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Personal heroes and commitment in India

5 mrt 12

Personal heroes and commitment in India

Last week I facilitated a workshop with operational managers on personal leadership. At the start, I asked everyone about their favourite hero and shared with them that Whoopi Goldberg is mine. Not because of her acting but because of her personality. Down to earth, optimistic,...

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Shifting perspectives: from Organisations to ‘Organisings’

18 jan 12

Door: Andres Roberts | Categorie: Inspiratie
Shifting perspectives: from Organisations to ‘Organisings’

To be a true learning company, it is a risk to hold the perspective of being an organisation. Because an organisation might be seen as static – a single unmoving way of being. To perceive yourself as an organisation suggests you may perceive fixed boundaries and rules. From here it becomes easier to build or hold barriers within and around you, restricting what you are and how you operate and how you move with the world. This is risky in a world that calls for creative, nimble and adaptive ways of working. We suggest that to be a true learning organisation, capable of swifter adaptation and movement, it is helpful to explore the perspective of being an organising. Organising is a term we are framing to provoke this way of being – always fluid, moving, learning, adapting. It illustrates the distinction between perspectives of static states and fluidity. And it is a verb: showing that it is work in progress.

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The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

29 nov 11

The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

Safety is of prime importance for all industrial organisations. A lot of effort is put into raising safety awareness amongst employees. Often the focus is on procedures. They are put in place with the objective to reduce the execution risk of activities. Over...

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012

22 sep 11

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference is held every three years. The last decade, the conference was hosted three times in the US and lately in Kathmandu, Nepal (2009). In April 2012, it will be organized in Europe for the first time in history. The charming...

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Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

21 jul 11

Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

The global challenge of climate change calls for innovation in the way we live, the way we do business and in the way we solve tough challenges both environmentally and socially.

In the last few months there has been a growing awareness of this in a number of sectors, with more conversations on how we engage with each other to create an environment where ideas can become innovation. One of these, forms part of the South African government’s...

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Design Thinking at Kessels & Smit

12 jul 11

Design Thinking at Kessels & Smit

Design Thinking is a culture and an approach that supports you in trying out new services, processes and products. People from Kessels & Smit met up with Elias Barrasch from Invented Here to talk about and experiment with design thinking.

Creatieve perspectieven op kennismanagement

19 jun 11

Door: Andres Roberts | Categorie: Inspiratie
Creatieve perspectieven op kennismanagement

Afgelopen maart heb ik op uitnodiging van Nancy Dixon meegewerkt aan een 'Deep Dive' in Washington over kennismanagement, speciaal voor internationale gezondheidsorganisaties. Een inspirerende workshop, met bijzondere mensen! In deze blog deel ik graag enkele van de inzichten die ik daar ook heb ingebracht. Over het belang van verhalen, spel, creativiteit en verbeelden. De blog is een ingekorte, vertaalde versie van een paper dat hier ook als pdf te downloaden is.

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Leadership is about conversations that matter

13 mei 11

Leadership is about conversations that matter

In March, I attended a three-day meeting on ‘participatory leadership’ and ‘conversations that matter’, organised by The Art of Hosting. With a group of students, consultants, social entrepreneurs and teachers we explored how, in times of change, the collective intelligence of a group of people...