Notes on Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps

This week I want to focus on a very practical book on complexity, Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to thrive in complexity by Jennifer Garvey Berger. Garvery Berger outlines five quirks of thinking that have historically been beneficial but can create challenges when dealing with complexity. Simple Stories Humans have been elevated and connected by stories. Telling stories is part of

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Notes on Small Arcs of Larger Circles by Nora Bateson

I realized I missed the opportunity to highlight a woman’s work for international women’s day, so while it is a week late, I want to share the work of Nora Bateson. Bateson is a writer, filmmaker, and researcher. She practices transcontextual research. This is a study of the interdependencies that form complex systems. This research produces relational information Bateson calls

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Notes on Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society by Chris Mowles

Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society Chris Mowles book is a Professor of Complexity and Management at Hertfordshire Business School, and this book is somewhat academic. However, Mowles has spent time in the public sector, and that experience helps him bridge the academic to share the practical implications of his work. One of the large themes of the

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Notes on Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

This week I wanted to share Sand Talk, a book by Tyson Yunkaporta. Yunkaporta is an Aboriginal scholar. His work applies Indigenous inquiry methods to resolve complex issues and explore global crises. This book is different because it ” examines global systems from an Indigenous Knowledge perspective.” This book opened my eyes to a different way of seeing that was

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Just execute

How often have you heard someone say, “I know exactly what to do; I just need to execute?” This comes up a lot both in organizations and with individuals. The problem is that the distinction between planning and doing is a lot murkier than we recognize, and creating this false dichotomy ignores the reality of what it means to get

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