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May 24th, 2017

Manchester, we cry. Calling all competent ex-terrorists

It’s just simply impossible to go business as usual after the Manchester events. Yet, the best thing we could do […]

May 22nd, 2017

The Disruption Religion misses the point: what will not change, and how we can capitalize on it. (2 of 2)

In the previous Daily Thought I shared the simple idea that change management approaches often miss a big elephant in […]

May 21st, 2017

Change management most important announcement: this will not change (1 of 2)

The change management industry has traditionally missed a big elephant in the room: in times of change, what is actually […]

May 19th, 2017

The glass-always-half-empty people never bother to fill it in

Entire organizations are kept alive and kicking by the glass-half-full-people whilst the glass-half-empty-people spend their time feeling sorry for themselves. […]

May 18th, 2017

Weekly Summary: Organization Architecture

Welcome to this week’s summary (a bit earlier than usual!)   Here at Daily Thoughts HQ and The Chalfont Project, […]

May 15th, 2017

Good leaders are a bit of corporate anthropologists, without the six months in Tanzania.

Good leaders are a bit of corporate anthropologists. In fact, we are all exotics in the payroll. In my idiosyncratic, […]

May 13th, 2017

End of Week Summary: Peer-to-peer influence

Happy weekend to all our Daily Thoughts readers! This week, some of The Chalfont Project team have been at a […]

May 12th, 2017

The 4 hats of leadership: a review

I am reviewing an old pots on our 4 Hats leadership. The trouble with the talking about leadership is that […]

May 11th, 2017

Talk like an organizational and cultural expert. Money back guarantee.

Back in 2015 I wrote this. In the context of some recent conversations, I went to review the validity of […]

May 9th, 2017

10 principles behind culture, behind ‘Employer Branding’, and behind anything that has to do with the DNA of an organization

Today I have presented my views on Employer Branding at a conference in Berlin. The trouble with this area is […]

May 8th, 2017

The best contribution that Neurosciences can make to Management and Leadership is to leave the room

I have talked a lot in the past about the Neurobabble Fallacy. I know this makes many people uncomfortable. I […]

May 7th, 2017

End of Week Summary: Social Movements

Happy weekend to our readers!   Here at Daily Thoughts HQ, social movements are one of our favourite topics…so although […]

May 4th, 2017

Tribes in the organization: Managing by Segmenting Around (part 3 of 3)

If you followed the two previous Daily Thoughts, you would have got into the idea of ‘Managing by Segmenting Around’. […]

May 3rd, 2017

Tribes in the organization: seeing the world in segments, one character at a time . The Big 40 (part 2 of 3)

Exercise: take a piece of paper and put names next to each category. Use your organization or an organization you […]

May 2nd, 2017

Tribes in the organization: seeing the world in segments, one character at a time (part 1 of 3)

This almost one year old Daily Thought has done the rounds of social media many times over!  I replicate it […]

April 30th, 2017

End of Week Summary: 3 Favourites!

Happy weekend Daily Thoughts Readers!   As we reach the end of another month, it seemed a good time to […]

April 28th, 2017

I have to be honest: look how many things around are wrong. But let’s be positive.

My son, I’ll be honest with you. You can become a successful person or an alcoholic. I have to be […]

April 27th, 2017

Today’s Daily Thought is completely stolen. My best proud robbery in 10 lines.

The original  is here: TED talk: Why the only future worth building includes everyone. By Pope Francis. “The Future You:” […]

April 26th, 2017

Many cultural change efforts fail out of a mathematical mistake

Originally published a few months ago, I wanted to resend this as an opportunity to re-read and reflect. I hope […]

April 25th, 2017

A team is not a meeting. The best team is the one that does not need to meet. Almost.

A dangerous metastatic cancer in organizations ( no apologies for the strong language) is the equating of ‘team’ and ‘meeting’. […]