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Exploring The Ecology of Leadership: the Power of Analogical Thinking


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I spent the past week in California working with a senior management team from a large global corporation as part of their extensive executive development program. This was my third time with the same organization and I had worked hard … Continue reading


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Double Vision: “Boxes and Bubbles” Thirty Years On [Part II]


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This is the second blog on the thirtieth anniversary of my article “Of Boxes, Bubbles and Effective Management” appearing in the May-June 1984 issue of the Harvard Business Review. I had been inspired to write the article when I read … Continue reading


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The Double Vision: “Boxes and Bubbles” Thirty Years On [Part I]


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“For double the vision my Eyes do see, And a double vision is always with me:” In 1984 the first article I ever wrote on management appeared in the May-June issue of the Harvard Business Review. Entitled “Of Boxes, Bubbles … Continue reading


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Climate Change and Evidence-based Management [Part II]: The Case for Practical Wisdom


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This blog is a continuation of last week’s in which I suggested that in managing complex systems with unstable parameters one cannot rely just on data-based predictions, one has to depend more on judgement-based anticipations: In The Rational Optimist Matt … Continue reading


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