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Purpose Over Targets

I recently gave someone my business card, because he asked for it during an interesting conversation. A few days later, to my surprise, i...

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I Hated Management, Now I Love It

I remember well that I hated management, many years ago. I hated checking whether people had done what I told them to do. I hated doing p...

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Who Needs a Head Office?

Some years ago I was in a meeting with the marketing coordinator of a local office of Rabobank, one of the three big Dutch banks. They wa...

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Stop Blaming the System!

I see it again and again. The suggestion of systems thinkers and Agile writers to stop blaming people and instead try blaming the system....

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The 60 Percent Rule

For a shared identity to work, it is useful to know who is, and who is not, part of the group. This is sometimes quite clear, but quite o...

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Identity, It’s Not Rational

Wherever I am in the world I smile a little when I glimpse the logo of KLM, TomTom, Philips, or Unilever. I once even took pictures of an...

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Share Your Happy Stories

Do you have an interesting story to share about the pursuit of happiness among workers? On the new Happy Melly blog we have started publi...

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The Meaning of Models

I was asked to read a few articles for a dialog seminar with my friends at KnowIt in Göteborg. The first one described the nine team rol...

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