Saturday, 23 March 2013
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 17:28
Monday, 11 March 2013
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 08:42
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Management Innovation – cutting edge . ‘Disruptive Ideas’ and ‘Reboot’ Seminars by The Chalfont Project
- What if all teams had a sell-by-date, with automatic end no matter what?
- What if your teams did not need to meet? A team and a meeting are two different things.
- What if your aim as leader was to loose control? The more you loose the more you have.
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 18:11
Friday, 15 February 2013
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 13:58
Monday, 21 January 2013
In our Viral Change programmes we focus 75% on the grassroots, bottom up ‘people like you’ and ‘it's all about you’ engine of change and 25% on the top down messaging. Messaging is very important indeed but it is very easy to steal air time with messaging and forget everything else. Messaging is the ‘push’. Viral Change™ orchestrates the ‘pull’. The more protagonists the grassroots are, the greater the scale up of behaviours.
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 20:16
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Walter is campaigning. He is talking to his peers. He is not talking to 20 or 30 year olds. He is engaging with people (from the list) who from the other side may hear and feel Walter as being ‘one of them, ‘somebody like me’. Technically (for us in the business of large scale change, Viral Change™ ) he is exercising ‘peer to peer influence’.
The power of peer to peer is underestimated in organizations. Not that it is unknown, after all we all have heard or used the expression ‘peer pressure’ but this is where the ‘curiosity’ stops. People don’t know what to make of it, and, incidentally, it always sounds bad…
And here is the beauty ( and the trick). If my super-Vice-president comes to me and tells me that we have to go South, I will say OK, and perhaps I may even ask why, but, I’ll go South. He thinks South is good. The CEO thinks South is good. The Strategic Plan says that South is good. I am not sure about South. Actually I think South is a lousy option. Why South for goodness sake!?
f you, my peer, mate, water cooler friend, car park talker, school run share, last night football absorbed, tribal member, colleague in the same division, free mutual psychotherapist and somebody ‘I do know well’ comes to me and in the middle of a football, or school or holiday or dreadful journey conversation say to me, ‘by the way, we really must go South’, my brain may be suddenly aroused out of the unexpected and I may even have one or two questions such as ‘ are you on something?’ but the chances of me believing that, at the very least, South is now a very reasonable, maybe even extraordinary destination, are very very high indeed, a few hundred points above the same message coming from my Super Vice-president. I expected him to support South, I did not expected you to let me know your belief in South with the same sincerity as our twenty other conversations. Call it trust (Edelman does) or legitimization or comfort to me, South is very credible.
If on top of this you say to me not only that ‘we really must go South’ but that you are actually going South yourself, the chances of me doing the same are even higher. And most of this process may even be unconscious. Our mind has a wonderful Reverse Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the neuronal system and we may even end up ‘really’, ‘seriously thinking’ that North was really very very silly after all. Psychologists call this ‘cognitive dissonance’ which is a fancy name for saying that we tend to produce comforting feelings to our decisions even if they contradict our previous thinking (‘I am terribly late, well the concert was not that good’)
In Viral Change™ we reinvent the organization chart, we work with Walters and we orchestrate bottom up, grass-roots, polycentric leadership, change of ways of doing, fixing of problems, and shaping of new cultures. The CEOs, C-anything of our client organizations in Viral Change mode love Walters and are thrilled that Walters are the real leaders. Obama loves Walter.
Posted by Dr Leandro Herrero at 21:02