Leadership Trainings and Kids’ Birthday Parties

11. February 2021

Fifteen years ago we organised our son’s birthday party. Everything under control, I thought. I had already done a lot of corporate leadership trainings and prepared accordingly! A project plan with milestones, learning objectives, a competition game between yellow, green and black belts, and incentives linked to targets.

The picture says more than 1000 words!

BAD NEWS for BIRTHDAY PARTY MANAGERS: Kids’ birthday parties are often complex, and traditional leadership practices therefore inadequate

BAD NEWS for BUSINESS MANAGERS: same applies for many business challenges especially in international matrix organisations

Context is important! Kudos to Dave Snowden, the developer of the Cynefin framework, who describes with Welsh irony “How to organise a Children’s Party (3 min)” https://lnkd.in/diQrfga

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