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Post Category: ‘Agile & learning organisations’

Organisational agility requires two preceeding capabilities

Many organisations want to be agile.  The problem is that agility requires two earlier steps.  You can have an agile …

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Rigorous, intellectually honest, learning about our strategy

Isn’t that a great phrase, “Rigorous, intellectually honest, learning”. The phrase comes from a book called Nail it, Scale it …

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Becoming an Agile, Learning organisation

The Benefits of making the way you manage Strategy a Learning Process If, like many organisations, you want a more …

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Deliberate vs Emergent strategy: Annual vs continuous strategy

Strategic analysis, planning, design and implementation: Alternative approaches Given our uncertain economic environment, we find clients are looking at their strategy …

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Measurement and target cultures: the problem and solutions

If you are in an organisation that has too many measures and targets, or relies on measures and targets to …

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We manage by absorbing friction – and building up heat!

Sparks

What role do, and should, our management systems play in protecting from, and connecting our organisations to, the volatility and …

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Managing organisations in the same ways birds manage to fly together

Flock Of Birds

Treat this as an off the wall, whimsical post – with a serious intent…. One thing that we all see …

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What we want is strategic agility and speed: What stops us and helps us?

Back in the dot.com boom around 2000 I was Chief Technology Officer of a start-up that changed direction 180 degrees …

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Our capacity to manage, dictates our ability to improve the world.

Being a manager rarely gets the credit it deserves.  Flicking through Gary Hamel’s blog on Management 2.0 for Wall Street …

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