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5 Characteristics Of People Who Thrive In Self-Management

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Since Fred Laloux wrote Reinventing Organisations in 2014, the book has spawned what could almost be described as a cult following. I have been deeply interested in the ideas expressed in Fred’s ground-breaking book and I’m a member of a number of groups exploring what his ideas mean. But as yet, there are relatively few organisations in the world who are at the stage of experimenting with self-management or self-organisation from whom you can learn in detail what the challenges of the experience can be.

I’ve worked with two in the last 18 months and interviewed a dozen more for my forthcoming book and would like to share some observations from their experiences about the characteristics of the people who thrive in these organisations – which also seem to be the characteristics most companies in the future are likely to need.  Read More

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5 Habits to Help You Be More Creative

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In the past 2 years I’ve spoken with hundreds of CEOs, business leaders, startups, academics and systems thinkers about the qualities they are looking for in the people they want to work with, and the attributes they believe the successful organisations of the future will have. We’ve discussed the complex issues around the future of work, the impact that exponential technology will have on employment, and role of business in the challenges the world faces.

Several consistent qualities have emerged that these leaders believe are important for both organisations and individuals to cultivate. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of these attributes is Creativity.  But how do you become more creative?  Here are 5 habits you can try which will help you activate the creative zone inside you and be more creative.  Read More