Category Archives: Leadership Development

Exploit and Explore: What is Organizational Ambidexterity?

Literally, ambidexterity is being able to use both hands with equal effectiveness. In organizations, it’s about balancing two seemingly opposed capabilities: Exploitation, and Exploration. If the future were predictable, past performance would be the most reliable, straightforward way of knowing what lies ahead. We could then, quite relaxedly,…  

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Communicating Your Organizational Vision: Structures and Systems

In my last post, I discussed the idea that a shared vision impacts on: – How people communicate and relate; – What we all value and pass on; and – How companies achieve their vision. The structures and systems we have in place convey subliminal, yet powerful, messages about how we communicate this vision through the culture we create.…  

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Behind Every ‘No’ Is A ‘How’

Or there should be, at least. Because the relationships between creativity and persistence are already very well-noted in academic literature[1]. And empirical research gives us plenty of scientific findings to back it up[2]. But in practice, persistence and creativity are often only mentioned together in passing. In the real world, there are lot…  

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