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Jack-o’-Lantern, Common Sense, and Lean

Often I hear people say “Lean is great, it is common sense practically applied.” I usually ignore this, because you could not say a lot about Lean which is more wrong than this statement. As a rule of thumb, you

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7 Simple Empowerment Hacks

I have been away from this blog for a while. One of the reasons was that I was in the final rounds of writing a book together with Shirly Ronen-Harel (author of “Agile Kids”):  “The Coaching Booster – Coaching with

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Compliance and the Illusion of Control

What is worse — doing something right for the wrong reasons or doing it wrong for the right reasons? Whenever we want somebody else to do something and we are in a position of power that question comes up. It

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Cultural Differences in Process Perception – Who is Who?

In my last post I wrote about cultural differences between nations A, B, and C. As promised, find the solution which nation is which: Americans (Nation A) are result oriented. Germans (Nation B) are process driven. Indians (Nation C) are

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What Drives You: Processes or Results?

Recently, on a train trip, I had an interesting conversation. One thing we talked about were cultural differences between various nations. I won’t bore you with the details, but here is what the conversation boiled down to: Cultural background has

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