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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

    Growing leadership agility

    July 1, 2013

    I’ve been working on a short paper about leading through times of complexity and change. I’ve decided there are five components I think are really important (though when you write...

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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

    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

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    What if change is constant?

    April 26, 2013

    I’m building a third module of a leadership program for the beautiful folks who run Wikipedia and their other associated sites. They’re faced with quite a lot of change right now....

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Go slow to go fast

    April 21, 2013

    On my way back home after the second module of a leadership program with a set of smart and interesting and passionate participants. What a delight. These folks are cursed, as so many of...

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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

  • CHANGE

    Sexy ideas

    April 1, 2013

    We’ve been asked by a client to highlight some of our favourite TED talks every two or three weeks. Because right now a couple of us are reading Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb,...

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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

  • CHANGE

    Adding colour to complexity...

    December 11, 2012

    We’ve been talking about complexity and about how thinking about the complexity of an issue helps you figure out how to treat the issue. There are two pieces I left out of my blog about...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Getting to know the little self

    July 8, 2012

    Last month, I wrote about the difference between your little self and your big self, and I asked you to think about the times that big self shows up versus the times the little self rears...

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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

    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