Entries by Hjh

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What do we mean by savvy?

What do we mean by savvy? Why have we used this term? And what do we mean by brain savvy, systems savvy, change savvy? Synonyms for savvy include … shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight, understanding, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, knowledge, sagacity, sageness For us, ‘savvy’ reflects the […]

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Leaders and Organisations of the Future

Organisations and leaders of the future know that they need to get their, and other people’s, brains in the game. Advances in neuroscience are changing the landscape of leadership development and change management. Through neuroscience, we are now gaining insights into how people respond to stress, learn and remember, manage emotions and behave in the […]


Banning IT Projects

Back in 2012, I attended an IT Governance seminar where Jane Treadwell, former CIO for the Government of Victoria (in Australia) started her presentation with three key assertions: There are no IT projects – there are only business projects There is no IT versus business – IT is part of the business IT Governance by […]

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Enterprises as system

This article on enterprises as a system is part of a series that seeks to make Enterprise Architecture ‘plain and simple’. In exploring what is encompassed within the description of an architecture, the conceptual framework provided by ISO 42010 – Architecture Description is referenced which includes: • An architecture description expresses an architecture • A […]

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Willing Change

I thought I would share with you a topic of conversation that stimulated some vigorous discussions at a recent change workshop.  It was about language and the important role that it plays.  Not only during change events, but also more generally when considering everyday situations linked with performance and culture.  In particular, we discussed the […]

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Performance Management

Performance Management – threat state to the brain Neuroscience-Based Leadership and Culture Change Coach | Building Resilience in People, Teams and Organisations There has been quite a lot published recently about performance management and in particular about removing performance ratings. At its core, managing performance is about ensuring that both employers and employees match how […]

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Enterprise Architecture

What is enterprise architecture? It is a description of the architecture of an enterprise, either its current architecture, a transition architecture, or its intended architecture. It is really that plain and simple. What is enterprise architecture about? It is about enhancing the designing and the design of enterprises to realise greater integration and wholeness. Questions […]