#TSisTM and the wonky dog nod…

I’m part way through explaining why, in complex systems, the story is the measure. I first told a story to set the concept into context and introduced a metaphor to stimulate some thinking about what could be learned from it. The Heisenberg Hug was my metaphor for the reality of measurement in most organisations. No... Continue Reading →

#TSisTM and the Heisenberg Hug

Still in reflective mood, a pattern seems to be emerging within my writing therapy. You'll have to take my word for it, as I've only shared a very small proportion of my recent ramblings. I typically employ a free writing technique to stimulate the prescience necessary to rant meaningfully about something crap - like the... Continue Reading →

Inconvenientis and the Rise of the Shiny

I love this cartoon! It so clearly articulates what I consider to be one of the most virulent barriers to transforming organisations. This disease seems to have taken hold in many industries, but disconcertingly over the years, I've spotted some of the symptoms glistening across the sweaty brow of Healthcare. Having invented the concept of... Continue Reading →

Maslow’s Island

I'm starting to publicise my personal campaign to kill that Bloody Pyramid. You know the one, it's ubiquitous in management text books and nestled into just about every slide deck of every pedlar of coffee-shop psychology. I'm loathed to even show it on my own blog, but I suppose I have to, albeit with a... Continue Reading →

The Mystical Acronomicon

I recently tweeted out this image and it got some attention, so I went off trying to remember why I had created it. Several lovely clicks and reminiscences later, I found one of my typical curmudgeonly responses to a name drop, in a stimulating blog by @whatsthepont from a couple of years ago. So I... Continue Reading →

Fads, Acronyms & Healthcare Improvement

For many years the advocated strategy for improvement across Healthcare has been based on tools created in the early part of the twentieth century. Originally aimed at reducing defects in manufacturing, these tools typically advocate the use of simplistic recipes like Plan Do Study Act, dressed up in various acronyms. I'm not against acronyms and... Continue Reading →

Representation – No 5 Delight & R100%

The Picture Watch this space for installations on what is: An Allegory of Prudence, Titian c.1566. The image presented above is a digital reproduction of a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Tiziano Vecellio, more commonly known as Titian. The original painting is entitled An Allegory of Prudence and is one of 17 works by... Continue Reading →

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