Tag Archives: Change

The Rules of Beach Volleyball: agile teams and engagement

A whole weekend with friends: picnic lunches and BBQ evenings. On Saturday afternoon we head to the beach for some Volleyball. A little bit of running around, to find some sticks to mark the ‘net’ and to scrape a rectangular … Continue reading

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The Co-Creation of Stories: Handle With Care

Life has become something of a blur: from New York to London, briefly home, then back to Austin, London and now on the train home. Two weeks on the road: homeless but not away from my community. In my purely … Continue reading

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Stories of Change

Talking about change today: how organisations build shared purpose and effect change. But who owns the story? If the change story is owned by the organisation, it can be formal, yet ineffective: it’s often abstract, overly directive and not immediately … Continue reading

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Castles in the Sky

I visited Corfe Castle over the weekend. It’s one of the most iconic landmarks we have: perched on a rocky outcrop, with commanding views of the landscape all round, it proved truly impenetrable during the Civil War, where it was … Continue reading

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Anchored in the Past, or Invested in the Future?

People resist change for good reason: change is uncertain, change is threatening and, when push comes to shove, we’re invested in the present. Once we nest into a role, we build our empires: our physical spaces, our habits and routines, … Continue reading

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Change or Churn?

As organisations try to change, they start with intent and move to action: it’s a process rather like throwing the engine into reverse on an oil tanker. You get a lot of churn. The water is thrashed into life: there’s … Continue reading

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Layers of Storytelling

I’ve spent two days working with different organisations around Jersey, exploring how they can get fit for the Social Age: there are common themes. The need for agility, the need to transform culture, the need to drive change. But change … Continue reading

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