Tag Archives: ecology

← Older posts

Lead Like A Gardener: The Movie

This is the video of my short plenary presentation at the 10th Annual Global Peter Drucker Forum held in Vienna on November 28 and 19 in Vienna. For all the video from the conference see: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018 … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Leadership, Strategy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lead Like A Gardener: The Movie

For Innovation – Think Small – Like a Mindful Mollusk!

The story of Inky the octopus made headlines around the world this past week. In case you have been in Outer Mongolia (without the internet) Inky was a male common octopus on exhibit in New Zealand’s National Aquarium on the … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on For Innovation – Think Small – Like a Mindful Mollusk!

Pope Francis and the Environment – Transformational Leadership in Action

A version of this post appeared earlier this year in the blog of the Drucker Society of Europe: To students of management Pope Francis is a fascinating study in leadership and organizational change. From his surprise election as an outsider, … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Leadership, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pope Francis and the Environment – Transformational Leadership in Action

Disrupting Disruption Theory (Part II) – Ecological Transformation

This blog is a continuation of last week’s in which I discussed Jill Lepore’s mostly off-target criticisms of HBS professor Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation. There I said that my concern with Christensen’s work was his tendency to rely … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Disrupting Disruption Theory (Part II) – Ecological Transformation

Climate Change and Evidence-based Management: An Ecological Perspective [Part I]

In the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, British science writer Matt Ridley wrote another one of his provocative essays around his theme of “rational optimism”. [In 2010 Ridley wrote a book, The Rational Optimist, which I reviewed for Strategy+Business.] … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Climate Change and Evidence-based Management: An Ecological Perspective [Part I]

Fire and Ice: All I want for Christmas is a Sump Pump!

It’s been a horrid two weeks week weather-wise in Southern Ontario. First we had a hard freeze, making it unusually cold for this time of the year, then we had a heavy snowstorm, which dumped about 30 cm of snow … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Organic and Mechanical Approaches to Complex Systems

The last week a blog I wrote for the Harvard Business Review and the Drucker Forum was published on the HBR site. It brought together a number of issues that I have been talking about in the past few months … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Leadership, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Organic and Mechanical Approaches to Complex Systems

Is Storytelling a Strategy or a Competency?

Several weeks ago a blog appeared on the Harvard Business Review site entitled “Good Companies are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers.” In it its author, Ty Montague, outlined the characteristics of a storydoing company: 1. They have a story 2. … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Leadership, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is Storytelling a Strategy or a Competency?

Clayton Christensen at Davos: An Ecological Perspective on Innovation

When interviewed at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Clayton Christensen discussed what he has called “The Capitalist Dilemma”. It goes like this: There are basically three kinds of innovation in the economy: empowering, sustaining and efficiency. Empowering (or … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shareholder Value Part III: A New Narrative for Capitalism

The ripples from Joe Nocera’s August 10 column in The New York Times, “Down With Shareholder Value” continue to radiate throughout the blogosphere. This past week I came across Miguel Padró’s Yahoo blog, “Is ‘Maximizing Shareholder Value’ No Longer the … Continue reading

Posted in Change, General, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment ← Older posts