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How to Resist Temptations

Professor Deborah MacInnis, a professor and Vice Dean for Research and Strategy at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, has done some fascinating research that may have significant applications for management.She and a colleague teste...

My Jazz Revelation

I really hated modern jazz. There is no melody––or at least that is what I thought––just a diarrhea of sound that gave me a headache.Well, as God would want it, my 17-year-old son is a fanatical aficionado of jazz. He plays the saxophone and studies jazz at a boarding school t...

Respect and Trust

by Kjetil Sandermoen1. OverviewThe fundamental Adizes characteristics, Respect and Trust, have dimensions beyond their linear meaning. As a minimum, two avenues for each exist; they are feelings and behaviors. Thus, at least four possible options for interpreting the meaning o...

What is a Vacation?

My wife and I took a vacation this week. We went to visit a friend of mine and his wife who have a chalet in Chamonix, France. From my window I can see the MontBlanc.It occurred to me that the last––and only––vacation I have ever had was more than fifty years ago, in 1957, whe...

Travel Report: Bioenergy Therapy in Slovenia and a Visit to Poland, June 2011

I have taken a four-day course how to do bioenergy therapy and followed it with three days of taking the therapy myself.Why did I do it? It was quite an investment for me to dedicate more than ten days to it and I am going back there to take step two training now.It started wi...

Travel Report: May 2011

The month started in Auschwitz, Poland. On Monday, May 2nd, this year’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), I was at Auschwitz to watch my very good friend Branko Lustig (who won an Oscar in 1993 for co-producing Schindler’s List) celebrating his bar mitzvah.Branko is 78....

The Relation of Love and Change

Why do love and pain go together (or, as a Serb song says: “Zar bez suza ima ljubavi”: “Can there be love without tears?”)Here is a commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan (the founder of Western Sufism, who lived from 1882 to 1927):“The effect of love is pain. The love that has no p...

The Problem Solving Cycle: What Could Go Wrong?

In order to solve a problem we must first be aware that there is a problem.In order to be aware one has to define what is it that one should be aware of.A problem is a result or /and a process that is unexpected and /or undesirable.There are many examples to manifest the above...

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Is collaboration and cooperation the same thing? Are they synonymous words?I believe they are different, and that the differences can be seen by looking at the Adizes map of managing change. (1)What is “collaboration”?Collaboration is what a complementary team does: It works t...

Insights from Passover Night

An allegory of slaveryWhy did the Hebrews wander in the desert for forty years, looking for the Promised Land? Could not God, the all-powerful, the One Who knows it all, have shown them the way and gotten them there sooner?The story of the Exodus can be seen as an allegory, wh...