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Meetings can save the world (potentially)

Meetings can save the world (potentially)

And there it was, a small ray of hope in all the dark and gloom of 2015. Let’s face it: 2015 was not a great year: terror (starting and ending in Paris),


Meeting tip: how to have great presentations at your meeting (video)

Many meetings share information through presentations

Here’s my second meeting tip, this one is on presentations. Many meetings are about sharing information. And just for now, I am not going to question whether meetings are the best way to do so.


Meeting tip: ‘often work in small groups’ (video)

Having a fruitful conversation in your meeting is hard

Here’s the first meeting tip. Many meetings are about taking ideas further and making decisions. But having a fruitful conversation to achieve that is no easy task. Especially with all the diversity in your team.


Meetings can save the world (potentially) – part II

Is this inclusive?Is this inclusive?
In my last blog I discussed how great meetings potentially save the world. As an example I used the Climate Talks in Paris of last December, during which the meeting was brought to a successful close by using the Indaba,


Meetings can save the world (potentially)

Save the world! start with another type of meeting! Save the world! start with another type of meeting! And there it was, a small ray of hope in all the dark and gloom of 2015. Let’s face it: 2015 was not a great year: terror (starting and ending in Paris), war in Syria,


Let’s rewire our managers!

Be careful: manager at workBe careful: manager at work

How do typical managers think?

For I while, I couldn’t get a satisfying answer to this question. Managers are people just like you and me, with the same diversity as we find in the real world.


Are you ready for the new game?

The game called collaboration

‘If collaboration is cool, if cross-functional working is so amazing, why do we build these huge hierarchies?’

 

That’s Eddie Obeng talking, in his great TED-talk ‘Smart failure for a fast-changing world’.


Change: what is your successful strategy?

In Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare both animals set of for a race. A race that is really about two strategies to achieve change. Tortoise, tired of hearing Hare boasting his speed,


Boost your innovation by thinking as Disney

Innovation is not simple

Innovation is neither simple nor easy. When I look at the organisations I work with I see them struggling with their innovation endeavour. By definition innovation is fuzzy in the ‘where’ (where are we going?) and in the ‘how’ (how are we going to make this happen?),


How soviet are you as a leader?

I am on my way back from Kyrgyzstan where I facilitated a 3-day conference. Kyrgyzstan (for those of you who don’t know) is a former Soviet Republic in Central Asia. Hence, it’s one of those countries where the state ruled and intervened in all aspects of individual lives of its citizens.


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