January 10, 2012
This above all: to thine own self be true
It is very important to have a clear picture of your starting point, particularly when solving complex problems, but it […]
January 9, 2012
Where are we?
In a recent conversation during the diagnosis stage of a strategy project, I was asked whether I would, “put my […]
January 3, 2012
A turnip seed never grows into a parsnip
For those of us who travel extensively, one of the most valued Christmas gifts is the opportunity to take time […]
December 31, 2011
The Price is Right?
It will be difficult to apply ‘probe-sense-respond’ in business because the environment subconsciously prohibits experimentation. That would be my conclusion […]
December 13, 2011
Dots and patterns: making your competitors colour blind
An alternative title for this piece could have been “Narrative research—a practical introduction.” As stated previously, most of my clients […]
December 12, 2011
The winner is
The winner is Mr Steve Dawkins, and a copy of Obliquity is in the post. Thank you too for all […]
December 9, 2011
Create the demand to participate
I’m not sure if I always get the whole ‘change management’ thing. I have been in full-time employment for over […]
December 9, 2011
…and the winner is?
It seems that this won’t be the last post after all. In the next week or so I will post […]
December 8, 2011
Can using complicated tools to solve a complex problem make you ill?
My initial contact with Cognitive Edge was stimulated by a question; does anyone out there have experience of applying a […]
December 5, 2011
So what. Tell me who has used it, and how I can make it work
I am frequently asked to demonstrate to my commercially-minded, tight-budgeted, hard-nosed, doubting-Thomased clients that there is profitable proof of pragmatic […]
December 2, 2011
Can you handle the truth - Part II
In ‘Can you handle the truth – part I’ I referred to the conceptual importance of feedback loops. In part […]
December 2, 2011
Praise the Lord! We are a musical nation.
In business we spend a considerable amount of time discussing where we are going. Yet when we introduced to other […]
November 29, 2011
From Silence to Screams: Feedback loops in the Simple Domain
I have come to think of the Simple domain as the Enabling domain. However, most of our clients enjoy the […]
November 28, 2011
If you love your business, get involved
I had tired of the grouchiness of the Air Canada staff that welcomes you into their lounge at Pearson Airport, […]