Kotter’s latest HBR article “Accelerate”

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For those of you who follow change management, you will no doubt be familiar with John Kotter’s ‘eight steps to change management’. They are followed with an almost religious zeal by some. I have been a critic for several years as I understood more about complexity; the difference between technical and adaptive challenges; the neuroscience of ...

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“Coke goes green” announced Forbes: the paradigm shift required

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My inbox contained an email from Grist this morning – as it does many other mornings. And today, one of the feature articles concerning Coca-Cola struck me as such a clear example of why the complete paradigm shift to sustainability is necessary. Eco-efficiency and ‘trying to be green in most things’ just will not do! ...

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Systems Thinking: Reflections on the Pegasus 2010 conference

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(If you are wondering what systems thinking is, click here for an explanation.) Well, the conference is over, and I am trying to identify what I have learned and make some sense of it for myself. The conference format included some innovative ‘deep dives’ and ‘integration’ sessions – so this task of identifying learning should ...

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