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My Pispective on Drawing the Line

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(A pispective is when you write about something in 314 words. Which doesn't count these words or the image credit) How to decide when to draw the line on something? This isn't quite the same as drawing a line in the sand (though its close). That's about establishing a limit over another person and using our authority to...
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Managing Excerptations: Restructuring and the Circle of Safety

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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My Pispective on Business Constitutions

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(A pispective is where you write about something in 314 words) We humans are naturally purpose seeking but also naturally commitment avoiding. By which I mean, we like to sign up for important sounding stuff, but also like an escape clause. Just in case things get tougher than expected. 'Compliance' is the service philosophy of many government agencies,...
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A Business Decision is an Exercise in Humanity

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We all like to be successful. Being successful in business makes us feel fantastic. We want more success in life as a general rule. Because of this we tend to try and do more of what made us successful. But when we repeat what we gave us success yesterday, we make ourselves less successful tomorrow. This is because...
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Senior Leaders Have One Decision to Make

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Business organizations are decision making networks. To ‘organize’ is to construct or establish. The word comes from ‘organ’ which has a confused etymology. It surfaces in the Greek as an ‘implement, a tool for making or doing’. It had a strong association to musical instruments. Which is helpful because the metaphor of a business organization as a machine...
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