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Limiting Lenses

Limiting Lenses What are we seeing when we open our eyes? What are we seeing when we look? What are we understanding when we look and see and hear? … …. What is colouring my perspective when I look at whatever I am looking at and see whatever I am seeing? This is such an Read More

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Getting Clear about Culture

Getting Clear about Culture If we don’t understand the essence of culture … We can’t work with Organisation Culture We can’t do effective work in the field of Diversity We can’t support corporate clients or individuals in Transcending Cultural Barriers Core concepts of Culture are … self dynamic nature flowing WITH … not in themselves; Read More

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Maybe I’m a little old-fashioned …

Maybe I’m a little old-fashioned … Two conversations yesterday (one negative, one positive) reminded me of this blog that I posted on another website many years ago. The negative conversation: A potential business partner was late for a scheduled call “I’ll call you” stated the invitation. No big problem. There was not even the hint Read More

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Conversations, Culture Change and Trust

Conversations, Culture Change and Trust A short time ago, Ana Neves, a knowledge management specialist in Portungal, asked me some challenging Questions on Conversations, Culture Change and Trust. … … On your website, you say “Every conversation shapes culture”. But culture also shapes the conversation. Do you have any suggestions on how organisations can be Read More

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Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic

Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic Life is complex, highly complex. We live in an interconnected interdependent interrelated world. Indeed, life is so complex that we will probably never completely understand it … whatever “understand” may mean here. It is also dynamic, therefore unpredictable. From the continuously expanding field of work on complex systems, we Read More

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Seven Core Layers of Culture

Seven Core Layers of Culture Influencers of our Interactions in an Organisational Context Few concepts in the organisational world are as misunderstood as “culture”. All too frequently, it is relegated to the sphere of so-called “soft skills” … those things that ‘don’t really matter in business’. Still today, in the second decade of the 21st Read More