Last Fall when I attended the Agile Transformation Leadership course, I was introduced to the 'Teal' organization. I later read the book Re-Inventing Organizations (Laloux) trying to get a better grasp of the rainbow of organization types. Funnily, I kept thinking of my work with Ashoka Thailand and was wondering if they were a good … Continue reading Re-inventing Ashoka Germany
Living in the tension between purpose-driven and for-profit. Building a culture based on the mission: ‘talent has no boundaries—and opportunities shouldn’t either.’ DDD is transforming lives around the world. They exist in the ambiguous space between two opposing forces. I find this story immensely inspiring and it deepens my belief in the power of social … Continue reading Culture Lab and Digital Divide Data
From McKinsey Global Survey. The importance of developing leadership capabilities was a major theme in successful transformations. https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/what-successful-transformations-share-mckinsey-global-survey-results
The quote of the week, as chosen by my 12-year old. Great choice.
Part of navigating a global transition and successfully adapting to a new place lies in gaining cultural intelligence about yourself and the place you are in. One aspect of cultural intelligence is the concept of tight vs. loose cultures. A super interesting article in Behavior Scientist and an introduction to Michele Gelfand's new book on … Continue reading Tight vs. Loose Cultures
Easy read on growth mindset from HBR. Quote: 'We define a growth mindset as both the belief that skills and abilities can be improved, and that developing your skills and abilities is the purpose of the work you do. A culture that fosters a growth mindset, then, is a culture in which all employees are seen as … Continue reading Growth Mindset from HBR
Just recently Katia Vlachos published her new book called ‘A Great Move – Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment.’ It is an easy read and as a global expat, it is easy to connect with and feel a connection to what she writes about. The book offers great tips for anyone considering or already … Continue reading A Great Move