Technology wasn’t always brushed chrome and beeps. The technology industry’s roots go back over two million years to when our ancestor first picked up a rock for the purposes of using it as an implement. That coincided with our realisation that augmenting technology could increase our chances of survival. Need a shelter, rock. Need a […]
These posts focus on disruption from a variety of perspectives.
In a recent post I emphasised the importance of failure in the innovation process. My engagements suggest that whilst leaders understand this, they struggle with putting it into practice. It’s in our nature to want to remain in our comfort zone, particularly if stepping outside it might have a high reputational cost. Disruption is not […]
Agile isn’t enough There is a lot of talk about creating agile organisations. For sure, agile is better than arthritic. When faced with a grizzly bear, my odds of surviving are improved if I am agile. I can duck and weave the bear’s flailing claw strikes. Plus, I can study grizzly bear anatomy and ursine […]
Harvard Business Review published an article, by management thought leader John Kotter, of the same title back in 1995. The mid-nineties was a more innocent era. Google and Facebook had yet to be conceived. Netflix and Amazon were in nappies. The thrust of the HBR article was on the management errors that were likely to […]
Unlike resilience, super-resilience doesn’t just look to endure the storm, but to grow stronger because of the tumultuous experience. Resilience is good, but it makes for a stressful / miserable existence if the storm never ends. It’s not over There is a sense that we are emerging from the irregularity and disruption of the Covid-19 […]
You likely clicked on this post because you believe technology is the vaccine against the disruption that we are all facing. Or perhaps, you have already made that decision and are looking to fine tune your approach?
It’s a long story Things started to go downhill for mankind around 12,000 years ago. Some bright spark worked out how to domesticate seed and thus began our foray into the world of genetics. More recently, we domesticated animals, thus further exerting our dominance over our fellow cohabitants. These agriculture revolutions enabled us to produce […]
Humans are beautiful. They can somehow balance on their hindlegs, brachiate, create music, make life-changing discoveries and cooperate at scale. After millions of years of neural conditioning, it is no wonder that we have become the dominant species on the planet. Brave men run in our family You are amazing because you come from a […]
There are certain phrases being bandied about. ‘post-Covid’, ‘new normal’ and ‘next normal’ come to mind. I do not think they are useful terms, but I do understand that human nature craves a return to what it is familiar with, even if it must settle for a variant. A different normal? New normal was a […]
To understand what defines a super-resilient leader, we first need to understand what we mean by the term ‘leader’. Some definitions: Leader – the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Lead – causing a person (or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, […]