They didn’t arrive at the perfect design on day one

Learning in unlikely places (part 2)

Published on December 18, 2019

Following on from ‘Learning in unlikely places‘, I recently watched “Le Mans ’66”. The film is about the Ford motor company’s campaign…

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autumns seem that season of beginning, spring – Truman Capote

Learning in unlikely places

Published on November 25, 2019

What I love about the work that I do is that it keeps me thinking, even when I’m not working. Reading Wilding by Isabella Tree recently…

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patience and perseverence have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish – john quincy adams

Millions of obstacles: on taking challenges one by one

Published on October 21, 2019

…One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn’t keep on, you’ll find ‘em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of ‘em. But if you want to do something, you do it anyway, and handle the obstacles as they come. Benny Goodman to Glenn Miller

Part of the work of managing change effectively is…

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resistance can have a purpose

Keeping resistance alive: on the usefulness of opposition

Published on August 2, 2019

Part of successful management of change is often seen as overcoming resistance. This helps to move more quickly to implementation and delivery: the lower the levels of resistance to change, the more successful the management has been.

This can be problematic, however…

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Ploughed but not planted: on working with absences

Published on July 5, 2019

A number of people I’ve spoken with recently have mentioned having a break over the summer. This reminded me of an issue that comes up regularly at this time of year…

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Making the best of what we’ve got

Cutting our cloth: on making a little go a long way

Published on February 22, 2019

Along with uncertainty, lack of resource is often cited as a factor in limiting change…

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