More Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity Ahead. Not VUCA but SuperVUCA.

In recent years a body of research has revealed another, more nuanced benefit of workplace diversity: nonhomogenous teams are simply smarter.

A new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World explores the implications of, and brain science behind, this evolution (some might say devolution).It was written Adam Gazzaley, a neurologist and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and research psychologist Larry D. Rosen.

With new applications popping up every day, we are at the forefront of a new era of machine/human interaction that will completely transform the way we live, work, and play – a change on par with the emergence of the internet itself.

People often complain that their job is killing them, or that they’re working themselves to death, but new research suggests there may be more truth to those clichés than we realize.

This kind of “everyone culture” is as much about realizing organizational potential as it is about realizing human potential. It describes a new model for the way each can contribute to the other – how organizations and their people can become dramatically greater resources to support each other’s flourishing.


Declining training budgets and an increase in outside hires is causing high turnover and fueling a talent shortage.

They’ll be more likely to achieve it.

Source: Teach Your Team to Expect Success

Two interesting events took place this month. Tesla announced its Model 3, a relatively affordable electric car, and it attracted around 180K preorders on the same day.

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Disintermediation is coming to an industry near you. #VUCA #SuperChange #Superperformance

What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations.

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“To manage, one must lead.” Deming #Superperformance

Companies that successfully adopt digital technology don’t view it as an extra; digitization becomes central to what they are because they transform their value propositions and evolve every level of the organization so that it becomes data driven, customer obsessed, and highly agile.

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With more High Tech will come more High Touch #TwoSides2Super

In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week.

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Work and Rest are Super Partners #TwoSides2Super

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.

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“If you don’t have anything good to think, don’t think it!” Ruth Westra #Superperformance #Mindfulness

Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the body and the brain.

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It’s not execution, its #Reflexicution that leads to #Superperformance

A new study suggests there’s some science behind the claims made for mindfulness meditation.

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You do not like it. So you say.
Try it! Try it! And you may.
Try it and you may, I say.

Erika Christakis’ new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: Play

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Work Needs “Not Work” to Be Whole #TwoSides2Super #SuperperformingLife

In a sense, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Frame adversity as a challenge, and you become more flexible and able to deal with it, move on, learn from it, and grow. Focus on it, frame it as a threat, and a potentially traumatic event becomes an enduring problem; you become more inflexible, and more likely to be negatively affected.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get tougher. #SuperperformingLife #Resilience

Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.

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Boards in difficult times must focus on the future, not just negotiating today. #NewOilOrder #2ndOrderChange #BeakoftheFinch

Give yourself permission to prioritize your time. Execution is Mindless without Mindful Reflection.

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#Reflexicution #Mindfulness #Superpeformance