Thinkers50 Podcast: Reynolds & Lewis

In this podcast brought to you in partnership with the Brightline Initiative, Stuart Crainer interviews Alison Reynolds and David Lewis about the Qi Effect.

What is the Qi effect? In our organizations, we design and implement processes, procedures and rules to control events and produce our desired outcomes. The problem is events are not as predictable as they seem to be, so we create new rules to deal with those problems. It creates a bureaucratic nightmare.

The antidote? Qi. Qi (pronounced chee) stands for Quality Interaction and is a new way of thinking about strategy execution. At the heart of understanding Qi is understanding what it means to be a person in relation with others.

Listen to the podcast below:

Alison Reynolds is a member of faculty at Ashridge Business School where she works with executive groups in the field of leadership, strategy execution and organization development. David Lewis is the Director of London Business School’s flagship Senior Executive Programme and the School’s Executing Strategy for Results programme. Learn more about them here.

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