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From Machines to Plants: Wandering in The Gardens of Democracy

In The New Ecology of Leadership I draw an extended, disciplined analogy between the cycle of an ecosystem (my favourite is a fire-dependent, lodge-pole pine forest) and the trajectories that organizations follow as they go through their lives. The objective … Continue reading

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Shareholder Value – Part II: “Down with Shareholder Value”

In Saturday’s New York Times, Joe Nocera wrote a column entitled “Down With Shareholder Value”. In it he traced briefly the rise of the concept and then suggested that we are at the “dawn of a new movement”, although it … Continue reading

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Why Walmart is Like a Forest: Excerpt from The New Ecology of Leadership published in Strategy+Business

An excerpt from The New Ecology of Leadership has just been published in Strategy+Business.  It draws the parallels between the growth of the Walmart stores and forest succession, suggesting that it is fundamentally an ecological process. You can read the excerpt here.

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Scribblings from the Garret

Welcome to my blog, the launching of my new website, and the pre-launch publicity for my forthcoming book, The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World. In his January/February article in Foreign Affairs, The Future of History: … Continue reading

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