Preparing for a different kind of planning during COVID-19 and beyond

Published by Enterprise Times // Author:  Gordon Stuart At the end of 2019, organizations “finalized” their budgets only for 2020 to remind them that nothing is ever final. In the face of this kind of uncertainty, finance organizations need the ability to plan for the unforeseeable and steer the ship even when the course isn’tContinue reading “Preparing for a different kind of planning during COVID-19 and beyond”

Engagement 4.0: Mindfulness + Design Thinking + Culture Transformation Advisory

According to some polls somewhere by some very important agency, over 73% of people or so worldwide are unhappy with their jobs. They experience no motivation and no engagement at their place of work or in doing what they do or working for whom they work. Unhappy and disengaged workers are a lot less resilient,Continue reading “Engagement 4.0: Mindfulness + Design Thinking + Culture Transformation Advisory”

Achieve More with Fewer Thoughts…Three Reasons Why!

It’s sounds strange, but true. The successful have fewer thoughts than the unsuccessful, and especially because they can hold important thoughts longer in their mind. Here are three reasons why the successful achieve more with less, and how you can create the behaviors to do the same too. 1. Create a Strong Focus A strong focusContinue reading “Achieve More with Fewer Thoughts…Three Reasons Why!”

Raising performance by understanding what performance is

The Goodwind Company Research “To perform is about fulfilling an obligation, requirement or accomplish something as promised or expected. We perform (often business value creation) in relations to set expectations, our capabilities and the context we operate in. ” In numerous discussions with CIOs and senior IT managers, I hear an urge to raise performanceContinue reading “Raising performance by understanding what performance is”

The Social Brain: Who is making a monkey of us?

Published by Mark Leonard Director, Mindfulness Connected and Strategic Partner at Talik & Co The primary mechanism of the human ‘social brain’ is evolved to enable us to cooperate, care for each other and to do this we need to build long-term intimate attachments to others. It is taboo to tell others (including children) whatContinue reading “The Social Brain: Who is making a monkey of us?”

Storytelling That Moves People

“The great irony of existence is that what makes life worth living does not come from the rosy side. We would all rather be lotus-eaters, but life will not allow it. The energy to live comes from the dark side. It comes from everything that makes us suffer. As we struggle against these negative powers,Continue reading “Storytelling That Moves People”

There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation

Source: FutureShapers – Author: Tomislav Buljubašić When my dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named Oliver, does not want to go outside to the backyard, I must yell a motivational sentence: “There’s a big, fat cat outside!”. Then he becomes mad and can’t wait for me to open the door to let him outside. He runs asContinue reading “There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation”

Digital Transformation and The Battle of Biology!

By Hans Gillior, Institute for Digital Transformation fellow I remember a spirited discussion with a couple of senior managers around the topic of IT governance and innovation. The organization was undergoing drastic changes to address the threats of digitalization (in terms of innovation, unpredictability and changed customer behaviour) and innovation was on the agenda andContinue reading “Digital Transformation and The Battle of Biology!”

Brains at Work: A Happiness check

Source: Institute for Digital Transformation  Author: Cherri Holland Publication Date: June 2018 Surely ALL leaders want the best results and many want employees to be happy as well. Are the two linked? For over 25 years, we have known that brains produce their best work when in a situation of stimulation PLUS safety. (I amContinue reading “Brains at Work: A Happiness check”

The Neuroscience of Trust

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE by Paul Zak, From the HBR January–February 2017 Issue Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strongContinue reading “The Neuroscience of Trust”