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Perspectives, not Facts
Bernhard Sterchi February 7, 2020

Perspectives, not Facts

You may remember the Greek government-dept crisis in the aftermath of 2008. What kind…

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The Story of Allthings
Bernhard Sterchi January 17, 2020

The Story of Allthings

My friend Stefan Zanetti has always been an entrepreneur, if not by title, then…

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a Knight's Armour
Bernhard Sterchi November 7, 2019

The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a Knight's Armour

At the peak of the Middle Ages, the Mallorcan monk Ramon Lull wrote a…

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So many Fish in the Ocean - somewhere
Bernhard Sterchi July 24, 2019

So many Fish in the Ocean - somewhere

I am sitting on a beach and watching the ocean. On rare occasions, I…

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Nudge the System, Wag the Dog
Bernhard Sterchi June 10, 2019

Nudge the System, Wag the Dog

When we think about perception, our first question is whether it is true or…

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How to be a Servant Leader, Center Stage
Bernhard Sterchi February 17, 2019

How to be a Servant Leader, Center Stage

I don’t like the concept of servant leader too much. I think it is…

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How to Achieve Aligned Autonomy
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

How to Achieve Aligned Autonomy

Imagine you are a shop assistant in a telco shop. A customer walks in…

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Are You Sure You Really Know How To Delegate?
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Are You Sure You Really Know How To Delegate?

One of the oldest methods to organise the division of labour is delegation. I…

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Instruction or Education? Complexity, contextuality, and the nature of help
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Instruction or Education? Complexity, contextuality, and the nature of help

As practitioners we are here to produce results in a specific context. How do…

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Managing for the Exceptional: the Ritz-Carlton Story
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Managing for the Exceptional: the Ritz-Carlton Story

The problem with the exceptional is it doesn’t happen the same way twice. If,…

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Manage for the Next Possible Step
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Manage for the Next Possible Step

Many have pointed out that the word to manage comes from the Italian maneggiare, and originally…

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Robots Taking our Jobs Away? Think Again.
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Robots Taking our Jobs Away? Think Again.

Imagine you are a farmer in a remote village in the woods. You are…

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Facing System Asymmetry
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Facing System Asymmetry

Imagine two groups of schoolboys in a class. In one group, they believe that…

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Avoid being a Servant of the Cult
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Avoid being a Servant of the Cult

In my work as a leadership trainer and adviser, I observe two ways in…

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Tod durch Komma - wann soll man worüber entscheiden?
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Tod durch Komma - wann soll man worüber entscheiden?

“Du bist Direktor eines Gefängnisses im deutschen Kaiserreich. Kaiser Wilhelm hat angekündigt, dass er…

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Managers: Beware the Children of Digitalisation (part two)
Bernhard Sterchi February 3, 2019

Managers: Beware the Children of Digitalisation (part two)

The most overlooked digital transformation challenge for managers is not so much digitalisation itself,…

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