We are primarily an OD. blog and apolitical in every sense of the word. However, on some occasions, we infer lessons from the political sphere, without necessarily becoming political ourselves. There are extremely good lessons for OD. practitioners like leaders… Read More ›
You, the Leader!
You and me are called upon to lead everyday of our lives. However, leading, interesting as it is for many and at times a near addiction, comes with incredible challenges. The challenges make ‘leading-effectively’ difficult, but not impossible.
How can leaders be effective at their work?
We are currently reading an interesting book – Design thinking for school leaders by A.Gallagher and K.Thordarson. The book explores how sustainable change happens in a traditionally unchangeable education industry in the USA. Apparently – there is much that contemporary… Read More ›
There may be no other country on earth, where diversity and inclusion – at every level, but more so the corporate and political spheres where power and influence are vested in the hands of a privileged and powerful class, are… Read More ›
Saturday 18th August, 2018 while waiting for a haircut at a Nairobi city saloon, I read on the TV screen that Koffi Annan former UN Secretary-General was dead. My mind raced back to the period of the Genocide in Rwanda… Read More ›
This blog discusses management-forensics. We know that for many people, anything forensic equals crime. Well, at the Effectiveness lab, we define management-forensics as the deliberate practice to investigate value-addition enablers and killers at companies. Those things that significantly add or… Read More ›
Even those people that believe are perfect, fail. We all do wrong – only that to some people, accepting wrongdoing is wrong in itself. Not accepting one’s wrongs equates to not learning from our actions. At the effectiveness lab, we… Read More ›
Hello everyone, especially those of you that profess to best leadership and management practices. Do you, like us, acknowledge that Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding yesterday, is a first-class lesson in management-hygiene? The UK media houses have termed the event:… Read More ›
We continue to observe a persistent pattern in the OD manifestations in organisations. Managers and those that work for them can’t always differentiate OD symptoms vs management problems. Signs are looked at as management problems and vice versa. A symptom… Read More ›