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Systems thinking for learning

Bryan Hopkins: Learning and Performance Make use of this chance for a low-cost pre-order of the book – now even more advantageous due to the low exchange rate for the British pounds! I will get back with a review of … Continue reading

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The Neo-Generalist – A revolutionary book

The beauty of multiple, movement, and change We all know that the young apprentice starts out as a generalist – someone without any particular skills – and then, gradually, moves towards specialism in order to one day become a master in … Continue reading

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Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades

“…we think over many years it had become more a ritual than moving the company upwards and forwards”. This is what happens to many ideologies in companies – either they are never believed and quickly dies out, or they are … Continue reading

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How to say what really matters? By listening!

Apart from all the things we say in daily life – things without any real meaning but which serve a social purpose, such as please, thanks, you’re welcome – there are lots of more things to say if your team … Continue reading

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Everybody will make their own path

The title is a cite taken from a comment to a post today at LinkedIn. The post was by one of my connections and was about various things he didn’t like too much about LinkedIn and which he suggested them to … Continue reading

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Trying hard to look like a success – about women’s rights, gold-trousers, and real values

It was a late evening, I was zapping around on the TV and found by accident a program about women’s equal rights (or the lack of them) in the USA.

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Welcome to the World Pendulum blog! | World Pendulum

May I introduce – a new blog! Welcome to the World Pendulum blog! | World Pendulum.

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Respect the individual

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Seeing everything clearly from a moment of observation

Many years ago, a great book was written: “The Fifth Discipline”, by Peter Senge. I didn’t read it then – have read it only recently – but I understand how important this book and its thoughts have been for the development … Continue reading

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One World – Everybody Likes Projects and Change

While excluding all the specifics, I thought that I would share with you how the statistics for The No Crisis Blog looks like at present – this is an all-time-count.

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Are you Prey or Predator?

"Step out of your comfort zone" – why? To be alert and nervous? Why not behave more like a predator than a prey? To relax when possible – to find a comfort zone and use it? Continue reading

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Easy Collaboration and Successful Projects

Why Projects Fail It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention … Continue reading

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The Mythical Specialist

As a consultant I often hear people tell about their needs for “a specialist” in one or another topic. They might need a specialist in Windows or in Project Management, but no matter what they are looking for, they are … Continue reading

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The Games We Play – And other stories

When you step into your office, the games begin. Apart from various rituals that could be considered kind of games – like saying “good morning” – there are more abstract and sometimes quite childish games in play at work. The first one … Continue reading

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The Value of Methods and Frameworks

There is much discussion nowadays on the value of PMP, PRINCE2, and various other certifications. And for good reasons, as you will experience both being acknowledged, being criticized – and being ignored – after having spent a massive amount of time … Continue reading

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