Archive for June 2015

The Antifragile Leader

Last year, I had a conversation with David Peterson who directs coaching and leadership development at Google, about agile leaders.  He recommended that I take a look at Nassim Taleb’s book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. Taleb suggests that objects fall into three categories when they are exposed to volatility and stress. • Fragile: Objects that weaken and break under stress.

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Mission Moment Monday: Challenged to See the Unseen

Consider the following story of Dan, the HR generalist, who according to his boss, has under-performed for the previous six months. Dan is a nice, plain, but quiet guy who completes his tasks and leaves early every day. The candidates Dan recruits are of poor quality, but

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