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"It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order." Dimitri Mendeleev, 1901 THE URGENT NEED FOR SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN ORGANISATIONS  An HR department is like an appendix.  Nobody knows why it is there.  Organisations are in bi...

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"We live in a real world of science and technology, but in our organisations we live in an imaginary world of witchcraft." John Raddall IT'S TIME TO INJECT INTELLIGENT THINKING AND ACTION... Let's examine some facts.   Approximately 400 Billion dollars are spent annually on leadership development.  Research shows that this is largely...

"There is no point in confusing everyone with imaginary and hypothetical purpose statements that are oxymoronic, unless the purpose is to confuse." John Raddall Understanding purpose in the real world of rivers, trees and lions. Stafford Beer was a pioneer of systems thinking and management cybernetics.  A maverick and a revolutionar...

"It was around three o'clock in the morning when the final results of my calculations were before me.  I felt profoundly shaken.  I was so agitated that I could not sleep.  I left the house and began walking slowly in the dark.  I climbed on a rock overlooking the sea at the tip of the island, and waited for the sun to...

"Hierarchical systems evolve from the bottom up.  The purpose of the upper layers of the hierarchy is to serve the purposes of the lower layers."   Donella H Meadows THE IMMINENT DANGER OF LEADERSHIP WHACKADOODLE!  Our understanding of organisations is in desperate need of an upgrade. Social media, journals, HR departments and academ...

Watch the video.... Now, take a moment.... What exactly did you feel? Excitement? Energy? Fear? Frozen? Quickening of your pulse? How did this happen? You know it is a movie with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. How can it possibly make you feel anything? But I bet it did make you feel something. An answer lies in a ne...

"The world is awash with endless prose of 'good' leadership, projected infinitely onto Plato's cave wall.  And about as useful." by John Raddall LEADERSHIP ON THE CAVE WALL - OUR SHADOWY CRISIS The current pandemic has magnified the weaknesses in our traditional approach to leadership and team development.  Organisations are fai...

"Each organisation is but a story, an imaginary fantasy that exists only in the minds of men.  And like Schrodinger's cat, it may be either dead or alive." by John Raddall Every organisation has its own Probability Wave Function, the product of every individual leader's probability wave.  (See my last blog post, 'Discovering you...

"Human behaviour is dependent in every instance on two things.  Potential energy and probability.  And if you know these two you will have a distinct competitive advantage." by John Raddall Humans are complex and often unpredictable creatures.  No wonder organisations are trying to eliminate them through technolog...

"Scientific thinking methods generated revenues forty times higher than the group not trained in scientific methods." by Adam Grant Download the PDF article below.  Authors John Raddall and Michelle Hoffman Download PDF File Here

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