Business Leadership

10 09, 2021

Abilene’s paradox: How we decide to do things nobody really wants

By |2021-09-10T18:25:50+02:00September 10th, 2021|Leadership|1 Comment

Have you ever been in a situation where you think nobody likes the decision which everyone agreed to? This might be explained by the Abelines Paradox. Coined by management expert Jerry B. Harvey in his 1974 article "The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement", it describes a fictional case study of a family going on [...]

23 08, 2021

How Leading with Love Makes Leadership Easier

By |2021-08-23T16:54:37+02:00August 23rd, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

What is the most important thing when it comes to business? You would think it is marketing, business strategy, revenue, branding, human capital, and profit - and you’re wrong! While all of these are critical aspects of any successful business, love is first. Yes, it is love. You can love your employees and those you [...]

10 08, 2021

Goodhart’s Law: When a target becomes its own enemy

By |2021-08-10T17:03:44+02:00August 10th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Have you ever heard of someone trying to "game the system"? This refers to the process whereby it is clear what the targets for success are, and an individual, group or company does just enough to qualify for meeting those specific criteria. Even if it means that more important overall success criteria suffer as a [...]

16 06, 2021

How to set a strategy using the cascade of choices framework

By |2021-06-16T15:33:03+02:00June 16th, 2021|Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

Most companies think they have a clear strategy. However, what they think is a strategy is usually nothing more than a set of goals. A real strategy requires clarity on not only what you want to achieve, but how you will choose to focus on achieving this, as well as what you choose not to [...]

17 05, 2021

3 best ways to build psychological safety in the workplace

By |2021-05-17T18:28:09+02:00May 17th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

I believe that Psychological Safety is one of the most important capabilities a team can have to achieve high innovation performance. Check out the amazing podcast episode with the originator of the concept, Prof Amy Edmondson. To describe it simply: Psychological Safety is a climate where people believe it is possible, expected and valued, that [...]

11 05, 2021

What are you trying to improve?

By |2021-05-11T16:48:12+02:00May 11th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Sometimes, innovation can have unintended, negative consequences. Even if what you aimed to improve was a total success by the criteria you measured. This is the danger of judging success only by a narrow set of specific criteria, and ignoring other changes which you did not anticipate. Let me give you an example. A few [...]

12 04, 2021