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Letting Go of the Familiar

NASA couldn’t afford another failure following the tragic launches of the Challenger (1986) and the Columbia (2003). If you’re not aware, NASA’s culture at that time could be summed up by the sign in the Mission Evaluation Room: "In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data".

Oct 13, 2020

Topics: Smarter Thinking- General Business- Culture & Organisational Development

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When Culture Wins the Game

Gunpei Yokoi was an electronics graduate who landed a job at Nintendo in 1965, which was a small card-making operation in Kyoto, Japan at that time. The heart of Yokoi’s philosophy was putting simple technology to use in new ways that no one else considered. He called his approach “lateral thinking with withered technology.”

Sep 22, 2020

Topics: Smarter Thinking- General Business- Culture & Organisational Development

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15 Mistakes Facilitators Make (Free e-Book)

Taking some time out to reflect on a challenging, dynamic profession, this e-book presents critical mistakes that I’ve made, key learnings from facilitators in our network, and common issues that tend to arise based on a review of the literature. 

Jun 11, 2018

Topics: Culture & Organisational Development

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50 Icebreaker Questions

A popular and versatile facilitation tool, there are many reasons a manager or facilitator may decide to bring in icebreaker questions:

Jun 10, 2018

Topics: Culture & Organisational Development

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24 Quick Tips for Effective Facilitation

Whether you’re in-house or independent, rookie or veteran, running a 1-hour onsite meeting or 3-day workshop retreat, working with 3 or 300 attendees, these basic tips will help you sharpen your facilitation game.

Nov 11, 2017

Topics: Culture & Organisational Development

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15 Books Every HR Pro Should Know


This list includes books that have been selected because they are either extremely popular, frequently referred to, or groundbreaking in business literature. Every HR, OD professional, and management consultant should at the very least be aware of their existence, if not well-versed in their ideas and theories.

Jun 15, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development

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Stress Quotient Infographic

The following infographic is an introduction to our Stress Quotient assessment, which is from our partner TTI Success Insights. This tool measures 7 core factors and 17 sub-factors of work-related stress.

May 16, 2016

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Culture & Organisational Development

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In a Nutshell: Gallup Q12

Gallup is a US-based organisation known around the world for its public opinion polling information and large-scale collection of business performance data. Gallup is also known for its research into the foundational elements of employee engagement that predict performance. 

Nov 11, 2014

Topics: Employee Engagement- Culture & Organisational Development- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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