“Can an organization be too divergent?” asked a middle manager of a large bank me in a development journey? He was taking up the role of Facilitating Adaptability a lot lately.  And the answer seems yes. I’ve seen it in several organizations that promote shared leadership. The top keeps repeating their mantra ‘everybody is leader’, ‘come with new ideas’, ‘it is…
Misschien een van de meest scherpe vragen die besproken is tijdens de L4MM Unconference vandaag: "Hoe verbind je middle managers zonder tijd." We zijn ons allemaal bewust van de noodzaak van verbinding en vertrouwensvolle relaties in leiderschap en tezelfdertijd ervaren we dag na dag de bijna onmogelijkheid ervan. Een andere deelnemer drukte het uit als "hoe verbind je einzelgangers?"…
This picture* illustrates two important assets of clusters of networks: closure & brokerage. Brokerage is the unique connection between different networks. Brokers bring diversity. They connect different perspectives and make innovation and creativity possible. Closure is making networks closed and intense. Within a closed network people know and trust each other. They think…