Hugh Connor director of social work in the eastern area of N Ireland said to me a couple of years ago that child protection is a very weak chain. He said the links are broken by two things in particular: poor professional practice and breakdowns in the relationships between the adults who are meant to […]
Belfast is beautiful today. Spring is kicking winter into touch. I went out for a run along the river Lagan at lunchtime. I was thinking about a piece in the HBR which I had been reading this morning about medical diagnostic mistakes due to “poor thinking” and the benefits and risks of what they describe […]
“That was a gorilla I missed…” Have heard a few public sector/third sector leaders in Belfast use this coded phrase this since they were at Dave’s Masterclass on the 15th. Gorillas in many guises. Right under our noses. At least people now know they are there. A really hectic day yesterday. Started in Armagh in […]
Greetings from Belfast. My relationship with Cognitive Edge goes back a while. I used to work in family therapy practice a long time ago mainly using systems approaches. I then moved into organisational development specialising in leadership, strategy and change. As my thinking and work developed systems thinking did not provide me with the conceptual […]
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