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Biases in the Boardroom: Behavioral Economics and Leadership

Biases in the Boardroom: Behavioral Economics and Leadership

How do cognitive biases affect senior leadership decisions, and what can business strategists and board members do to circumvent the effect of non-rational decision making behavior? Cognitive biases and leadership decision making from Paul Gibbons

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Paul Gibbons on VUCA

Leadership in a VUCA World – Harish Manwani

Excerpts from Manwani’s talk. ….The dynamic and fast-changing nature of our world today is best described by VUCA, a term coined by the US Army War College. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity…. Digitisation The first of these megatrends is digitisation. It is worthwhile to step back and look at the recent history […]

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lazydog[1]

So you want to exercise, but don’t feel like doing it?

So you want to exercise, but don’t feel like doing it? I’m pleased to post an article by Stephen Guise, author of Mini-Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.  The book is a top-ten bestseller on Amazon and, having read it, he has some of the most interesting AND novel things about getting yourself to do stuff […]

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workandspirit[1]

Spirituality and Business: Good thing? Fad? Worrisome

For over a decade I’ve tacked this question, through academic research, and through starting several companies with spiritual principles in mind. There is no straightforward answer, but rather this question leads us to a number of important, related questions. 1) Does it matter what kind of spirituality? 2) What does it mean ‘in business’: individual […]

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Truth Wars book on Post-truth

Post-truth: A list of excellent resources and links

Post-truth resources This is a brief list of (in my view) excellent post-truth resources.  They were an early part of the research I’m doing for the Truth Wars book.  I hope you find them useful. The Economist (a conservative international news magazine) ran a quite brilliant pre-election post-truth overview. Steve Inskeep, from NPR, wrote A […]

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Expert on post-truth Paul GIbbons

Truth Wars: A post-truth survival guide for consumers and citizens

(This is the first of a series of blog posts on post-truth (from 23rd February 2017).  The posts are drafts from the upcoming book Truth Wars.  The drafts are rough, but as there are new developments daily, I’ve opted for speed over perfection. Comments very welcome, ad hominem attacks, or attacks on particular groups are […]

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leadership accountability

Accountability: The difference between management and leadership

Accountability and the inner work of leadership Leadership gurus are often asked about the difference between management and leadership, and how to make the transition. My two answers: accountability, and inner work. The perfect manager, but not yet a leader Charlotte is an experienced and highly trained senior manager. She knows good management starts with […]

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glass-ceiling1[1]

Glass cliffs and ceilings: Statistics, gender balance, market failure, and loss of top talent

Sometimes, though I hate driving, my mind turns to randomly interesting areas.  Today, it was gender balance – and I was reflecting on how much of the development work that I’ve done with senior teams puts me in a room full of men.  When my classes are full of 50 something senior leaders, it will […]

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lotsofchangeshappeningaboutus[1]

Change Strategy: Introduction (Science of Org Change)

A day late and a dollar short As a consultant frequently called-in mid-project when change is going badly, I am asked to supply tactical means of resolving people and culture problems.  As with aid workers surveying a post-hurricane scene, I find political conflicts, unhappy stakeholders, culture clashes, dysfunctional project teams, skills issues, sponsorship troubles, delays […]

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stanislas-wawrinka-2011-australian-open[1]

Leadership and the body: The undiscovered frontier

The following is excerpted from the full article which is available to community members for free download using the link at the bottom of this page.  Further articles from the Leadership White Paper series are coming soon. The next step for leadership? In bygone times, developing leaders focused on bettering their thinking: solving strategic problems […]

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