Tuesday, February 10, 2015
As we advance deeper into the networked knowledge society, we start to realise that our managerial and
governance systems and our thinking are stuck in the industrial era. It is time for reinventing management.
Offering understanding of the management issues that arise when ‘continuous creative business development’
has to be a core competency of the organisation, recognizing the difficulties in the simultaneous orchestration
of the existing (transaction) and the innovative (transformation) activities in the field of product and/or market
and/or primary process. Dr. Liliya Terzieva completed her promotion on the competitive advantages of leisure
and tourism organizations and has been busy with the organizational development issues within the new
managerial paradigm for the last 7 years. She will ‘host’ the evening: introducing the books , presenting the
students and empowering the interactive discussion with the participants at the end of the session.
Dates and venue
> 3 early evening sessions
(17.30 - 19.30)
> Breda, Archimedesstraat 17
(parking available and
2’ walk from the station)
> Exact dates:
October 14
December 10
February 10
Conscious Capitalism
Liberating the Heroic spirit
of Business
Effectual Entrepreneurship
by Stuart Read, Saras Sarasvathy,
Leading from the Emerging
Future From ego-system to
See also:
> Language: English
Nick Dew, Robert Wiltbank,
eco-system economies
by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, 2013,
Anne-Valérie Ohlsson , 2010, Routledge.
by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer,
Harvard Business Review.
So what is `effectual entrepreneurship’
2013, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
d 95,- for 1 session
“Conscious Capitalism” promotes a
about? Effectuation is a way of creating
We have entered an age of disruption.
d 195,- for all three sessions
business culture that embodies “trust,
a business that is prepared to
Financial collapse, climate change,
accountability, caring, transparency,
acknowledge irreducible uncertainty:
resource depletion, and a growing
integrity, loyalty and egalitarianism.”
the market cannot be defined;
gap between rich and poor are but
The management ideal of “Conscious
consumers are not aware of their future
a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer
Capitalism” contains four key elements
preferences; new technologies may
and Katrin Kaufer ask, why do we
of “decentralization, empowerment,
emerge; available data are incomplete
collectively create results nobody
innovation and collaboration.” Above
and conflicting. Acknowledging these
wants? Meeting the challenges of
all, this exemplary form of business
constraints means that we can only
this century requires updating our
practice relies on careful attention to
have modest expectations as regards
economic logic and operating system
four tenets: higher purpose and core
the usefulness of market research and
from an obsolete “ego-system”
values, stakeholder integration,
competitive analysis to lead us to new
focused entirely on the well-being of
conscious leadership and conscious
oneself to an eco-system awareness
culture and management.
that emphasizes the well-being of the
> Fee:
d 20,- for each of the three
sessions for students and
alumni of the Master in
‘Seeing the World Anew’
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
‘Seeing the World Anew’
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The hyperconnected society, complexity thinking, design thinking,
today we realize that our conventional thinking falls short in coping with
much of the organizational and societal issues we face today. We need
new thinking and new competencies in order to make our organizations
flourish in today’s society. Professor Diane Nijs recently completed her
promotion on designing for emergence, designing to unleash a culture
of innovation. She will ‘host’ the evening: introducing the books and the
presenting students and finally empower the interactive discussion with
the participants at the end of the session.
Designing conversations – is about creative processes, meaning making, generative dialogue and critical/creative
thinking producing transformation in the context of organizations. In order to design effective interventions, it is
important to prepare the space in order to engage participants, generating a sense of responsibility and commitment. For that some methods and tools can be applied in order to work with individuals, groups and organizations
as a whole. As a professional of the 21st century it is fundamental to develop a “hybrid tool box”, being able to
design a conversation / a creative session, asking powerful questions, taking into account the context and the local
needs of the involved. Celiane Camargo-Borges is the host of this evening. Her work focuses on relational forms of
practices creating a more effective means of collaboration and decision making. She is interested in exploring how
individuals can come together through dialogic relations – cultivating interaction participation and collaboration.
The books presented on this evening bring a flavour of this theme and we will have a change to discuss it further.
Not just seeing organizations as living systems
but also treating them as such.
Nijs, D., Professor Imagineering, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Seeing things differently is urgently needed in today’s exponentially
connected society in business as well as in society. Luckily we are aware
that there is a bunch of new books bringing new insights that help us
liberate organizations from their industrial shackles.
Open Your Mind, our three sessions of 120-minutes briefings from
Imagineering Academy, celebrates these new insights and knowledge
in an inspiring and fun way. Introduced by a professor of NHTV/Imagineering Academy, Master students present three recent books
(each book presented in 20 minutes) to make you see things differently.
Brought in the three phases of a design process: Inspiration, Ideation,
Implementation,annuallywe help you free your mind by presenting you
cutting edge new books related to the specific phases so to empower
you for the interventions you make on a daily basis in your organization
and/or society at large.
From Open Your Mind…
> You get insights from complexity thinking and design thinking
in management;
> You keep up to date with recent books from the perspective of
living systems;
> You …will see the world anew.
The Improvising Society
by Hans Boutellier, 2013,
Eleven International Publishing.
The Improvising Society sheds new
light on the complexity of today’s
society. Feelings of chaos and
confusion are common. There is
discontent among citizens, and
uncertainty and lack of direction
among administrators, managers,
and public officials. It seems as
though no one has a clear perspective
on what is happening to society,
and yet … perhaps we have
overlooked something?
The surprising power of
Liberating Structures
Design Transitions Inspiring Stories
by Keith McCandless and
Henri Lipmanowicz .
Simple Rules to Unleash A Culture of Innovation authored by Keith McCandless
and Henri Lipmanowicz. Smart leaders
know that they would greatly increase
productivity and innovation if only
they could get everyone fully engaged,
as do professors, facilitators and all
changemakers. The challenge is how.
Liberating Structures are novel, practical and no-nonsense methods to help
you accomplish this goal with groups of
any size. Prepare to be surprised by how
simple and easy they are for anyone to
use. This book shows you how with
detailed descriptions for putting them
into practice plus tips on how to get
started and traps to avoid. It takes the
design and facilitation methods experts
use and puts them within reach of
anyone in any organization or initiative,
from the frontline to the C-suite.
Global Viewpoints, 2013, by Joyce Yee,
Emma Jefferies and Lauren Tan,
Bis Publishing.
How Design is Changing, discover
where design practice is today - and
where it will take us in the future.
Design Transitions presents 42 unique
and insightful stories of how design
is changing around the world.
Twelve countries are represented from
the perspectives of three different
communities: design agencies,
organizations embedding design;
and design academics.
A More Beautiful Question:
Collective Genius:
by Warren Berger, 2014,
Bloomsbury. USA.
The book explores the world of
curiosity and explains that questioning
-deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing
ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.
The author outlines a practical Why /
What If / How system of inquiry that
can guide you through the process of
innovative questioning-helping you
find imaginative, powerful answers
to the complex issues of nowadays
by Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau,
Emily Truelove & Kent Lineback, 2014,
Harvard Business Review Press.
Collective Genius is about building
creative cultures and creating a stage
for others to perform upon. Authored
by Linda Hill of Harvard Business
School, former Pixar tech wizard
Greg Brandeau, and two other
leadership experts, they debunk the
myth of the lone creative genius and
give valuable tips for releasing the
combined creativity of organizations.
The Power of Inquiry to Spark
Breakthrough Ideas
The Art and Practice of
Leading Innovation
Moments of Impact:
How to Design Strategic
Conversations That
Accelerate Change
by Simon & Schuster, 2014,
Simon & Schuster.
The book is about strategic conversations that give companies a chance to
examine their business models from
the outside—and, as the authors put it,
to “imagine operating within several
different yet plausible environments.”
Great strategic conversations generate
breakthrough insights by combining
the best ideas of people with different
backgrounds and perspectives.
In this book, you get inspired by design
creative, collaborative problem-solving
sessions that are generative and