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Star Wars Strategic Planning for Business Psychologists

Star Wars Strategic Planning for Business Psychologists

Introduction Long ago in a galaxy far, far away business leaders learned the fundamentals of strategic planning. The developmental storyline was often carefully crafted like the ritualistic formulas in a Star Wars movie by George Lucas. However, instead of movie scriptwriters, the strategic message was intentionally adapted from the prolific ... Read More
 
So, What Does Neuroscience Have to Do with Business Psychology by Raymond L. Forbes Jr., Ph.D.

So, What Does Neuroscience Have to Do with Business Psychology by Raymond L. Forbes Jr., Ph.D.

Hint: They both are related to the operation of the brain. A Little Brain History Pioneering British neurophysiologist Sir Charles Sherrington imaginatively called the brain an “enchanted loom.” This comparative metaphor combined the mysterious (enchanted) with the commercial (a weaver’s loom). In the 1940s, when Sherrington first coined the phrase, ... Read More
 
Coaching Lesson From Alice In Wonderland

Coaching Lesson From Alice In Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, in his classic work, Alice in Wonderland, described a world turned topsy-turvy. The inherent craziness of this world was epitomized by the character of the Mad Hatter. The Mad Hatter was in a perpetual hurry. Fashionably dressed and carrying a large pocket watch, which he frequently checked, the ... Read More
 
Coaching Responsive Leaders In The Workplace

Coaching Responsive Leaders In The Workplace

Increasingly life in the world of contemporary organizations seems to reflect Lewis Carroll’s fictional fantasy Alice in Wonderland. Everything seems to be in fast, crazy and simultaneous motion. Many of the old rules don’t seem to work well anymore. The complexity and chaos in the external environment also finds its ... Read More
 
You Can Get There From Here

You Can Get There From Here

Abstract Strategic change practitioners may feel intimidated by the highly quantitatively-based models of organizations change processes promoted by some academic researchers. Similar to attempting to apply the advice offered by the Maine farmer in response to a request for directions to the next town, the result is often further frustration. ... Read More
 
An Ecological Approach to Organizational Strategy

An Ecological Approach to Organizational Strategy

An Ecological Approach to Organizational Strategy Abstract Many global business organizations today use strategy as one of their preferred means of coping with the risk and uncertainty associated with an inability to accurately predict the future. Currently, the most popular metaphors for framing organizational strategies are rooted in war or ... Read More
 

Repurpose

Last week on the 25th of June, I was reminded how close we were to Christmas. Not sure how many have ever gone the regifting route during the holidays, but I am sure at one point or another we have all been on the receiving end of this not so; ... Read More
 

Coaching: A Common Denominator Of Leaders?

In the Managerial Leadership (MNGT5670) course I instructed in the Spring of 2013, within the Masters in Management and Leadership curriculum at Webster University, I asked students (who consist of current or veteran military of all branches) to describe their leadership style based on the 6 styles outlined in the ... Read More