USING YOUR WHOLE MIND – THEOLOGY OR PSYCHOLOGY?

SUMMARY: We seem to be in an age where the potential of the human brain is being explored by both theologians and behavioural scientists. Neuroscience offers more sophisticated ways of measuring whole brain activity which was not possible in the past. On the theological front, people like Richard Rohr[1]  (a Franciscan priest and international author)

WHAT IS YOUR LEADERSHIP CULTURE?

Does Leadership culture matter? If you are seen to play a strong leadership role in your organization, you are likely to have a strong impact on the culture of the organization. The beliefs, values and customs you demonstrate will influence what happens and what decisions are made by others in the organization. If you believe

BBBEE ‘TRANSFORMATION’ OR ‘METAMORPHOSIS’

Summary:  ‘Transformation’, fulfilling BBBEE and Equity legislation all call us to cut down on the number of White males and have more Blacks, women and disabled fill the ranks of management and other senior jobs in our public and private sector organizations. I have devoted much of my own thinking and consulting work to the

THE RESILIENT ORGANIZATION

SUMMARY: We readily use the word “organization” and so easily overlook the complexity of its practical meaning in our lives at work, in our homes and on the sports field. Businesses tend to define “organizations” as profit-driven enterprises. Churches tend to define “organizations” as places or institutions of worship and praise. Government tends to define

THE IMPACT OF “CONTEXT” ON MANAGING CHANGE

    SUMMARY: We can’t take a tiger out of its jungle, train it to do circus tricks, then expect it to go back into its jungle and still do its circus tricks. We can’t take people out of their jobs to learn how to tackle problems in a conference room, then expect them to

THE HUMAN FACTOR and JOB PERFORMANCE

      SUMMARY: One of the most well-worn and repeated themes in every generation – often in different language to make it more popular and up-to-date – is the tension between the human factor and the job to be done. We have to do something or should do something (performance) but we don’t want

TAKE TIME TO THINK & INVOLVE OTHERS?

SUMMARY: Managers and leaders are bombarded with techniques and the latest ways of doing things quicker and better. We are tempted to find the “one size that fits all”. To have one simple quick-fix computerized formula is the dream and hope. We then won’t have to take time to think, because there are ready-made answers

SPIRITUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

    Summary:  There is a growing interest in the spiritual dimension in the workplace. For example, Daniel Pink, a best seller in business books, advocates we take spirituality seriously, and there are many others opening up discussion of the spiritual dimension in the workplace. This article will offer an exploration of a Biblical passage

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

      Summary: Resistance to change is common and natural. Should we try to overcome it or do we just accept resistance and let things stay the same? If we decide to deal with resistance to change, how do we deal with it? How does joint problem solving help us? This brief article will

RATIONAL versus RELATIONAL THINKING

Summary:  I am always receptive and on the look-out for other views and applications of how cognitive (head thinking) relates to and works with human interaction (heart thinking). So when I met someone at a social function a few days ago I was fascinated to hear what she had to say about Nancy Kline and

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