LeadershipNow 140: September 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect by @DanNegroni. Business Book Classic: The Abilene Paradox by @WallyBock. Here are a selection of tweets from September 2016 that you might have missed: Criticism, Boundaries and Useful Feedback by @JesseLynStoner. Nobody Rises To Low Expectations by @tnvora. Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation via @IXchat. The Ambidextrous Leader by Julian Birkinshaw via @LBS. Want to Be a Good Boss?

The #1 Killer of Change

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Senior managers follow, apparently slavishly, structural change, without a clear vision to underpin it. That phenomenon, first described by Jerry B Harvey in his article ‘The Abilene Paradox’, highlighted his views on consensus inertia. I recently had a great catch up with my younger brother and youngest sister over a meal in their favorite local restaurant. Our conversation was free-ranging, covering a multiplicity of subjects.

So, We All Agree?… Really? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

It’s called The Abilene Paradox The Abilene Paradox was introduced by Jerry B. One suddenly suggests that they take a trip to Abilene (which is about fifty miles north), for dinner. When they arrive at the restaurant in Abilene, they order and eat a very mediocre meal after which they pile into the car again for the long and hot trip home. You make a really great point about managing agreement being as important as managing disagreement.