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Navigating conversations with avoidant personalities

Navigating Conversations with Avoidant Personalities: 5 Archetypes & Communication Strategies

How do we speak with people who avoid conversations? This is a universal challenge for leaders, alongside leading through resistance … Read More

Command & Control, why it's ok, and not ok

Command & Control – Why it’s OK, and Not OK

Mental Model Dōjō pre-session video Transcript First, let’s take a step back and look at “command & control”. In modern … Read More

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity - Leadership Skills Development

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity – Leadership Skills Development (session recording)

Synopsis: Thanks to the popular “VUCA” acronym, the ability to manage enterprises and lead teams in volatile, uncertain, complex and … Read More

Managing Smart People, Managing Quiet People

Managing Smart People, Managing Quiet People (post session recap)

One of the objectives of the Mental Model Dōjō community sessions is to create space for people to discuss hard-to-put-a-finger-on … Read More

Post-session recording: MMDojo How to healthily storm

Facilitating Healthy Storming

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What is Fair Process?

Fair Process – A Primer

INSEAD is big on “Fair Process”, a leadership mental model formulated by the creators of Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan … Read More

7 Telltale Signs of Waterfall Agile

7 Telltale Signs of Waterfall Agile

waterfall agile [ˈwɔːtəfɔːl aj-ahyl]: the paradoxical phenomenon observed in large organizations where agile transformation is attempted to be delivered with … Read More

Coaching Fair Process to the Impatient Leader

Coaching Fair Process to the Impatient Leader

“It’s not that they don’t get it. It’s that they’re resisting.” “I don’t get it. This plan makes so much … Read More

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: Asynchronous Communication is the Key

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: “Asynchronous” Communication is the Key

Addressing the “Always On” Fatigue of Remote and Hybrid Working with Asynchronous Communication “I miss working in the office, at … Read More

What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All

Team Alignment in VUCA”O” Times: Try W3 x 124A (What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All)

The situation is volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous, overwhelming (VUCA”O”). We have an immediate, mission critical challenge to tackle. We need … Read More

Agile Organization Development Practitioner’s Community: Why, How and What

Join us at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13940775 Dear members of the Agile Organization Development Practitioner’s Community, thank you for joining and welcome to … Read More

The Power of Tribes in Agile Organizations

Social and digital is accelerating the service economy transformation in our world. In the service economy, the competitive advantage is … Read More

Agile Success Stories - UOB Finlab Felix Tan

Mental Model Dōjō TV: Agile Success Stories – UOB Finlab Felix Tan

What makes UOB’s Finlab not just yet another bank accelerator unit, is its unique focus in helping SMEs with its … Read More

Mental Model Dōjō TV - Agile Success Stories - Solaria Labs Liberty Mutual

Mental Model Dōjō TV: Agile Success Stories – Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual

Does Agile work? To answer that question, I am starting a new video series of curating Agile success stories. The … Read More

Mental Model Dōjō TV - Ambidextrous Organizations Explained

Ambidextrous Organizations Explained

Link to case study video: https://youtu.be/EW_PX50NAps Transcript What is an ambidextrous organization? In a nutshell, an ambidextrous organization takes care … Read More

Innovator's Dilemma - agile-od.com

Innovator’s Dilemma and Organizational Ambidexterity

A tribute post to Professor Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma” (1997), who passed away after a long illness. … Read More

Addressing the Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall - agile-od.com

Addressing the Irony of Waterfall Agile

The Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall Agile and digital transformation projects are abundant today. The irony is that … Read More

Design Thinking + Liberating Structures

Strategy Session Facilitation with Design Thinking & Liberating Structures

Why brainstorming doesn’t work That was fun, but… Why do we get that slight, lingering feeling of doubt and dissatisfaction … Read More

Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures is a collection of powerful team exercises curated by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless (www.liberatingstructures.com). The following slides … Read More

Systems Thinking | Mental Model Dōjō | agile-od.com | Lifecycle

Systems Thinking

We tend to confront complex, dynamic realities with a language designed for simple, static problems: normal verbal language extracts simple, … Read More

Vision HierarchyLean & Agile Organization Development | agile-od.com by Lifecycle

Vision Hierarchy: Making Your Vision Connected with Your Team – An Agile Exercise

Sharing your Vision Leaders, why is it all so often that when you “share” your vision to your people, you … Read More