Talent and Passion: A Collision of Myths

Did you see Tony Schwartz’s recent post? He starts with a personal story about a game he loves, tennis, and how he believed he’d never be the player he longed to be.  He describes: “For most of my adult life, I’ve accepted the incredibly durable myth that some people are born with special talents and […]

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Are You the Emperor Running Nude?

On a weekly Twitter chat with some learning folks, the topic was “Book Talk”. It was all fun and games until someone called out the nude emperor (hat tip to @jonhusband): “Books, books, .. who’s actually doing deep org’n transformation, & how .. or do we all just keep yapping & cheering each other on” Screech. […]

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Wisdom and Echo Chambers Don’t Mix

This HBR post from Tom Davenport is worth a read. It starts with ruminations on an expressed desire for “adult supervision” of the Obama administration and ambles down a path of young versus old, then ends up in the juicy domain of cultivating breadth and diversity of opinion. This paragraph was my favourite: “Building good […]

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Taking Management to the Moon

From the Management Exchange site: “In May 2008, thirty-five management scholars and practitioners came together to begin the work of defining an agenda for management innovation in the 21st century. This “renegade brigade” included veteran management experts like Peter Senge, C.K. Prahalad, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Yves Doz, and Tom Malone, new-age management thinkers like James Surowiecki […]

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