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  • BELIEFS

    A Complexity View of Gender Bias in Organizations

    December 11, 2013

    In some ways the HBS Gender experiment is old news.  The NY Times article came out more than three months ago now, and a quick Google search for “HBS Gender Experiment” yields...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Developing self-compassion

    December 6, 2013

    Perhaps the reason I’m focusing on self-compassion today is as an act of forgiveness for the failure to write blogs these last months. I have been busy with clients, with my family, and...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    The HBS Gender Equity Experiment—Safe-to-Fail?

    October 1, 2013

    The September 8th Sunday New York Times front page article about Harvard Business School’s experiment in gender equity has piqued interest, sparked heated debate, and spawned any number...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • BELIEFS

    Strategic leadership

    September 9, 2013

    I’m putting together a “strategic leadership” program this week for a brilliant and innovative client. She wants a kind of a map of the territory of strategic leadership and then,...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Competition and complexity

    August 30, 2013

    I had the delight today of speaking at the joint conference of the Bay of Plenty Principals’ Association and the Central North Island Principals’ association in a very rainy Taupo. We...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • CHANGE

    Attracting the future

    August 10, 2013

    Complexity theory offers us the idea of attractors, which are things around which particular phenomena gather. Vague enough for you? When I first was reading about chaos and complexity...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Some distinctions about our bodies of distinction

    July 30, 2013

    My colleague, Neil Stroul, recently wrote a blog about a thing called bodies of distinction. As I understand it, our bodies of distinction are those sets of things we know quite well,...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

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