I've been working with a small group of researchers looking to transform the collection of, well, collective intent. A few years ago I worked with a Physics/Engineering project that was stuck in a rut, an absence of creativity. The unmentionable maths doods on that project ended up working with a Sociology/Linguistics project that mathematically seemed... Continue Reading →
...right at the beginning of this pandemic, I started banging on about the real and present need to start the recovery process and plan for the psychological aftermath.
Whether in the middle of it, or in receipt of the sharp end of it, can you tell the difference between being in conspiracy and being incompetent?
I prefer to comment on a blog, on the blog itself. It helps to convert them from monologue to dialogue: which all bloggers appreciate. On this occasion, however, I have got too much to say and it would distract from the excellent blog on Lean, published by Joy Furnival. A few weeks ago, while Joy... Continue Reading →
I can’t believe it, I’ve gone and done it, but it's @SionCharles fault. He's taunted me for ages to write an article on Leadership. Neither of us are fans of the ideology and have been known over the years to occasionally poke fun at some of the nonsense. I think he was after something suitable... Continue Reading →
Oliver Wendell Holmes (OWH) was a Supreme Court Justice who once said something so profound, that few people at the time, including himself, really understood the depth of the sentiment. There are a few slightly different versions, quoted in various places, but I think this one best captures the sentiment. He also said a few... Continue Reading →
Stop! Just stop it! Now, right now! You know who you all are. I've just about had e-bloody-nough of you lot and your Tinkering with Thinkering. Design Thinking, Leadership Thinking, Coproduction Thinking, Nudge Thinking, Anthropocene Thinking, Humanistic Thinking, Innovation Thinking, Lean Thinking, Complexity Thinking, Ergonomic Thinking, Behavioural Thinking, Creative Thinking, Positive Thinking, Safety Thinking, bloody... Continue Reading →
Right! Normal service is resumed as I charge out of my curmudgeonly corner wielding my philosophical axe. What's for the chop this time: all the soft-arsed fluffy misappropriation of that bloody word Compassion. It's all over the place, used as the apologists suffix of choice tagged onto 'organisational compassion' or 'ecological compassion'. It's used as... Continue Reading →
I've posted and tweeted this stuff before in little fragments, so please excuse a touch of deja vu. This is the first time that all this blather has ended up in the same place, at the same time. For my Healthcare interpretation of the Organisational Goldilocks Zone phenomena, I've got to go back a fair... Continue Reading →
I'm in a reflective mood. It's all part of my preferred writing therapy, to reaffirm that I still have a worthwhile contribution to make. I've written a few factual accounts of what got me all gushy and reflective, but they are not for posting, just yet. What I am posting is a couple of cathartic... Continue Reading →