Some readers will know that I started my commercial career in the personnel department of an international survey company. I’d come off a difficult period of the best part of a year without a job, the experience of which never really leaves you. The department was then run by a retired army major with […]
A week ago I put up what I thought would be a provocative post on LinkedIn on the subject of psychometric tests. It’s a subject I have addressed before. Once with a slight tongue-in-cheek suggestion that Tom Lehrer’s Poisoning Pigeons in the Park provided a role model in how to treat the cult end […]
The picture on the left was taken on 18th June 2018 when I collected my new bike from the Bike Whisperer in Newbury. Scherrit had previously tuned my Audax and Cyclocross bikes to good effect and as we talked I ended up with him designing a replacement for the Audax. That had been put together […]
Yesterday in, the space between exercises I was chatting with a research nurse about patient record keeping. In the process of that discussion, we started to talk about effective communication about a patient’s condition and she made the point that a simple story can convey a lot of meaning, and that meaning is often lost […]
Yesterday I established the basis for knowledge mapping, namely to ask a meaningful question in a meaningful context. I promised that I would place that into a wider programme which, in the language of our new Hexi approach, is called an assembly. Astute readers may also have spotted a developing theme in both the banner […]
One of my brighter ideas in recent times was the formalisation of the Entangled Trios approach and associated methods. It wasn’t a new idea, the origins trace back to my early work in Knowledge Management and the second major article using the five-domain version of Cynefin: Complex Acts of Knowing. That paper focused on the […]
In tackling the shibboleths of mindset and mental models in my last post as I was at pains to make it clear that I understand and appreciated why the words and associated concepts had come into common use; but it was time to move on given greater understanding and knowledge. I was also concerned with […]
Just under four years ago I wrote a blog post where I compared blaming failure on culture, incorrect mindsets and mental models with Miasma theory during the plague: nice idea, bad science, some good impact but mostly avoiding the real issue. It was one of a series of posts on attempting to shift from Agile (as […]
As you will probably gather from the images there is mapping theme to this post. I’ve been talking about the need to manage in the shadow and suggesting that shining the light on things too early can destroy them, not paying attention early enough can result in disaster. Now its important to understand that those […]
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