Changing the Education System— It’s Complicated!

Changing the Education System— It’s Complicated!

While watching Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk concerning educational paradigm change, and his analogies to society and business, it struck me (once again) that education systems are simply a reflection of business and societal norms. After all, education is funded by governments and is answerable to the societal norms of any given time and place. […]
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The Comanche and Fluid Form

The Comanche and Fluid Form

The Comanche—a Native American tribe of exceptional warriors and horsemen—became a dominant and powerful force in the Southern Plains. Their political and social organization was not a hierarchical structure of command and control like most others tribes. Instead, they worked together, assuming fluid roles in order to operate most efficiently. While individuals selected chiefs to […]
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You Thought Your Mentor Would Do All the Work?

You Thought Your Mentor Would Do All the Work?

Many hoped-for mentoring relationships have a hard time going the distance. Here are seven tips to help you be successful. 1- First, call so you can get to know each other, then set up an in-person meeting – perhaps buy lunch (although he’ll likely try to refuse, do it anyway). 2- Understand the work she […]
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Organizational Lifecycles

Organizational Lifecycles

by Dave Hanna “There is the Moral of all human tales; ‘Tis but the same rehearsal of the past. First Freedom, and then Glory—when that fails, Wealth, vice, corruption—barbarism at last. And History, with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.” —Lord Byron Many...
How Can Organizations Survive Past Tomorrow?

How Can Organizations Survive Past Tomorrow?

The economic crises in recent years are driving many corporate leaders to consider what they need to do to enable their companies to survive the market’s fitful ups and downs. This is nothing new; this has been a paramount issue for senior managers for decades.   Interestingly enough, the most enduring systems are found in […]
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Are You Restructuring Too Soon?

Are You Restructuring Too Soon?

Business leaders commonly react to economic uncertainty by restructuring. While most managers agree that structure should follow strategy, few have a process for moving from strategy to restructuring. With or without a strategic framework, restructuring goes on. What results from not basing restructuring on a clear business strategy? Less than a third of restructuring efforts […]
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