Author Archives: John Thurlbeck

Lessons from ‘Good Comes First’

At their book launch party on Tuesday 28th September, S. Chris Edmonds and Mark S Babbitt, with host Ross Brand, shared insights and conversations on their new book, Good Comes First: How Today’s Leaders Create an Uncompromising Company Culture That … Continue reading

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Culture! A buzzword many use but few truly understand

If you are part of a dysfunctional organisation, where respect for you and your contribution is in short supply or absent, and values are espoused but not enacted, then fear not! Salvation is now at hand. In a practical, step-by-step … Continue reading

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A Focus on What Is Working

The following is an excerpt from Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry by Dr. Jeanie Cockell and Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair. In a problem-based world, it is very challenging to keep a leadership focus on what is working. We believe that focusing … Continue reading

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Breaking news here on my blog!

After a break away from writing, I have decided to resume my blogging from the first week in June 2018. I very much look forward to re-engaging with my readers, old and new alike, as we move through the year. … Continue reading

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My unreserved apology to Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I Sutton

Every month, usually on the 23rd of the month, I publish a post on https://leadchangegroup.com/ under the Leadership section. In February, I wrote a post on closing the ‘knowing and doing gap’ without adequately referencing the attributed authors of the … Continue reading

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Three Enemies on the Journey Down the Left Side of the U

The following is an excerpt from The Essentials of Theory U by Otto Scharmer. Why is the deeper territory of listening the road less traveled? Because it requires some intentional inner work to illuminate the blind spot, our interior condition. Connecting … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: Celebrate Impact

A guest post by Mark Miller Why don’t we celebrate more? Because many of our organizations are led by Type A leaders who see this as a waste of time? Because we are short-staffed? Could it be our short-sightedness? Maybe … Continue reading

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Four Causes of Unproductive Meetings+What to Do About Them

This is a guest post by Dick Axelrod.   Unclear Purpose   Meeting participants are unclear about the purpose of the meeting or what they want to accomplish. Before holding a meeting, ask yourself what you want to be different … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on a Philosophy of Virtual Reality

This post is written by my guest, Jeremy Kirshbaum. At Institute for the Future we have been experimenting deeply in the frontiers of virtual reality journalism and immersive research environments. A lot of this happens by using small 3D scanners, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of Servant Leadership!

This is a guest post from Art Barter. The pigs are running the farm. So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm — people and animals alike — are downright downtrodden by him. He’s overbearing and compulsively obsessed … Continue reading

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