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Archive for July, 2014

Systems Thinking and Trust

July 30, 2014
Systems Thinking and Trust

I use the term “systems thinking” frequently and I’m quite sure it isn’t always clear what I actually mean when I use that phrase. There are various levels of “systems thinking.” On a very large scale, we are learning more and more about how interdependent life is here on earth. No change, regardless of how […]

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We Don’t Want Employees

July 23, 2014
We Don’t Want Employees

Face it; many (most?) employers have employees only because they have to in order to provide a product or service. Few employers will admit this in public. They make jokes about it — “Business would be fabulous if I didn’t have to deal with employees,” — and we know that jokes are at least half true. (By the […]

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Book Review: Shift; Indigenous principles for corporate change by Glenn Geffcken

July 16, 2014
Book Review: Shift; Indigenous principles for corporate change by Glenn Geffcken

I am “always” on the lookout for interesting models for corporate governance, ethics and/or change. So when the publisher for Geffcken’s book, Shift, briefly described the content and asked me if I’d be willing to review his book, I accepted the request. After I purchased the book, it sat for a while so that I […]

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Change: Mutatio est de Bono

July 9, 2014
Change: Mutatio est de Bono

Change is good. We cannot live without it and, as a species we certainly cannot continue to evolve and make progress without changing. Even “bad change” is good since it gives us another data point to consider for future modifications. As individuals, we change whether we like it or not. While it isn’t exactly correct that […]

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Stone Wall Leadership

July 2, 2014
Stone Wall Leadership

Stone walls can be fascinating. They come in all shapes and sizes and designs. Modern walls are generally built with milled stones (consistent shapes) and mortar to keep things in place. Earlier walls often were built by taking natural field stones of infinite shapes and sizes and fitting them together the best way possible to […]

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