an objective, it is a result. The same can be said of the other 4 conventional practices. It is hard to build a strategy when you do not have clear objectives and express your strategy in terms of desired outcomes. Basically, you do not have a strategy then, you are just chasing a dream.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 8, 8:41 AM

You cannot design strategic plans without objectives. Interesting article that could have been titled instead «Creating a strategy» because it appears to me that the 5 conventional «non-working» practices are not aiming at objectives but only stating desired outcomes. As Larry Cooper wrote, becoming agile (the 5th conventional practices listed) is not an objective, it is a result. The same can be said of the other 4 conventional practices. It is hard to build a strategy when you do not have clear objectives and express your strategy in terms of desired outcomes. Basically, you do not have a strategy then, you are just chasing a dream.

Claude Emond's curator insight, July 8, 10:50 AM

You cannot design strategic plans without objectives. Interesting article that could have been titled instead «Creating a strategy» because it appears to me that the 5 conventional «non-working» practices are not aiming at objectives but only stating desired outcomes. As Larry Cooper wrote, becoming agile (the 5th conventional practices listed) is not an objective, it is a result. The same can be said of the other 4 conventional practices. It is hard to build a strategy when you do not have clear objectives and express your strategy in terms of desired outcomes. Basically, you do not have a strategy then, you are just chasing a dream.

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The keys to organizational agility | McKinsey & Company

The keys to organizational agility | McKinsey & Company | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The leaders behind McKinsey’s work on organization design explain the importance of agility and how established companies can become more dynamic.
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The 3 keys to organizational agility explained in a very clear, simple manner. Achieve the right mixture of BOTH agility and stability on 3 organizational vectors: 1- Structure, 2- Process, 3-People. 

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 4, 3:43 PM

The 3 keys to organizational agility explained in a very clear, simple manner. Achieve the right mixture of BOTH agility and stability on 3 organizational vectors: 1- Structure, 2- Process, 3-People. 

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Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The tragedy of the commons, a concept described by ecologist Garrett Hardin, paints a grim view of human nature. The theory goes that, if a resource is shared, individuals will act in their own self-interest, but against the interest of the group, by depleting that resource.
Yet examples of cooperation and sharing abound in nature, from human societies down to single-celled bacteria.
In a new paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, University of Pennsylvania researchers use game theory to demonstrate the complex set of traits that can promote the evolution of cooperation. Their analysis showed that smaller groups in which actors had longer memories of their fellow group members' actions were more likely to evolve cooperative strategies.
The work suggests one possible advantage of the human's powerful memory capacity: it has fed our ability as a society to cooperate.

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Great findings. Let's remember what others mean to us and set our organizations to encourage self-organized small cells (holarchies) acting and collaborating together to make the ultimate difference and create lasting value for everybody

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David Hain's curator insight, June 27, 6:02 AM

Fascinating article on how we can cooperate to avoid the tragedy of the commons!

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Great find David. Going to scoop it all over the place. Cheers from Montreal
Claude Emond's curator insight, June 28, 8:56 AM

Great findings. Let's remember what others mean to us and set our organizations to encourage self-organized small cells (holarchies) acting and collaborating together to make the ultimate difference and create lasting value for everybody

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Leadership Models & Tools - Australian Leadership Foundation

Leadership Models & Tools - Australian Leadership Foundation | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Leaders: Multifactor Change Agents Our research shows that Australians are clear that what has the biggest factor in determining whether a business flourishes or declines is the leadership. The ideal leader does more than just manages the processes and drives the strategies, they lead the teams and shape the culture. Additionally, they drive the sales and …
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Top 20 Best Books on Managing Change | ReadyToManage

Top 20 Best Books on Managing Change | ReadyToManage | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
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Nice list of reference books on Change Management. The Ready to Manage website is also an excellent source for managers who still believe that learning is important. Highly recommended

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 29, 8:45 AM

Nice list of reference books on Change Management. The Ready to Manage website is also an excellent source for managers who still believe that learning is important. Highly recommended

Claude Emond's curator insight, May 29, 8:48 AM

Nice list of reference books on Change Management. The Ready to Manage website is also an excellent source for managers who still believe that learning is important. Highly recommended

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The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The Lewis Model identifies countries as Linear-actives, Multi-actives, and Reactives.
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Where is Quebec in this model? I do not think we are like the rest of Canada. Sometimes I feel like a mix between a Latino, an Irish and a  Korean! Must be my Amerindian blood ! :)

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 3, 5:28 PM

Where is Quebec in this model? I do not think we are like the rest of Canada. Sometimes I feel like a mix between a Latino, an Irish and a  Korean! Must be my Amerindian blood ! :)

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Stanford Webinar - How to Overcome the Top 3 MegaBiases in Decision-Making

We all fall victim to unintended biases that undermine good decision-making—dragging problems into our comfort zone, letting consensus lead us astray, o
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Those top 3 mega bias are: the illusion of good decision making bias, the comfort zone bias and the agreement trap bias. Also see an inforgraphic on that here: http://www.sdg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SDG-3-Megabiases-Infographic.pdf ;

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 30, 12:07 PM

Those top 3 mega bias are: the illusion of good decision making bias, the comfort zone bias and the agreement trap bias. Also see an inforgraphic on that here: http://www.sdg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SDG-3-Megabiases-Infographic.pdf ;

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2 of 3 – Why Unicorns Eat Dinosaurs for Breakfast | AfCE

2 of 3 – Why Unicorns Eat Dinosaurs for Breakfast | AfCE | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The why and how every established company can engage employees, accelerate innovation and transform culture, to fuel innovation and avoid becoming someone
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Part 2 of 3. the 2 other parts also follow in sequence. A story about recreating startups in mature organizations

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 28, 7:22 PM

Part 2 of 3. the 2 other parts also follow in sequence. A story about recreating startups in mature organizations

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10 organizational behaviors stuck in the industrial era

10 organizational behaviors stuck in the industrial era | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.  ~Irene Rosenfeld, CEO, Mendelēz International In an earlier post, ‘Culture for the age of ideas’, we argued that the culture of many organisations is still […]
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We want employees to change behaviors. Well, changing behaviors has to start at the top!

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 28, 3:23 PM

We want employees to change behaviors. Well, changing behaviors has to start at the top!

Claude Emond's curator insight, April 28, 3:24 PM

We want employees to change behaviors. Well, changing behaviors has to start at the top!

Ian Boreham's comment, May 20, 6:55 PM
I think the change behaviour first point is a valid one. I can see how workplace environment changes are facilitating this at a lot of orgs.
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WEBINAR - A 3-step agile approach to mobilize, engage and develop high-performing teams

WEBINAR - A 3-step agile approach to mobilize, engage and develop high-performing teams | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 27, 11:47 AM

Webinar will be on May 19, 4 pm EST. You can register here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13643/203379 ;

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Understanding the limits of hierarchies

Understanding the limits of hierarchies | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Jim Whitehurst shares a valuable lesson he's learned while leading an open organization: The quickest result isn't always the best one.
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The more you are in a complex business environment (VUCA), the more useless is a hierarchy. Welcome to Jon Husband's networked self-organized wirearchyhttp://wirearchy.com/fr/ :)

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 8, 9:51 PM

The more you are in a complex business environment (VUCA), the more useless is a hierarchy. Welcome to Jon Husband's networked self-organized wirearchyhttp://wirearchy.com/fr/ :)

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Designed for Learning!: 7 Leadership Lessons from Jazz 

Designed for Learning!: 7 Leadership Lessons from Jazz  | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
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The agility of jazz applied to leadership

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The agility of jazz applied to leadership

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The agility of jazz applied to leadership

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Scrum Guide Refresh by Jeff Sutherland Ken Schwaber 

Scrum Guide Refresh by Jeff Sutherland Ken Schwaber  | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
In this video, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, creators of the Scrum Framework, discuss the scrum guide refresh including, agile values and scrum insights
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At last, Values (mindset) make it into this new version of the  «official» Scrum Guide. Not a lot said but that is a start.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 20, 8:08 AM

At last, Values (mindset) make it into this new version of the  «official» Scrum Guide. Not a lot said but that is a start. PDF of the new guide here: http://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v2016/2016-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf ;

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At last, Values (mindset) make it into this new version of the  «official» Scrum Guide. Not a lot said but that is a start.

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Five questions boards should ask about IT in a digital world | McKinsey & Company

Five questions boards should ask about IT in a digital world | McKinsey & Company | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
CIOs, business executives, and board directors need a shared language to discuss IT performance in a fast-changing environment. Here’s a framework for those conversations.
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Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run

Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Leading physicists last year turned game theory on its head by giving selfish players a sure bet to beat cooperative players. Now two evolutionary biologists at Michigan State University offer new evidence that the selfis
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Finding the “Herbie” in Your Change Initiative

Finding the “Herbie” in Your Change Initiative | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Eli Goldratt’s theory of constraints can help leaders better pace and sequence change management programs.
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Claude Emond's curator insight, June 26, 7:07 AM

Using Golratt TOC for initiating your organizational changes. Great stuff ! That's being Lean and Agile

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Seth Godin Startup school - FREE on SoundCloud

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This is free on Soundcloud. :)

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Leadership Models | Free eBook in PDF, Kindle and ePUB Format

Leadership Models | Free eBook in PDF, Kindle and ePUB Format | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
This FREE eBook explains the principles of team development - download it now for your PC, laptop, tablet, Kindle or Smartphone.
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10 Principles of Change Management

10 Principles of Change Management | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Tools and techniques to help companies transform quickly.
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Welcome back into our corporate lives, dear «plain good old common sense» :)

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Welcome back into our corporate lives, dear «plain good old common sense» :)

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Part 3 of 3 – WHY UNICORNS EAT DINOSAURS FOR BREAKFAST | AfCE

Part 3 of 3 – WHY UNICORNS EAT DINOSAURS FOR BREAKFAST | AfCE | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The why and how every established company can engage employees, accelerate innovation and transform culture, to fuel innovation and avoid becoming someone
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Part 3 of 3. the 2 other parts also follow in sequence. A story about recreating startups in mature organizations

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 28, 7:26 PM

Part 3 of 3. the 2 other parts also follow in sequence. A story about recreating startups in mature organizations

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1 of 3 – Why Unicorns Eat Dinosaurs for Breakfast | AfCE

1 of 3 – Why Unicorns Eat Dinosaurs for Breakfast | AfCE | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The why and how every established company can engage employees, accelerate innovation and transform culture, to fuel innovation and avoid becoming someone
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Part 1 of 3. the 2 other parts will also follow in sequence. A story about recreating startups in mature organizations

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Top 10 Certifications with Staying Power

IT is a very fast changing industry - certifications that are hot today maybe a tiny niche market in only a few years and things that few have heard of may be huge trends in the same timeframe.
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10 Guiding Principles of Organizational Culture

10 Guiding Principles of Organizational Culture | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to feature this post highlighting Jon Katzenbach, a leading practitioner in organizational strategies and an acclaimed advisor to executives for PwC’s strategy consulting group, Strategy&. Stay tuned for the upcoming CultureU interview with Jon coming soon. How often have you heard somebody talk about the urgent need to change the culture? They […]
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All a question of behaviors.  Attitude creates Altitude

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 12, 11:10 AM

All a question of behaviors.  Attitude creates Altitude

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All a question of behaviors.  Attitude creates Altitude. Nice infographic

Ian Boreham's curator insight, May 22, 9:19 PM

Key message of changing a few critical behaviours first to kick start culture change.

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10 simple things the CEO can do to create a happy workplace

10 simple things the CEO can do to create a happy workplace | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces. In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leade…

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Happy employees are engaged high-performing employees. This is a no-brainer... and it costs nothing 

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 8, 9:37 PM

Happy employees are engaged high-performing employees. This is a no-brainer... and it costs nothing 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, April 11, 3:31 AM

This article highlights what CEO's can do to encourage open and honest dialogue, which ultimately helps the organisation move forward and improve in ways that make sense.  Too often, there is a culture of "The Emperor's Clothes" in operation, with either the CEO only wanting to focus on the "positive to keep employees motivated", or where employees don't feel able to tell the "truth" of their experiences.

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100 «Culture Change Insight» Nuggets from Edgar Schein and other great minds

100 «Culture Change Insight» Nuggets from Edgar Schein and other great minds | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
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Priceless advice !!! You can download a pdf including those 100 insights + many timeless quotes on culture and change here: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/100-CultureUniversity-Insights.pdf ;

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Claude Emond's curator insight, March 28, 11:04 AM

Priceless advice !!! You can download a pdf including those 100 insights + many timeless quotes on culture and change here: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/100-CultureUniversity-Insights.pdf 

Claude Emond's curator insight, March 28, 11:07 AM

Priceless advice !!! You can download a pdf including those 100 insights + many timeless quotes on culture and change here: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/100-CultureUniversity-Insights.pdf