“70% of Organizational Change Initiatives Fail” – How the myth evolvedA timeline revealing the various sources of the widely-quoted 70% change failure rate.
Creative power: generative and degenerative manifestationsWhen creative power is deployed in a solo or group setting, it can manifest either in a generative form or a degenerative form, depending on people’s state of consciousness. The purpose of this article is to try and explain what I mean by these terms, with analogues from seven sources.
Generative enterprise: how I think about purpose, value, vision, strategy, mission and collaborationThis is a long article covering a lot of ground. The content could easily fill an entire book. The sections form an indivisible whole and it would make no sense to devolve them into separate pages. I will create a downloadble pdf version during the coming weeks.
The ideal group size for interactive conversationKnowledge Café originator David Gurteen has discovered that the ideal group size for unfacilitated interactive conversation is four people. If not four then three, otherwise five. Six is one too many.
The Innovation Readiness ProcessThe Innovation Readiness Process enables innovation team members to prime themselves for the moment of conception—the showing up of a high potential concept—by fostering profound awareness of the requirements of the innovation project, the wider context, and the dynamics at play.
Five main ways for a manager to initiate a project: Tell, Sell, Test, Consult, and Co-createAn elaborated version of the Tell–Sell–Test–Consult–Co‑create model introduced by Bryan J. Smith in the Building Shared Vision section of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994).
Two forms of imaginationTruly original ideas having the potential to enrich the world come to us by means of creative imagination, and not through synthetic imagination, which produces derivative ideas and engenders mediocrity.
Value and anti-valueThere are three main types of value: economic, conceptual, and experienced. When value is destroyed, anti-value fills the void.
Woodrow Wilson’s “You are here to enrich the world” speechFull transcript of an address given by Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA, on 25 October 1913.
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