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February 20th, 2017

There is a colossal world replay of the Asch’ conformity experiment, and you are part of it.

It’s 1950.  Solomon Eliot Asch (1907–1996), social psychologist, runs a series of social experiments. In one, he tells students that […]

February 19th, 2017

Sunday’s little refresh: Building Remarkable Organizations

Hi, this is the support team of the Daily Thoughts on  Sunday’s duty! Refresh! This week we have been thinking […]

February 17th, 2017

We must resist the tripadvisorization of human relationships in the organization.

Random, semi-connected, unfinished thoughts on this: A so called ‘culture of feedback’ is conceptually overrated. It has become one of […]

February 16th, 2017

Speak like an organizational expert. Actually to fool everybody is not that difficult

A year and a half ago I published a list of 10 statements that can make you speak like an […]

February 15th, 2017

If you need to parachute help, send builders, not problem solvers

Parachuting help is daily life in leadership of organizations. It may take the form of sending leaders from outside the […]

February 14th, 2017

What is your world view? Surely, this must be the new greeting. (Alt-greeting?)

I propose this as the 2017 alternative to ‘How do you do?’ (correct English) or ‘Hey, how are you?, nice […]

February 13th, 2017

Corporate initiatives are born and die. And the reasons are seldom lack of goals.

I can’t get rid of this theme in my head. I have written about it so many times that my […]

February 12th, 2017

End of Week Summary: Backstage Leadership

Hello from Daily Thoughts HQ! This week we have gathered together some of our favourite posts on Backstage Leadership – […]

February 11th, 2017

There is always room for uniqueness, even in the most standardized management process. What would it take?

Uniqueness is a tough concept. I’ve got countless examples of clients pushing back  over the years. ‘Come on, this is […]

February 9th, 2017

The organizational structure vs what is really going on. Or the loneliness of an organization chart.

The snap short of the company as pictured in an organizational chart, is probably one of the most fictitious work […]

February 8th, 2017

Solidarity as a form of organizational culture is both a soft label and a secret weapon.

At some people’s request, I am revising an old Daily Thoughts on ‘solidarity’ in the work place. Solidarity is one […]

February 7th, 2017

Five fast track to hopelessness in the organization. Little cure afterwards.

Prevention is the only serious approach. The extra problem is that all these five tracks may be partially invisible, used […]

February 3rd, 2017

Clues to mobilize people inside the corporate tent, come from outside that tent.

People reading these Daily Thoughts may be used to common themes, indeed. After all, I am not writing about nuclear […]

February 2nd, 2017

Where is home? A serious management question to employees

I am (in) IT, I work for X (company) I work for X (company), I am in IT These are […]

February 1st, 2017

From protest to action, from voice to action. On TV and in the organization.

Protests all over the world linked to a reason. Let’s take the Women’s march in January 21st In Washington. I […]

January 31st, 2017

Peer to Peer networks are the strongest force of action

First published in November, here is an insight into peer to peer networks that got a lot of interest when […]

January 30th, 2017

Don’t preach diversity, practice it. Start with mundane process rules.

In the day when Tim Crook, Apple’s CEO, had to send a note to everybody in the company reminding them […]

January 29th, 2017

End of Week Summary: Activism

Happy weekend from Daily Thoughts HQ! This week’s summary focuses on Activism. Something we have been seeing a lot of […]

January 28th, 2017

‘If’, the poem. (Management version circa. 2017)

If instead of a company, you had and led a community. If instead of employees you had internal social activists. […]

January 27th, 2017

Thank God for management stereotypes. They solve many of our thinking problems (for lousy managers, that is)

Let’s try this. Somebody who asks lots of questions becomes ‘a micro-manager’, which solves the problem of my questioning whether […]