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  • CHANGE

    Trump and emergence

    December 19, 2015

    Readers might notice I’m in sort of a frenzy about Trump and what he’s doing to ramp up the feedbacks of fear and hatred that live in all of us in one way or another. And I have been...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Complexity and compassion

    December 14, 2015

    Last month, I spent a day with about 60 coaches and leadership professionals in Sydney. We explored the ways our increasingly complex world makes demands on coaches as we support our...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Trump and the feedbacks of fear

    December 13, 2015

    I have been wondering this week, listening to Donald Trump spin fear into a frenzy of hatred, whether we need a different name for the sort of “leadership” he offers. If...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Not a fluke

    October 1, 2015

    I have been wanting for some time to write a blog about how hard it is to learn from “flukes”—that is, something we think of as an unusual or one-off event. I have been too swamped...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Why the best plan might not be a good one

    September 19, 2015

    We work with incredibly smart people who are used to coming up with the very best answers. Their successful companies are known for solving problems in the most innovative ways. Yet last...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    What do SMART goals have to do with complexity?

    September 4, 2015

    I was working with a client last week and we were discussing setting a goal for his own development. I realised over the course of our conversation that we were both falling into more...

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    By Patrice Laslett

  • BELIEFS

    Does adult development hold promise for shifting the gender imbalance in our leadership ranks?

    August 14, 2015

    If you're even remotely interested in the topic of women in leadership, you'll have seen the recent PWC report called 'The hidden talent: Ten ways to identify and retain transformational...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • BELIEFS

    Walking Joyously on Egg Shells

    July 27, 2015

    It’s summer here at our little cabin in the Catskill Mountains, and as I do every summer, I am attempting to grow some things in my little garden. As a self-proclaimed fair weather...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • CHANGE

    Three key ingredients to learning from failure

    July 9, 2015

    As we’ve been supporting our clients—and ourselves—to become more agile in the face of complexity, one key breakpoint has emerged: when you try new things, failure is always an...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • CHANGE

    The experimentation experiment

    May 7, 2015

    There are many writers on leadership and innovation (including Garvey Berger and Johnston!) who point to the critical importance of experimentation in acting and leading in the face of...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • COMPLEXITY

    Quality relationships for complex times

    April 20, 2015

    I was with a client a few weeks ago in an unusual sort of gig for me—I walked into a leadership program I didn’t design and wasn’t teaching and spend two days with the participants...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Leading the possible

    April 1, 2015

    Leadership is not about simply maintaining the status quo. Leadership is fundamentally about the future, about bringing people or ideas into a new and better world. It’s hard enough to...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    A new approach for a new year

    January 28, 2015

    We often approach the New Year as if we are cresting the top of the Ferris wheel—last year spread out and visible in one sweeping glance behind us, and next year fresh and gleaming in...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Cricket

    January 24, 2015

    Cricket is one of the most perplexing of games, especially in its long form where matches between countries run for up to five days and often end without a result. One of the confusions...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • BELIEFS

    Feeling the sand in our ears

    December 16, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_1901" align="alignleft" width="407"] Head in the sand protest at Wellington’s Oriental Bay, December 2014. Photo: Stuff.co.nz[/caption] Of all the many forms...

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    By Keith Johnston

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