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change management

Design your organization to use Change Management and Leadership to pursue enlightened innovation, not targeted amelioration

Do you Introduce Change for Innovation or Amelioration? HBR Article: Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh by Ryan W. Quinn and Robert E. Quinn. JANUARY 07, 2016. Record: Nov 19, 2017 Podcast Script outline: Setting the Stage:  Does your change management process to ameliorate or innovate for your organization? Carol’s Lesson: Epistemologies of […]

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leadership development work design

Why Leadership Development Fails

Executive Summary: In spite of $365B a year spent globally on leadership training, follow up studies show that it does not have a lasting effect on organizational results. Within one year of completion, surveys indicate that organizational effectiveness, the intended purpose, has not improved or changed in any meaningful way. The reasoning offered is that […]

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consciousness mindfulness

Mindfulness at Work

Mediation and mindfulness have become a popular training subject in Silicon Valley high tech companies.  It is a very, very useful practice for us as humans. I would go so far as to say, we cannot fully live out our humanness without the capability to exercise mindfulness. That is, to engage in being conscious of […]

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psychological safety in the workplace

Why Psychological Safety is the Wrong Goal for Business. And bad for Democracy!

There has been an idea arising in print media and on-air conversations with pundits about the idea of creating safe work and learning places to create psychological safety. A physically safe space is imperative. As is a sexual harassment-free workplace by superiors over subordinates, which has become epidemic. However, the recent spate of suggestions is […]

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Hazards of Personality Typologies

The Hazard of Personality Typologies to Business and Humanity

Detoxing Myths of Modern Management: Can human beings be reliably categorized into types for management, learning and teaming purposes? Business Second Opinion Media has as it’s purpose detoxing modern business practices, which have arisen over a thousand years of work history, unexamined. That means exposing these work practices for their true effects, then adding a […]

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Talent: Build, don't buy

Build, Don’t Buy, Talent

This week’s podcast and blog are about the insane competition for talent, attracting and retaining talent and why most businesses go about this pursuit, to get the best people, in the wrong way. If you do leadership searches your company will pay about 1/3 of the cost of their first year’s salary and up to […]

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