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Putting the Focus on Power
Bernhard Sterchi May 18, 2020

Putting the Focus on Power

“Could you please take the visitors to the meeting room, otherwise I’ll have to…

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A Tale of Humility
Bernhard Sterchi April 17, 2020

A Tale of Humility

In an interview for the BBC series Fun to Imagine, the philosopher amongst the…

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Using an old model for new perspectives
Bernhard Sterchi March 23, 2020

Using an old model for new perspectives

In an earlier post I have written about the importance of perspectives in a…

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What do the principles of Open Space really mean?
Bernhard Sterchi March 2, 2020

What do the principles of Open Space really mean?

Most of us have participated in Open Space events, and I’m sure we had…

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When to Yank a System
Bernhard Sterchi February 20, 2020

When to Yank a System

Sometimes a system cannot be developed step-by-step over a series of nudges, because everything…

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Perspectives, not Facts
Bernhard Sterchi February 7, 2020

Perspectives, not Facts

You may remember the Greek government-dept crisis in the aftermath of 2008. What kind…

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The Story of Allthings
Bernhard Sterchi January 17, 2020

The Story of Allthings

My friend Stefan Zanetti has always been an entrepreneur, if not by title, then…

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a Knight's Armour
Bernhard Sterchi November 7, 2019

The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a Knight's Armour

At the peak of the Middle Ages, the Mallorcan monk Ramon Lull wrote a…

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So many Fish in the Ocean - somewhere
Bernhard Sterchi July 24, 2019

So many Fish in the Ocean - somewhere

I am sitting on a beach and watching the ocean. On rare occasions, I…

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Nudge the System, Wag the Dog
Bernhard Sterchi June 10, 2019

Nudge the System, Wag the Dog

When we think about perception, our first question is whether it is true or…

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How to be a Servant Leader, Center Stage
Bernhard Sterchi February 17, 2019

How to be a Servant Leader, Center Stage

I don’t like the concept of servant leader too much. I think it is…

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How to Achieve Aligned Autonomy
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

How to Achieve Aligned Autonomy

Imagine you are a shop assistant in a telco shop. A customer walks in…

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Are You Sure You Really Know How To Delegate?
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Are You Sure You Really Know How To Delegate?

One of the oldest methods to organise the division of labour is delegation. I…

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Instruction or Education? Complexity, contextuality, and the nature of help
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Instruction or Education? Complexity, contextuality, and the nature of help

As practitioners we are here to produce results in a specific context. How do…

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Managing for the Exceptional: the Ritz-Carlton Story
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Managing for the Exceptional: the Ritz-Carlton Story

The problem with the exceptional is it doesn’t happen the same way twice. If,…

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Manage for the Next Possible Step
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Manage for the Next Possible Step

Many have pointed out that the word to manage comes from the Italian maneggiare, and originally…

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