The Authencity Paradox – 5 steps to holding contradictory views

Although we all desire consistency, we need to get confortable with the notion that it’s necessary to embrace paradoxes. The world is complex, and limiting ideas, observations or feedback to be consistent with a single rationale unnecessarily closes down problem-solving options that will hinder efficiency. 

So, no matter how much you believe something to be true, ask whether the opposite may also have some validity. Perhaps the real truth is beyond both.

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Do you still cringe when your hear the word Purpose?

Does it make you wonder if you’ve been doing it all wrong? Having a purpose doesn’t make you sound tough enough? The data is in. Purpose pays off. DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast – one of the several studies that have piled up data on the fact that formulating and acting on a purpose is a winning strategy – highlights that there is a strong and positive financial bottom-line benefit to both defining and acting with a higher sense of purpose.

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Is your brain teaching you success or failure?

A new landmark study by neuroscientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has uncovered the role of synaptic feedback systems in shaping the brain’s learning processes in the cerebral cortex. The cortex – the brain's outer and largest region – is important for higher cognitive functions such as speech and decision making, complex behaviors, perception, and learning.

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Corporate Anorexia?

So many companies seem to have fallen victim to Corporate Anorexia (CA): blindly cutting resources to the bone with the noble aim of increasing efficiency at the organization. Most of us have firsthand experience of it. Unfortunately,  this often leads to lower internal and external customer satisfaction, missed opportunities due to lack of appropriate resources, and higher attrition rate triggered by anxiety and lower job satisfaction.

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BREXIT and Systemic Intelligence in Leadership

Systemic Intelligence (SIQ) is the number one sought after skill of a 21. Century leader. We see that leaders need to operate in a more and more complex, network and matrix based global environment that is constantly changing and involves multiple stakeholders. SIQ is this “virtuoso” intelligence of navigating your ship with a full crew in awareness of the larger system and systems that you are also part of. A simple example is that if you are a UK citizen in Gibraltar, you are also part of a larger system called the UK, but and you are part of larger geographical and cultural entity called Europe…

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Seven Steps to Owning Your Sh*t - the ultimate leadership tool

One of my favourite movies is the Swedish Turist (Force Majeure). Without revealing too much, it is about a Swedish family with two kids who go on a ski holiday. In one of the opening scenes they are sitting together on a terrace having lunch when the father notices an avalanche slowly roaring down the mountain. First they think it is a controlled one, but within seconds it becomes clear that it is real. Everyone jumps up from their seats and panic breaks out. The father flees with the crowd, leaving his wife and two children behind. Eventually, the avalanche misses the restaurant, and people start slowly appearing from under the snow. The father, too, returns and without saying a word they continue having lunch as if nothing happened. From this moment on, the parents try to explore and digest what actually happened, with no success as the father’s immaturity and childishness prevents him from taking any responsibility and reflecting on his own behavior.

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