In the previous part of this series, Part 5: Learning to Think Systemically to Make Informed Decisions and Pre-empt a Crisis, we saw how the Conflict Cloud Thinking Process helps us identify a situation of blockage and understand why this blockage exists in the first place. What keeps us stuck is the set of assumptions, or […]
How to Eliminate Toxic Beliefs that Choke Organizations
An excellent article entitled ‘5 Toxic Beliefs that Ruin Careers‘ hits on a key issue in life and business, namely how our perceptions affect the way we think and act. In this post, we look at how the Decalogue Methodology can address toxic beliefs. Why do some succeed where others fail in the same circumstances? […]
Nothing Is Where You Think it Is – Maps and Mental Models
Our continents just got skinnier, America and Europe just got smaller and Africa and South America got a lot bigger. It’s not a hoax. It’s what happens when a school district decides to adopt a more realistic map of the world. It turns out that the images we are all accustomed to seeing reveal cultural […]
Does Every Organization Need a Vision?
Vision is a crucial element for any organization. The problem is, how do you pin it down and how to you embed it into operations? We had a lot of fun in Italy making a short video about this subject with our good friends Hyphen-Italia, a leader in supporting top brands with Digitalization. In this […]
Can Doing Good Be Good for Business?
A lot of language connected with business has to do with aggression. Not only that, a lot of behavior in business can be aggressively competitive. Phrases like ‘eat what you kill’ illustrate the point. So do businesses have to be ruthlessly self-interested and aggressive to be successful? Is a zero-sum mentality the only way? The […]
True Innovation: How to Do It
What exactly is innovation? One thing it is not is “a good idea”. There are plenty of good ideas in the world but that is not enough to build a project, let alone a start-up. And yet it happens. Time, money and resources are invested in “good ideas” that do not have legs and so […]
Freeing Yourself from Limiting Beliefs
We’re getting ready to launch our new eBook ‘The Human Constraint’, a business novel for the New Economy. We’re excited to share a snippet of the accompanying online learning centre that accompanies each chapter of the novel. This section deals with limiting beliefs and a tool to overcome them. Assumptions and limiting beliefs In a chapter […]