Issue 129

The Simplicity Cycle Manifesto
May 13, 2015 - By: Dan Ward
129 “When our additions get out of control, the new pieces do not simply add less than the previous pieces—they actually diminish the value of the whole. Fortunately, there is an alternative … With a little attention and focus, we can prevent complexity from reducing the design’s goodness.”


Earth Shakers: The Art and Craft of the Global Change Agent
May 13, 2015 - By: Dean Williams
129 “Earth shakers figuratively shake the ground on which we work and live. … We need earth shakers because globalization presents a whole new set of challenges for which traditional forms of leadership cannot resolve.”


10 Lessons on Art and Strategy
May 13, 2015 - By: Jessica Hagy
129 “War is just a metaphor for every problem you’ve ever had in your life. Without problems, you’ve got no plot, and without a plot, your character can’t develop. So don’t just choose your battles. Embrace them.”


Connect and Thrive: Create a Connection Culture to Win at Work (and Life)
May 13, 2015 - By: Michael Lee Stallard
129 “Human connection is a superpower. It helps individuals and organizations thrive [but] Most people don’t recognize connection as a superpower—yet—and therefore miss out on connection’s benefits. If connection isn’t obvious to you, this manifesto will be an eye-opening wake-up call.”


The New Leadership Paradigm—Everyone, Every time, No Exception!
May 13, 2015 - By: Lior Arussy
129 “Organizations and leaders are facing today the convergence of three mega trends that are reshaping their value proposition, their customer relationships, and their talent engagement. … And, by and large, most leaders are neither ready nor equipped to address these changes.”


THE PENGUINS ATE YOUR CHEESE!
May 13, 2015 - By: BJ Gallagher
129 “The penguins were in trouble and they knew it. For many years they had ruled the Land of Penguins with unquestioned authority. … But there came a time when things began to change In the Land of Penguins… ”



Issue 128

Six Kinds of Curiosity: And How You Can Use Them to Change Your Life
April 15, 2015 - By: Brian Grazer & Charles Fishman
128 “Curiosity turns out to be a quiet superpower that all of us have. You don’t need an Ivy League education to use it, you don’t need a high-speed Internet connection. What’s curiosity done for you lately? We’re betting it hasn’t done enough.”


Built to Reinvent: The Ten Commandments of Today’s Sustainable Company
April 15, 2015 - By: Nadya Zhexembayeva
128 “Today … we must reinvent so frequently and so radically that the traditional roles and processes inside of an organization cannot keep up. It’s time to make reinvention into its own profession.”


Unlocking Failure’s Grip On The “Static Quo” In Your Organization
April 15, 2015 - By: John Danner & Mark Coopersmith
128 “Most organizations and the executives who run them don’t recognize, respect or leverage the reality and potential of the one resource every organization and management team create every day: failure—the other ‘F’ word.”


Attacking Culture One Negotiation at a Time
April 15, 2015 - By: Deborah M. Kolb & Jessica L. Porter
128 “When individuals negotiate a change in practice they create what we call small wins. These small wins for individuals can aggregate and begin to chip away at institutional barriers.”




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