January 29, 2011
kun-ev’in - easy to overlook
It’s easy to forget, when you’ve been through an accreditation course and done some exercises here and there and are […]
January 27, 2011
Democracy - an endpoint, not a starting point
Always a risk, blogging on something you’re reading about when you haven’t finished the book yet. The author may return […]
January 26, 2011
Idealised futures can be dangerous
One of the elements, of course, from The Future, Backwards that contrasts with standard visioning – it’s not about some […]
January 26, 2011
Selling SenseMaker to the Mulla Nasrudin
Feeling slightly sheepish today – two discussions yesterday with people about the potential of SenseMaker. One great conversation that lead […]
January 25, 2011
As Sure As I Am
Clients are often more experienced in dealing with standard management consultants – who tend to have answers, predictable results (and […]
January 24, 2011
A merger backwards is easy, the Future not so much
In the past few months, I’ve been advising a merger between two organisations happening near me. You can catch up […]
January 23, 2011
Of castles, spirits, pigs and young girls
A diversion into popular culture today – but one with a different take on storytelling than the usual. In the […]
January 20, 2011
Revisiting a SenseMaker project boosts confidence
I’ve spent the first part of this week (and the first few days of my guest-blogging – which I’d not […]
February 9, 2010
Experiment on your friends
My first two Future Backwards facilitations were done small scale, for friends and for free. They gave me the confidence […]
February 8, 2010
Avoiding client rejection later, annoy them now…
One pattern we saw in early SenseMaker projects was challenge and (on occasion) rejection of results by the end client. […]
February 6, 2010
Toothache, Faceache and adaptation
Having spent a couple of hours in the dentist’s chair this morning, I feel like Faceache (from Buster, one of […]
February 4, 2010
Ah-ha moments
The past week has been a major mix of approaches, headsets and sectors. I’ve run a masterclass on Internal Communications, […]
February 1, 2010
A practitioner’s viewpoint
It’s a little daunting to step up to take the microphone following on from Russell. I am, of necessity, going […]