Building the adaptive core of your organisation


A discourse that has been gaining prominence in business nowadays is around adaptive and resilient organisations.  Some of the world’s leading business thinkers like Prof Gary Hamel are making the case for adaptive capacity as being critical for businesses today.  In this HBR article the authors speak of Adaptive Advantage as the new competitive edge.   Similarly, resilience has been … Continue reading Building the adaptive core of your organisation

Stories can change our brain chemistry


“Stories are powerful because they transport us into other people’s worlds, but in doing that, they change the way our brains work and potentially change our brain chemistry; and that’s what it means to be a social creature.” – Paul Zak I find the research described in this  short video by neuroeconomics pioneer Paul Zak,  author … Continue reading Stories can change our brain chemistry

Have you got your SCARF on?


Why is change so hard?  It’s the one constant in life – we all know that change is inevitable.  We grow older with each passing second, we observe the changing seasons … and then there is technology: the moment you buy your new gadget there’s already a bigger and faster one in the pipeline.  Yet … Continue reading Have you got your SCARF on?