"Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate. " — Eugene Odum  "We are constantly fragmenting our limited attentional focus with both internal and external distractions and multiple tasks, and there is a cost for this…
How evolutionary theory can be applied to business  “ … the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself ” ― Leon C. Megginson (often incorrectly attributed to Darwin)  In nature, species either adapt to their…
The first-ever global conference for Scrum Masters is coming up on May 17th 2021. Over this week-long virtual conference, the Scrum Master community will come together to share experiences, develop ideas and build connections.   With speakers joining from all over the world, each live session will…
“Complex adaptive systems are characterised by perpetual novelty” — John H. Holland  Complexity science is a logical domain for researching post-bureaucratic organisational design and development. By studying the nature of complex adaptive systems we can obtain rich insights into the nature of an…
Culture determines how people behave. If you want to change behaviour, you have to look to change the culture. This is the story of how we changed the culture of a team of business analysts.   We inherited this team; they worked in an organisation where the culture was pretty poor. People were…
A brief introduction to this commonly used strategic leadership term.   “The only constant in the strategic environment is the continuous acceleration of change…” - Stephan Schambach*     What is VUCA?  VUCA is an acronym frequently used within the realm of Strategic Leadership, especially within…
Why we are continually blindsided by emerging tech.   “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. ” — Albert A. Bartlett  The phenomenon of exponentially accelerating technology is a relatively recent event in history, yet it is now a major…
Whatever it is you are working on, it is almost certainly made up of many, sometimes very many, pieces. Each of the pieces interacts with other pieces to achieve some valuable result. This means that there is a need to organise all the pieces so that you and your colleagues can work on relevant…
Posted by Andy Cooper  You may think you have very little influence on the improvement of your organisation. But there is enough evidence in the books I read last year to show that inspiring positive action can really make a difference, no matter how large the organisation is. In some cases, you…
The world has changed. Instant digital transformations have occurred to almost every industry, business, and government. No one had a choice in 2020. Thank goodness we were ready. We had the tools and the techniques and we had the mindset. People were already prepared to be working online. We'd…
Posted by Andy Cooper  Leading a team is one of life's great privileges and one of its hardest challenges, and figuring out how to be a better leader is a life-long journey. I read some great books in 2020 including some about how you can be a better individual. Here are the ones that have helped…
Posted by Andy Cooper  2020 was a year of significant change, and for me, of great learning. This year I've resolved to share what I learn, starting with some of my favourite books from 2020. If there was ever a year that I needed to discover that what got me to here will not get me there, 2020 was…


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