“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.” From The Talmud Do you feel as if you’re stuck the way you are or do you feel that you can grow? A book by a Stanford psychologist identifies a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset.” Depending on your mindset, […]
Change and the Decision Making Process
In our previous post, Change: Why Do We Find it So tough? we looked at the fundamental conflict underlying change; that conflict emerges because of our need for control on the one hand, and our need for vision on the other. The need for control and the need for vision are common to individuals as […]
Change: Why Do We Find it So Tough?
Spring is in the air (thought it may not feel like it in some places). Even such a welcome change can be hard going on our bodies because when seasons change we have to adapt to new temperatures. In this post, Dr. Domenico Lepore talks about Change, what drives us, and Vision. Constant change It […]
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 […]
Why change? Part 2
In Part 2 we look at how cause-and-effect reasoning and acknowledging our ‘cognitive constraints’ are crucial in understanding why, when, what and how to change. Dr. W. Edwards Deming used to warn about the consequences (cause and effect) of seemingly simple actions: “if we kick a dog in the street, we are responsible for the […]
Why Change? Part 1
In our previous post we looked at tools for the three phases of change (What to Change, What to Change to and How to Make the Change Happen). This post is in response to several comments that asked about the ‘why’ of change. Dr. W. Edwards Deming used to say: “The only thing that does […]
Change: Tools for Thinking, Planning and Enacting Change
Continuing our series on Change. In our previous post, we mentioned the three phases of change: what to change what to change to how to make the change happen For each of these phases, there is a powerful Thinking Process Tool from the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Let’s look at the three phases. What to […]
Change: Intuition, Understanding and Knowledge
Continuing our series on change. We live in an extraordinarily complex, post-digital world, where interdependencies and interconnections multiply at an ever-increasing speed. The cause-effect relationships that govern the world as we experience it create a super intricate ‘network of networks’ and we have a very limited understanding of the underlying properties of these networks and […]
Change: Control vs. Vision in our decisions to change
Change: Why do people find it so hard (and what can we do about it)?
In our next few posts we will be looking at the difficulty we have to change, and how we can achieve change and improve our systemic intelligence. Change is the most unchanging part of our existence: • our pancreas replaces most of its cells every 24 hours • the cells of our stomach lining are […]