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Living at the porous edge…

Today was a very stimulating day in the company of great thinkers – the Future of Work consortium is certainly at the front end of futures thinking. I ended the day thinking about boundary spanning leadership and was reflecting on the inspiring work being done by colleagues at the Center for Creative Leadership – Christ Ernst and Steadman Harrison. Often times I find myself further out than even the ‘edge… Read More »Living at the porous edge…

Collaboration: the means to an end, or ?

Is collaboration a means to an end, or a legitimate end in itself? I guess that depends on context, on the desired end (or outcome), and the importance of meaningful work and our fundamental, human, relational existence… Just thinking…

Trust on credit?

With Lynda Gratton’s Future of Work research consortium today exploring complex collaboration and it sounds as though my thinking on trust – my concepts of ‘trust on credit’, ‘vicarious trust’, and ‘earning your trust stripes’ – thinking which has been ‘marinading in my mind’ for the last year or so, could be finding its legs. Maybe it’s time to dust off the PhD / DBA plans? I look forward to… Read More »Trust on credit?


Sitting in Singapore Chiangi airport listening to the piped muzak yet again (lost count how many times this year already) I got thinking about my strategy to beat jetlag… It’s a strategy that’s mostly worked to date but is essentially a triumph of mind over matter. Much the same way as one overcomes weariness in everyday life. So for those of you unable to purchase over the counter remedies, here’s… Read More »Jetlagged?

Ben Emmens