How can responsible citizens and democratic societies assess objectively the performance of their leadership and respond accordingly? How can we achieve sustainable competitive advantage in leadership supply? What if we had a magic wand to mass produce best-in-class leaders? If successful, what impact would this have on our organizations and communities? This post uses analogy and inferences from the field of physics to provide practical insights into the the nature of the social phenomenon of leadership and its psychological dynamics
Unlocking the full market potential is somewhat analogous to opening a door lock. For the market’s door to wide open, the key’s ridges (all the…
This article presents an analysis of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) of a conflict that took place 3000 years ago in Jerusalem during the reign of King David. The sheep of a sleeping shepherd strayed overnight into the land of a farmer (the plaintiff) and devoured its entire harvest. Taking an eye-for-an-eye approach and since the value of the herd turned to be equal to that of the lost harvest, King David ordered that the farmer takes possession of the herd in return. Displaying a finer understanding of the nuances of the incident and taking a broader socioeconomic perspective, Solomon proposed the integration of the productive assets of the disputing parties into a time-bound, purpose-specific enterprise with the ultimate aim of restoring and expanding the socioeconomic well-being of the both parties and society at large.
The purpose of this article is to present the “Water Cannon” model of creative thinking, examine its distinctive features and extract insights that under-resourced societies and businesses can benefit from as they wrestle to overcome disproportionate challenges.