Posts Tagged ‘ Sweden ’

It’s Better to Learn Than Be Smart
The first October eTips went out last week. Subscribers received it 13 October. And it's already been posted in blogs elsewhere. Here's the beginning of the featured article with a link at the end to read the rest of it... It's better to learn than be smart Last week in Stockholm I presented a Responsible Leadership workshop to the Statesecretaries...

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Posted on 10/18/2007 04:49 pm | No Comments
 
Mission accomplished!
I'm home from Washington DC and off again to San Francisco. I completed Missions 28, 29, & 30 for 2007 while in Washington DC, and will complete Mission 31 in San Francisco this week. I decided this year to begin thinking of each opportunity to speak and teach about the Responsibility Process™ as a separate mission whether it is a...

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Posted on 08/22/2007 10:49 am | No Comments
 
Back in the USA!
I'm in Washington DC now for the Agile2007 conference all this week. I'm presenting tomorrow (Monday) and Thursday, supporting a couple of ongoing research projects all week long, and attending a board meeting Friday and Saturday before flying home. I'm sure there will be plenty of reunions, dinners, lunches, and a beer or two with old and new friends. I'll...

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Posted on 08/12/2007 07:41 pm | No Comments
 
“Happy Birthday” in Three Languages
Thursday night I was the guest of Anders Risling and Lärke Johns for dinner in their home in Stockholm. Anders wrote the first book in the world on knowledge management— öretagetKunskapsf, ("The Knowhow Company" co-authered with Karl-Erik Sveiby, 1986. Awarded Best Management Book in Sweden 1986). Anders and Lärke are partners in the consulting firm Provins Fem. Eight other partners...

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Posted on 08/11/2007 06:43 pm | No Comments
 
High Performance in Swedish
Today I was teaching Responsibility Redefined to a wonderful group of consultants at the premier Swedish consulting firm Provins Fem. I mentioned "effective" versus "efficient" and one of the consultants stopped me for a quick language check — as they had done all week when I used language they did not understand (such as "hold my feet to the fire"......

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Posted on 08/10/2007 04:06 pm | No Comments
 
Sweden Fast Facts
I learned that Swedish professionals wear eye masks in order to sleep past 3 AM or 4 AM when the sun rises. Most good hotels have black-out curtains. The sun has a way of getting around the black-out curtains in my hotel room. Did I tell you that most Swedes take at least 5 weeks (in a row) of summer...

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Posted on 08/09/2007 11:48 pm | No Comments
 
Swedes Show Love for Chinese Orphans
A group in the Swedish Knowledge Team Leadership training chose to demonstrate their learning  by forming a team that in just a few hours designed, gained Chinese approval for, and launched a plan for a Swedish fund to sponsor surgeries for Chinese orphans. A team of four diverse individuals from different industries and parts of the world (Palaemona Mörner of...

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Posted on 08/09/2007 09:21 am | No Comments
 
Swedes and Responsibility for Teamwork
I just finished teaching Knowledge Team Leadership to a very appreciative audience from Stockholm and Gothenburg. Here's a picture of the class doing a final flip chart review—an exercise where student becomes teacher and reviews all of the material from the course with a partner in about 10 minutes. In this case it was very exciting to watch because I...

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Posted on 08/08/2007 01:03 pm | No Comments
 
Swedish Responsibility and Accountability
I am in the countryside outside of Stockholm at a beautiful conference facility teaching Knowledge Team Leadership. I've discovered two important things about the Swedish people. First, like the Hispanic people with whom I work in Mexico, Swedes do not have distinct words for accountability and responsibility as I use those words in the English language. Secondly, consensus is a...

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Posted on 08/06/2007 02:10 pm | No Comments
 
Visiting Sweden August 2007
We just arranged a private Knowledge Team Leadership seminar in Stockholm for August 6-10 time frame and could be available the week before (July 30-August 3) for other presentations in Europe. We'll be contacting colleagues in Europe who have asked to know when I come that way, but we may not get them all, so hopefully others can read about...

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Posted on 05/02/2007 12:45 pm | No Comments
 
 
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