Category Archives: Philosophy

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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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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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 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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Which Leadership Approach is Better?

Dilbert is very clear on this topic! Still, I cannot help feeling that it would be a pity if business leaders would stop reading those books on “the rules of leadership”. Some of them never read anything, and maybe some … 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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Change is a direction – not a goal

When an organization decides to change it is important to understand, first of all, who is deciding? If the whole organization is supposed to change – then the whole organization should make the decision! That way everybody can cooperate on … Continue reading

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