The danger of unexamined habits

The danger of unexamined habits

A friend recently sent me this reminder: When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. This triggered a juxtaposition between this strategy and the usual strategy we employ when an employee isn’t performing at work. Our usual...
Designing Organizations that Last

Designing Organizations that Last

How many organizations and organizational leaders want their organizations to still be thriving 100 years from now? On one hand, we might think a lot of leaders and stockholders would like to see this kind of longevity in the organizations they lead or invest in. ...
Tensions Can Be Promising

Tensions Can Be Promising

I used to think that tensions were problematic in a team or organization. Over time, I realized that good decision-making and innovation depend on tensions. That is when I started to reframe my thinking about the relationship between tensions and possibilities. Any...