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  • BELIEFS

    Three hopeful ideas about change for weary travelers

    February 19, 2017

    I have a client I’ve been working with for several years now. As we began our work together, I was just finishing the last chapters of Changing on the Job as they were embracing the...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Simple habits for bewildering times

    November 10, 2016

    I flew over the US today—from San Francisco to Dallas—and the land looked the same as it always has. Spiky cities with handfuls of suburbs along the coast; crinkled olive hills giving...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Leading in complexity: Four lessons from the field

    October 23, 2016

    Mark Striebeck is a participant in one of our leadership programs, and he is teaching me a lot about complexity. A tall, handsome, and thoughtful engineer, he has approached learning...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Simple Habits to Trump irrationality

    August 1, 2016

    I was flying across the US a few weeks ago, and I engaged in the somewhat dangerous behavior of chatting with my seatmate as the plane filled up. He was in sales, in a global role in a...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Doubly distracting

    June 27, 2016

    Perhaps, in a distracted multi-media age, we are hamstrung by sentence structure and narrative conventions, lockstepping subjects, objects, and verbs rather than scattershot volleys of...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • COMPLEXITY

    Leading the possible

    April 1, 2015

    Leadership is not about simply maintaining the status quo. Leadership is fundamentally about the future, about bringing people or ideas into a new and better world. It’s hard enough to...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger