Archive for April, 2014

The posture of the open-minded Executive
By April 25, 2014 Read More →

The posture of the open-minded Executive

On Friday afternoon at the Paris conference, we sat captivated while David Jestaz, Director of the Corporate University of Management,  told his story of change in a business unit of EDF (EDRF).  David had created an award-winning training programme to support a major culture change – the business needed to compete in a market where […]

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SPREAD Talks 2013

SPREAD Talks 2013

“Spread the word” has different meanings depending on the person, group, organization, or cause. For the Change Leaders, SPREAD is a platform for addressing change. The Change Leaders where founded ten years ago as a community of change practitioners with a three-fold purpose: support change work with clients, networking and continuous learning inside the community. […]

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By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Video: Sharon Wood – Xi Jinping and A New China

Sharon Wood tells us the story about Xi Jinping, China’s new president, who has been audacious enough to raise the hopes of his people promising them a better life. He promises change, in his words “to kill the tigers and swat the flies”, and to bring fairness and transparency to a country riddled with corruption, […]

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By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Video: Mason de Chochor – Swiss Private Banking Falls Down

Switzerland has set the standard for reliability, predictability and stability for hundreds of years. It is a global banking center for these reasons. The banking sector has underwritten the brand we recognize as Swiss quality and security for years. Mason de Chochor, himself a Swiss banker, describes how all that changed in 2008 with the […]

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Video: Tom Miller – Symbols as Human Connectors
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Video: Tom Miller – Symbols as Human Connectors

Symbols are inherently human and have been used throughout history to tell stories, create meaning and build communities of people. Tom Miller helps us understand how symbols enable organizations to harness the power that exist within its history and culture. Organizational symbols, well crafted and communicated, become powerful tools in the effort to build an […]

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Video: Martin Thomas – Beyond the Midas Touch
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Video: Martin Thomas – Beyond the Midas Touch

Martin Thomas uses a classic story, adds a different perspective and in so doing, provokes us to use “new eyes” to think about the future of our planet. Thinking deeply about our real aims in life has been an eternal theme. But we should all be careful about what we wish for. Today it is […]

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Video: Cécile Demailly – The mathematics of change
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Video: Cécile Demailly – The mathematics of change

Numbers, ROI and projections run today’s businesses. Change is something we would like to master, especially when it is expected to happen in an organization. It would be helpful to have equations and be able to predict the speed, velocity, and acceleration of a transformation and to extrapolate the challenges. But is it possible? And […]

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