Organizational Behavior / Dynamics

Leading into the Future XIb: Holding the Center While Innovating and Opening Boundaries

Leading into the Future XIb: Holding the Center While Innovating and Opening Boundaries

How do organizational theorists suggest that the center can hold in 3rd Decade organizations that are often unbounded, forced to be agile, and surviving through collaboration rather than competition.

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Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach X:  Appreciation and The Release Of Human Capital

Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach X: Appreciation and The Release Of Human Capital

De Soto doesn’t use the term appreciation. However, his commitment to finding and securing the wealth that is to be found among the poorest people in the world is among the most disciplined and humane form of appreciative analysis to be offered during the past two decades.

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Multiple Moments of Positivity in the Workplace: Organizational Culture and Strategy

Multiple Moments of Positivity in the Workplace: Organizational Culture and Strategy

Many companies struggle to implement new business strategies because they underestimate how their existing culture can undermine their efforts.

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In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

A powerful process called collusion is operating when the expert and advice-follower dance together in creating an illusion of knowledge and foresight. Collusion is a complex and often subtle process, typically involving all parties in a relationship or group. Even if a participant is not actively involved in the collusion, the mere acquiescence to the collusion will exacerbate the collusive process.

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In Search of Truth I: Hubris and Narcissism

In Search of Truth I: Hubris and Narcissism

Leaders who attempt to predict the future make mistakes. What tends to worsen these situations and make them more dangerous is that people with the most knowledge can tend to emerge as leaders, with lots of influence on the people around them.

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Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely Held Enterprises: XII. Assessment in the Enterprise Cycle (Part One)

Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely Held Enterprises: XII. Assessment in the Enterprise Cycle (Part One)

In the previous essay (XI) I introduced a key concept in the creation of an appreciative, closely held enterprise: appreciation …

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COVID-19: Organizational Challenges and Opportunities

COVID-19: Organizational Challenges and Opportunities

[Additional essays and videocasts regarding psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 virus outbreak can be found at: https://communitiescollaborating.com/[ Kevin Weitz, Psy.D. …

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The Postmodern Condition: II. Troubling Ambiguity with Shifting Boundaries and Multiple Roles

The Postmodern Condition: II. Troubling Ambiguity with Shifting Boundaries and Multiple Roles

Frederic Jameson speaks about the troubling ambiguities of the boundaries that exist in this new era. This troubling ambiguity exists at all levels-personal, group, organizational and societal.

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Spirituality in Organizations

Spirituality in Organizations

Spirituality is an emergent property arising from this constellation of evolved traits and is the most complete description of human nature. Spirituality has a biological/ psychological/ cultural basis and does not derive from natural or religiously explained sources

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