Category Archives: Analysis

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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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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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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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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Stress Kills Learning, Change, and Improvement

The door to the closet was a bit open, so he elegantly pushed it slightly with his heel while passing it. A few steps later he stopped, as he noticed that the door had jumped open again. Being determined to fix … Continue reading

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Organisational Happiness

If you want to be happy… If you want to be happy for just a while – there are many things that will make you smile. Life’s passing pleasures lie all around and there’s many a brief joy to be … Continue reading

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Sharing Thoughts Requires Thinking

Most communication is thoughtless! Or maybe it isn’t, but it is based on simplicity – because a trend nowadays is to believe that a complex message will not be understood. Simplicity can be great: boiling down a long discussion to … Continue reading

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Value Stream Management and Readiness

This evening I did something which is seemingly a bit foolish, but which is nevertheless characteristic for me: instead of reading one of the 200 books I have piled up for future reading I again browsed through one of those … Continue reading

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Philosophy of a Storm – Timing your Change

The ship was in trouble. A storm had suddenly appeared, and it was worse than any storm the ship and the crew had ever experienced before. “What should we do?”, the captain shouted desperately. One of the navigators came to rescue and … Continue reading

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What is your problem?

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen.   Problems exist in large amounts everywhere around us. They make a basis for frustrations, sorrow, hard work, discussions, accusations, and – tabus. Do problems actually exist? “There are no problems, only challenges,” some … Continue reading

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The Formula for Successful Change and Projects

During the last few days I posted philosophies and real world stories alike, and the most striking thing when looking at all of it together is that it doesn’t sum up to one worldview! So what was it all about? Did I … Continue reading

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The Project is Forever

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen. Today’s project management philosophy is largely about reducing the scope of, and finishing the projects. It seems like if success is to be found in simply carrying out the project, no matter what it actually delivers … Continue reading

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