Tag Archives: Disturbance

From Disturbance to Transformation: a change journey

Change is about momentum. We start with disturbance, either from within or imposed from outside (environmental, market or third party). From momentum for change we move to strategy: our best shot at direction. Our intent is then amplified: we raise … Continue reading

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On the ninth day of Christmas Learning: perspective

Sometimes we need a jolt, something to kick us out of our comfort zone and into a new space, a creative space where we explore new ideas, where we are unafraid to make mistakes, where we can learn new things … Continue reading

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Running in the rain: risk and reward in learning

I met up with Lucy last night in London and, as we walked by the Thames, we saw a fountain. I’ve seen them like this before, by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: it’s a large base with squared off sections, the … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo: discovery and disturbance in learning

I went snorkelling for the first time in Malaysia, off one of the southern islands, Sibu. I’m not a strong swimmer, so the thought of going out of my depth made me nervous, but the addition of a lifejacket dispelled … Continue reading

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A day for adventures: what we learn from testing ourselves.

Today is a day for adventures. I’m setting out to sea with two of my friends in the kayaks to circumnavigate the harbour and up the Wareham river. Then back again. Ok, so it’s not the Amazon that we’re navigating, … Continue reading

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Sticking your head above the parapet: why studying the mediocre will only deliver mediocrity.

I was jolted into action this morning by Kayla Cruz, talking on her blog about mediocrity or, more specifically, why we should study the superb if we want to avoid it. Cruz is one of those rare writers who manages … Continue reading

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Taking bold steps: how we have to create disturbance to change behaviour

You can’t change behaviours without creating disturbance. If people are happy with how they do things now, they are unlikely to change. Part of training is the process of disturbing them from their current perspective and helping them to chart … Continue reading

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