Friday, June 19, 2009


a Biblical thought...
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. (Psalm 138:2)

a Book thought...
We all carry past baggage into the future. It is important that we know what this baggage is
and are able to get rid of any negative baggage if we are to give ourselves the best chance of achieving future success. Then we will become wiser. Wisdom comes from knowledge tempered by experience plus reflection. (p100)
a Dave thought... by Alan Hirsch
Having breathed new life into organizations, how do we sustain it? Paradoxically, the answer lies in ‘disciplines’. This is what I have called ‘practices’ in earlier posts. The disciplines help organizations sustain disequilibrium, thrive in near-chaos conditions, and foster self-organization. If taken to heart, they can also foster changes at the individual level. Indeed, they must be internalized if their far-reaching benefits are to be fully realized.

According to Pascale, There are seven critical disciplines. These are:
1. Infuse an intricate understanding of what drives organizational success.
2. Insist on uncompromising straight talk.
3. Manage from the future.
4. Reward inventive accountability.
5. Harness adversity by learning from prior mistakes.
6. Foster relentless discomfort.
7. Cultivate reciprocity between the individual and the organization.
Each of the seven disciplines can stand alone, but enormous power exists in the relationship among them.

Just a thought.

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