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How to Earn Your Medal

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:20
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I was 11 years old when I participated in our small town’s annual four-day swimathon. It was less spectacular than it sounds: kids committed to swim 20 lanes in an Olympic-size swimming pool, four nights in a row, and at the end of the last night they all received a medal. I received a medal as well, but I didn’t feel good about it. I had cheated.

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Categories: Project Management

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and… Finland

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:38
helsinki-workshop

Registration for Austria and Switzerland has also opened last week! And we added Denmark into the mix, just for fun!

Would you like to see a video impression of the very first Management 3.0 Workout workshop in Finland? Check it out here:

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Categories: Project Management

Conversation with Dr. John Kotter

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 09:53
dr-kotter

Last week I had an inspiring video chat with Dr. John P. Kotter, bestselling author of the books Leading Change and Our Iceberg is Melting. His most recent work is called Accelerate (XLR8) and I talk with Dr. Kotter about hierarchies, networks, and accelerated change.

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Categories: Project Management

Conversation with Marshall Goldsmith

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:07
marshall-goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is the bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, and several other books about coaching and leadership. I talked with Marshall about Managers as Mentors, coaching versus mentoring, feedback versus feed forward, and questions that you can ask yourself each day.

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Categories: Project Management

Conversation with Bob Burg

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:58
Bob Burg

Bob Burg is an expert on the topics of influence and persuasion. He is the bestselling (co)author of the The Go-Giver and he recently published the book Adversaries into Allies. In this video interview I chat with Bob about Non-Violent Communication, arrogant narcissists, emotional decisions, anger, and bribing yourself with chocolate.

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Categories: Project Management

Workshop Visualization (#wallpaper, #noprojector)

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 18:33
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One discussion that keeps popping up among trainers and facilitators is whether to use presentation slides during a course or workshop. The traditional approach is to use them extensively, but a number of facilitators are in favor of a #noslides approach. Some of them prefer to write and draw everything on the spot during their workshops. My own preference is to take a nuanced view between those two extremes.

I think, the question should not be, “Should we use slides or not?”

It should be, “What kind of visualization is the most effective?”

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Categories: Project Management

Top 200 Management & Leadership Authors (Maybe Not Experts)

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:57
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Several weeks ago, I wanted to know who are the most interesting management & leadership writers (worldwide, in the English language). Which authors should I follow? Which blogs should I read? What books do I add to my backlog? Which writers have a great reputation? Of course, a not unreasonable secondary objective was to learn how does my work compare to the others? As I always say, how do you know you’re making progress when you don’t measure?

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Categories: Project Management

Interview with Esko Kilpi

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 14:21
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As part of my global book tour I hope to have fascinating conversations with management & leadership experts around the world. One of them is Esko Kilpi, a researcher and consultant in Finland who has a focus on the “arts and sciences of complex interaction”. With Esko I talked about management & complexity.

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Categories: Project Management

45 New Books (by Top Authors) for Your Management Book Shelf

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:38
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You may have seen that I supplied the data for Inc.com’s Top 50 Management & Leadership Experts. People seem to like it very much.

Well, what I also did was find the answer to the question, “What are the latest book releases of the management & leadership experts?”

I discovered new books by Tim Harford, Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Henry Mintzberg, Jason Fried, Simon Sinek, Peter Senge, Malcolm Gladwell, Chip & Dan Heath, John Kotter, Clayton Christensen, and many more… My reading backlog just doubled in size!

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Categories: Project Management

Better Management with Fewer Managers (video)

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:40
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In modern businesses managers are expected to be “servant leaders” and “systems thinkers”. But nobody explains how they can do this tomorrow morning. “Empowering workers” and “delighting customers” are important principles. But none of those suggestions are concrete. Most people want to know…

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Categories: Project Management

Commitment Is Easy, Persuasion Is Hard

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:18
Commitment is Easy

Several weeks ago, almost 100 people answered to my call for beta readers for my new book. That was far more than I had expected. However, I suspected that some of them were perhaps a bit too enthusiastic. That’s why I decided to ask all 100 volunteers these tough questions:

Can you give feedback on 250 pages of text in only 3 weeks?

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Categories: Project Management

50 Books for Your Reading List

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:28
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This is a list of the 50 books that were most useful for me while writing my third book.

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Categories: Project Management

What’s New in Management 3.0? (video)

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 17:15
What's New in Management 3.0?

I was interviewed by Andrea Darabos and Ryan Behrman, with the help of Lisette Sutherland. They asked me some interesting questions about Management 3.0!

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Categories: Project Management

The Post-Workshop

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:29
The Post-Workshop

Usually, what happens after a course, conference, or workshop is that you get asked to evaluate the event. Maybe the organizers also share some photos, videos, or slides. You might get one more email reminding you to download your certificate.

Basically, that’s it.

Yes, I plead guilty here! However, I’ve not been the only one. This is what all organizers do. The question is, can we do better? Can we see the course or workshop as the thing-in-the middle? Ideally, can we see an event as a phase transition between the old and the new?

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Categories: Project Management

The Pre-Workshop

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:11

Usually, when I give two-day courses, all participants (including me) see each other for the first time on the morning of the first day. Sometimes, I don’t even get a list of participants and backgrounds from the organizers. That’s why the first 15 minutes of the day are often used for brief introductions that don’t add much to the event itself. This is something I intend to change.

With my new one-day-workshop, I want people to know each other before the event starts, maybe using a Google Hangout or a Skype call. I also want participants to think about why they attend my event and what they hope to get as an outcome. Obviously, this will require a little bit of planning, both by me and the participants themselves.

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Categories: Project Management

You Can Use All My Illustrations for FREE

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:20
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I would never call myself an artist or professional illustrator. But every now and then, I like working with pencils and pens and I noticed that people appreciate the “personal touch” that my illustrations add to my books and presentations.

You should try it too!

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Categories: Project Management

Hanging Out with Belgium and The Netherlands

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 13:38
Hanging out...

I had great hangouts last week with people in Belgium and people in The Netherlands.

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Categories: Project Management

Hanging Out

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:46
Hanging out...

This week I spent more time hangout out with people, which means less time is available for my blog. Sorry about that! (Also, I have a book to finish…)

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Categories: Project Management

Better Management for Networked Organizations

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:44
Networked Organization

People are in need of different answers. They need answers to questions about how to implement better management with fewer managers. Creative networkers cannot rely on bosses to grow healthy organizations for them. They need to know how to manage things together.

I firmly believe that networked organizations own the future.

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Categories: Project Management

Really, Can You Be Agile and Not Disciplined?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:00
Agility versus Discipline

Last week, it happened again. On Facebook I posted a screenshot of the huge checklist that I use as a quality assurance gate for my book chapters. Some people commented that this looked quite disciplined.

Frankly speaking, I don’t see what’s so special about my discipline. If you want to be agile you have to be disciplined!

I don’t see how it can be any different.

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Categories: Project Management