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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Nov 22

How do large companies with no middle management deal with all the classic functions that middle management performs?

How do large companies with no middle management deal with all the classic functions that middle management performs?


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Apr 22

By Lead Together The Book and originally published on YouTube #strategy #entreprenuership #scaling Organizations plan in two ways: predicting the future and then aiming to control outcomes or sensing what’s changing and responding accordingly. The former continues to rule the day, but progressive leaders see that predictions have become less reliable. With this knowledge, they are shifting how their organizations set strategy. In this video, Lead Together co-authors Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield and Travis Marsh share insights into how self-managing organizations adopt a bold approach to strategy. They discuss: – Sense and respond vs predict and control in strategy – …

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By Lead Together The Book and originally published on YouTube #strategy #entreprenuership #scaling Organizations plan in two ways: predicting the future and then aiming to control outcomes or sensing what’s changing and responding accordingly. The former continues to rule the day, but progressive leaders see that predictions have become less reliable. With this knowledge, they are shifting how their organizations …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Nov 21

The last three blog posts provided the core scaffolding for what I have been calling the Estuarine framework (pending getting a proper name for it). I’ve got a lot of work to flesh out the summary I provided in the last post, and also connect it with earlier material including a key post on the subject of learning in anthro-complexity.  But overall I am increasingly thinking it is as, if not more important, than Cynefin.  In the main, all approaches to strategy derive in some way or other from Military planning based on political objectives.  That said the various non-military …

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The last three blog posts provided the core scaffolding for what I have been calling the Estuarine framework (pending getting a proper name for it). I’ve got a lot of work to flesh out the summary I provided in the last post, and also connect it with earlier material including a key post on the subject of learning in anthro-complexity. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Nov 21

I’ve got into the habit of tweeting a summit picture from each Wainwright summit as a part of my challenge to complete all 214 in less than 40 days. For those interested I’ve summarised the current status at the foot of this post.  I have a clear end date – my 68th birthday on the 1st April 2022, a constraint (no more than 40 days) but within that I have buffer stock that can allow for weather and some injury.  Also on each day I have exit options, target time to each summit and I’m constantly monitoring time, weather, ground …

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I’ve got into the habit of tweeting a summit picture from each Wainwright summit as a part of my challenge to complete all 214 in less than 40 days. For those interested I’ve summarised the current status at the foot of this post.  I have a clear end date – my 68th birthday on the 1st April 2022, a constraint …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Oct 21

Thanks to a sudden slip on greasy rock descending from Red Screes I’m home a couple of days early.  The absence of cartilage under both patellas, managed through kinesiology tape and strength and conditioning classes, means any fall or slip (and you can’t avoid them) can leave me with a week or more’s ibuprofen and icepack recovery.  It was a real pain (literally and figuratively) as I was moving at pace thanks to working on balance and taping over the previous month and looking forward to several days, so it was a depressing setback and after two days of attempting …

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Thanks to a sudden slip on greasy rock descending from Red Screes I’m home a couple of days early.  The absence of cartilage under both patellas, managed through kinesiology tape and strength and conditioning classes, means any fall or slip (and you can’t avoid them) can leave me with a week or more’s ibuprofen and icepack recovery.  It was a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Oct 21

This post follows on from the September series which looked at the whole issue of the learning organisation, and I have no intention of getting involved in the debates about who first created that term.  I’ll say now that one major error was that the idea of a learning organisation, which was the subtitle of “The Fifth Discipline” transmogrified into The Learning Organisation and became an end its own right.  This is one of the general issues with most popular forms of systems thinking in that they confuse an emergent property with a manageable cause.  In fact, learning is an …

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This post follows on from the September series which looked at the whole issue of the learning organisation, and I have no intention of getting involved in the debates about who first created that term.  I’ll say now that one major error was that the idea of a learning organisation, which was the subtitle of “The Fifth Discipline” transmogrified into …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Nov 19

Even games of skill depend upon opportunityContinue reading on Forge »

Even games of skill depend upon opportunityContinue reading on Forge »


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