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Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Why are some endeavours not only too afraid to step away from Traditional Thinking’s limitations, but also dismissive of anything suggesting a Design Thinking approach? While rejecting the unconventional is easy, safe and “the way it’s always been”, does Traditional Thinking disregard (at its peril) 

Whipping square pegs into round holes

Whipping square pegs into round holes

Having been ‘caned’ at least once per week in school for ‘misbehaviour’ (i.e. a failure to comply with inappropriate, draconian relics from a Dickensian dystopia), the notion of corporal punishment as a deterrent is laughable. And yet, hierarchies and micromanagers continue to punish employees through 

Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of innovation.

Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of innovation.

I was accused of being ‘disruptive’ in High School. I saw improvement opportunities in many domains and exposed the benefit of adaptation to the change-makers, yet I was chastised in return and accused of not being ‘constructive’. Disruption is a good thing: the seeds of 

Exposing social conscience for organisational success

Exposing social conscience for organisational success

Leadership recognising a disparity between an ideal society in which it hopes to operate and the actual society — to which it may or may not contribute — forms a consciousness about social injustice. It then engages with a sense of agency — does it 

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

There is wisdom and obligation in never judging a book by its cover. And yet, the foolishness of opening a book to see only the words being sought is perhaps a more harmful mindset that requires its own idiom. Don’t open books to see only 

Discard existing notions and ideas to think outside-the-box

Discard existing notions and ideas to think outside-the-box

It’s not about workarounds and temporary fixes to improve potential. It’s not about premature change. Lasting success happens by discarding all existing notions and ideas to think outside-the-box and find a new approach, a disruptive solution that alters everything you thought was ‘the right way 

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

We need human critical thinking and diversity to succeed with this. © Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness, 2017

Having values-driven motivation helps businesses achieve more

Having values-driven motivation helps businesses achieve more

Money is like fuel. Cars need fuel, but the purpose of the car is not to buy more fuel. Business is the same. The purpose of business is not to make money, it’s to advance a greater purpose or cause. —Simon Sinek This keeps me 

Curb the decline of hierarchy with Adaptive Leadership methods

Curb the decline of hierarchy with Adaptive Leadership methods

Not only are Adaptive Leadership methods essential for successful teams, growth, innovation and, most of all, respect for people, they’re also vital to curb the steady decline experienced by organisations that favour a mistrusting, hierarchical approach to (micro)management. At the core of Adaptive Leadership are