Tag Archive: ideational reflexivity

Organisational Fairy Tales

I was recently given a review copy of Andrew Rixon’s new book, Opening Up: Creative Storytelling at Work. Andrew is an expert in applying complexity theory and storytelling within organisations to facilitate consensus and change. One of the intriguing contributions of this book is Andrew’s idea of organisational fairy tales. By constructing a fairy tale…

Gordon Gecko as a role model – ‘Greed is Good’

I was watching Michael Douglas on the Dave Letterman Late Night Show the other night (season 17, episode 3181). There was a great interchange between Dave and Michael. But first: Michael Douglas was talking about how a sequel to Wall Street – the famous role were he acted as Gordon Gecko and delivered the famous…

Quote of the Week – Andy Grove on Self-Fulfilling Leadership

Andy Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, commented: “If you are depressed, you can’t motivate your staff to extraordinary measures. So you have to keep your own spirits up even though you well understand that you don’t know what you’re doing . . . part of it is self-discipline and part of it is…

Self-Fulfilling Business Theories

Helene Finidori posted an article in her blog a year ago (which I just saw today), entitled The Art of Management. Helene cited a paper from Sumantra Ghoshal in The Academy of Management: Learning and Education entitled Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices . Helene summarised the paper as arguing that . ….

Ideational reflexivity between TV and reality

Does TV change the way we think and act? An article by Larissa Dubecki in The Age newspaper explores the extent to which torture in TV shows such as Fox’s “24” serves as a potential role model for military personnel serving in Iraq or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shows such as 24 are certainly watched by…

Tag Archive: ideational reflexivity

Organisational Fairy Tales

I was recently given a review copy of Andrew Rixon’s new book, Opening Up: Creative Storytelling at Work. Andrew is an expert in applying complexity theory and storytelling within organisations to facilitate consensus and change. One of the intriguing contributions of this book is Andrew’s idea of organisational fairy tales. By constructing a fairy tale…

Gordon Gecko as a role model – ‘Greed is Good’

I was watching Michael Douglas on the Dave Letterman Late Night Show the other night (season 17, episode 3181). There was a great interchange between Dave and Michael. But first: Michael Douglas was talking about how a sequel to Wall Street – the famous role were he acted as Gordon Gecko and delivered the famous…

Quote of the Week – Andy Grove on Self-Fulfilling Leadership

Andy Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, commented: “If you are depressed, you can’t motivate your staff to extraordinary measures. So you have to keep your own spirits up even though you well understand that you don’t know what you’re doing . . . part of it is self-discipline and part of it is…

Self-Fulfilling Business Theories

Helene Finidori posted an article in her blog a year ago (which I just saw today), entitled The Art of Management. Helene cited a paper from Sumantra Ghoshal in The Academy of Management: Learning and Education entitled Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices . Helene summarised the paper as arguing that . ….

Ideational reflexivity between TV and reality

Does TV change the way we think and act? An article by Larissa Dubecki in The Age newspaper explores the extent to which torture in TV shows such as Fox’s “24” serves as a potential role model for military personnel serving in Iraq or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shows such as 24 are certainly watched by…