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Remember in the movie Jaws when the chief of police gets a good look at the shark and says, "You're gonna need a bigger boat". Leaders have those moments too.
There’s one underlying trend that holds the key to leading your organization in the months and years ahead - and you’re not going to find it on any of the usual lists.
People who make up the organizational bedrock – whether in government, business, or elsewhere – are the solid ground upon which everything else is constructed.
Leaders on the front lines must choose a decision-making model before engaging in problem-solving. Before making a decision, leaders must first decide how to decide.
There is a certain kind of meeting that absolutely must be long, big, and agenda-free, and if you design it to be otherwise - if you aim for efficiency and damage control - you will sabotage your outcome.
We all struggle to alter their behaviors, break their habits, change their perspectives, and move off their agendas. This can lead organizations to avoid change, resist innovation, and perpetuate the old ways.
"Don't boil the ocean" is terrible advice - built on the assumption that you cannot work efficiently if you attempt to address everything. That assumption is flawed.
Is your company truly 'Customer First'?
Complexity is the defining organizational condition of every enterprise, company, social system, and community operating today.
Sure, email is fast and convenient, but in-person meetings can produce better results.
There are complicated problems, and there are complex problems. Complicated problems are technical in nature.
Cracking Complexity is targeted at CEOs and high-level executives. The book, based on complexity research and the authors' work as consultants, focuses on the 10-step Complexity Formula and its ability to crack complexity every time—fast.
Five Essential Skills for Pharma’s Future Leaders... and They May Not Be What You Think...
Get everyone together in one place for a short time to co-create answers to your question.
With all the fuss about unprecedented and accelerating complexity, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that today’s standout leaders are solving their organization’s defining challenges
It’s true that organizations are confronting unprecedented and accelerating complexity.
Have you ever thought about why humankind has successfully traveled to the moon, but companies still have a hard time figuring out how to grow faster than the competition?
You arrive at work one morning, take the elevator up to your appointed floor, amble down the carpeted hallway staring at your shoes and wondering what the day has in store for you, open your door…
Why does knowledge not necessarily mean power? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Simplicity in the Age of Complexity: “The answer is simple,” the professor said, then he waited a minute and added the important qualifier, “if you are a mathematical genius.”
Today’s organizations are grappling with increasingly complex problems that lack simple or straightforward solutions.
By now, it’s well-known that startups with new business models have used an abundance mindset to dislodge long-established incumbents...
We live in a world that in many ways is growing more challenging by the day. Solving complex problems is no longer only about brainpower. It’s also about orchestrating high-speed, high-quality decisions between and among people so they can sense, absorb and think—in real time—as a group.
In their book Cracking Complexity, David Komlos and David Benjamin share the steps to working through any complex business problem—both quickly and using existing talent, not consultants.
Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast by David Komlos and David Benjamin
Henry David Thoreau, the 19th century poet and philosopher, offered a pithy observation that’s relevant to 21st century problem-solvers. He said, “for every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.”
Systems are often bamboozingly complex. Lets take a look at the nations health care industry...
New and often asymmetrical competition is reshaping the market. Disruption is the new normal, the pace of innovation is accelerating, and data more important than ever.
The last two hundred years saw economies and businesses grow from small and local into global and interconnected.
n(n-1) // In 1905, Albert Einstein introduced the world to e=mc2.
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