‘Strong leadership’ fails faster and further

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The answer to intractable problems like coronavirus comes from dialogue and discussion, not blind dynamism. Ploughing a determined, certain leadership path based on the ‘the science’ is absurd. There are several competing schools of science, and always have been. Scientific thought is a loose collection of theory, argument, experiment and … Read more

Meetings survive because people like talking to each other

To meet is human, writes Kate Cooper [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q4_2019_final_co/37″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Eight years ago, Japanese precision tool manufacturer Disco implemented a radical change to its management model. Under the changes, teams were billed for their work and individuals treated as one-person start-ups, having to pay for desks, computers and … Read more

Certainty is overrated for some

Many cultures are comfortable with not knowing [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q32019_569cc21c970cbd/35″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] What are the consequences of culture? Professor Geert Hofstede and his team have for over 20 years been undertaking research into culture, both national and organizational. The work started in the 1970s with a study of IBM employees. … Read more

We need to rewrite the contemporary notion of storytelling

Don’t confine storytelling, urges Kate Cooper [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q2_2019_full_book/35″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] 2018 seemed to be the year of ‘storytelling’. I have heard many claims from contributors to workshops, seminars and conferences that they “work with stories”. What do they mean? Humans tell stories. Some cultures have a largely oral tradition. … Read more

Be careful what you measure

Beware the Hawthorne Effect, notes Kate Cooper [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/fullbook__dialogue_q1_2019/39″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] In the 1950s, social scientist Henry A Landsberger knuckled down on one of the most valued meta studies – or research of research – ever carried out in the field of work. Essentially, Landsberger carried out a forensic … Read more

A wicked way to lead

Contemporary slang makes problems less daunting, writes Kate Cooper [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/39″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Keith Grint’s popularization of Rittel and Webber’s notion of wicked problems has captured many an imagination. At last, it seemed, someone had described the complexities, ambiguities, contradictions and general messiness of the challenges of leadership. Key … Read more

Pay gap reporting will help productivity

The UK’s transparency policy will create a virtuous circle, writes Kate Cooper [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2018_fullbook/39″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] To London, where the gender pay gap is big news. On 4 April, all UK companies, charities and public sector bodies with more than 250 employees had to submit their gender pay gap … Read more