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  • ACTION LEARNING

    The curious leader

    July 9, 2013

    Last week I talked about the first of my qualities of leaders who can lead change most effectively. The agile leader is able to be flexible and also to move. This is key to supporting...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Leading through change

    June 18, 2013

    I’ve been asked by a client to help her think about the way changes in what an organisation might be wanting to do also pushes changes in what leadership looks like there. I thought...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    New questions for an unpredictable future

    June 12, 2013

    Keith and I have been working on our new book this week, and we’re focusing on the way deciding and talking about what to do in the future looks different if you’re dealing with a...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Lessons through music at the Sydney Opera House

    May 27, 2013

    Last weekend I had the great joy of singing the Brahms Requiem at the Sydney Opera House.  And while I learned lots about Brahms and singing, I was also impressed by how much I learned...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Development and anti-fragility

    May 20, 2013

    I had a chance and delightful afternoon with adult developmentalist Bill Torbert last week. He was staying with a mutual friend, and as I had an unexpected afternoon off and he was...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Just not saying

    May 12, 2013

    A couple of weeks ago, just as I was packing for a busy trip to the west coast of the US, Amy Levin-Epstein wrote with a question: “What is it that real leaders would never say?” Amy...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Antifragile

    April 9, 2013

    So the core idea in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s new book Antifragile is that there is something beyond resilience that we need to think more about. Fragility is when shocks or disorder...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    I know why you did that…and other fallacies

    February 22, 2013

    We’ve finished writing the chapter in the new book that’s about complexity (did you notice I was thinking about complexity a lot?) and now we're about to start the chapter that’s...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Complexity: decisions and dispositions

    January 25, 2013

    Ok fasten your seat belts. We’re going to start to now play with the implications of this complexity stuff  I last blogged about on your work as a leader.  Look at the things on your...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Big self room to breathe

    August 12, 2012

    In my last several blogs I’ve been talking about what some of the conditions might be for you to bring your biggest self to work. One of those conditions I’ve called “room to...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Representing more of the world

    June 24, 2012

    A consistent endeavour is for each organisation to be more representative of the whole world in which it is working and to be able to draw on a much more international range of thinking...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Growing to lead, leading to grow

    April 7, 2012

    The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.  (Franklin Jones)   I think the world needs to change. You probably...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Stepping into your authority

    March 26, 2012

    In my last blog, I wrote about clients of mine who struggle with their images of authority. Because they are not comfortable with the authority others have had in their lives, they find...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Making friends with authority

    March 13, 2012

    Maybe I attract clients who have an unusual relationship to authority; maybe many CEOs have a love-hate relationship with other authorities in their lives. In any case, I have a bunch of...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    In praise of incomplete leaders

    February 25, 2012

    I spoke last month at a Leadership Forum at the Melbourne Business School. In attendance were an interesting blend of senior leaders who wanted to think together about the ways we can...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger