Content is King

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The founder of Coaching Ourselves, Dr. Henry Mintzberg, has reached out to his professional colleagues worldwide in order to create the unique content for the Coaching Ourselves modules. Building upon their years of research and experience, a broad spectrum of recognized business experts have collaborated to create peer-to-peer learning modules which can be used by employees at all levels of an organization onsite at their business location.

Understanding Emotions

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A recent presentation by a colleague of mine brought to my attention the fact that we do not have a consensus definition of what emotions are. Ancient definitions don't necessarily hold in light of recent research from neuroscientists.  This blog contribution is my first look into this essential topic which is at the core of what it means to lead people.

Getting started with Coaching Ourselves

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Coaching Ourselves is a peer-to-peer learning process which combines state of the art management content with the benefits of social learning. It provides a cost effective way to develop people which is easy to implement.  Here are  three steps which you can take to introduce this process into your organization...

Feed-Forward - A Coaching Ourselves Module

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The Feed-Forward module from Coaching Ourselves provides both a practical and powerful learning experience. The use of this module can positively influence and change team dynamics  within a company...

Holocracy - an organic approach to organizing work

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We live in an time where disruptive technologies have challenged and begun to redefine dominant business paradigms in many industries.  The music industry illustrates the power of such rapid transformation. In very little time, this industry has shifted from using vinyls to CDs to downloads, changing the very way music is produced and consumed.  Is it a surprise that during a time of such rapid change that traditional organizational forms are being challenged as well?   The paradigm of Holocracy has emerged as a result of the shifting demands of our time. It proposes a new organizational model which is in alignment with the challenges all businesses face in our digital age...

A shift in Leadership for a digitalized world

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Digitalization requires a new leadership approach.  But not all has changed.  Good leadership from the analog era is still good leadership in the digital era  Nevertheless, something new is needed...

A Fish Out of Water

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Every organization  is confronted with the tension of how best to deal with what is urgent versus what is important. How can leaders and managers clearly identify what is really important in the turmoil of everyday business?

Silos and Octopus Traps

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In the wheat growing areas of the world, grain is stored in large towers known as silos. Multiple silos are usually required. Each silo rises high into the sky, independent of the other silos. However, this colorful metaphor that has become commonplace to describe separation and lack of coordination in organizations and in society is not necessarily understood across the entire world. Silos are not to be found in rice based economies.

Value through Alignment

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he influence of over 300 years of traditional thinking patterns is being swept out faster than we think. It’s happening right now, step-by-step…Our blog The Ensemble Enabler aspires to explore this shift in thinking and what its means for all of us – both in the world of business and our daily lives.