Author archive for Ken Ashdown

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    Leadership and organizational culture: Are you headed for a #MeToo reckoning?

    As Edgar Schein (1990) notes, “Failing to understand how culture works is just as dangerous in the organizational world as…

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    Your sustainable career advantage isn’t what you think

    We hear much in the news these days about the increasing need for coding skills, data analysis, and similar qualifications…

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    A Time for… Po?

    “The significant problems of our time cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert…

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    What is conflict costing you?

    There is always a price to be paid when conflict goes unresolved, or is poorly handled. The key question is,…

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  • Four warning signs of conflict

    Four Signs Your Working Relationship is Going Sideways

    One of the challenges of conflict is that creative teams or workplaces are often fully engulfed long before they’re even…

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  • Film crew at work

    4 quick & cost-effective tools to accelerate team development

    In the creative industries, teams frequently need to get from zero to sixty almost instantly. This is typical in the film…

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  • crazy people

    How to Keep Your Head From Exploding

    Have you ever stared in disbelief at someone’s completely incomprehensible actions? Been bewildered by another’s disproportionate reaction to events? Or…

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  • Accountability equation

    Is accountability your team’s Achilles heel?

    Accountability – or the lack thereof – is the Achilles Heel of many a potentially great team, group or organisation.…

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  • Conflict continuum of emotional distress

    Small distinctions can make big differences

    If the number and content of comments generated are any indication, my previous post clearly struck a chord with some…

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  • Fear character from Pixar's Inside Out movie

    The leadership lesson in “Inside Out”

    About a year ago when I saw the first teasers for Pixar’s Inside Out I rather impulsively declared it the…

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