Tag Archives: Experiment

#WorkingOutLoud – Realms and Filters of Innovation

Building out from the work i shared yesterday, this piece starts to consider further aspects of Innovation: ‘Realms’ and ‘Filters’. The outer ring illustrates four Realms: the ‘Known’, the ‘Mistaken’, the ‘Unknown’ and the ‘Unknowable’. The inner ring illustrates three … Continue reading

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Organisations That Experiment

This is very early stage #WorkingOutLoud as i conduct the initial research for the book on ‘Experimenting Organisations’. So early stage that it may barely be worth reading, but i am finding it useful to rapidly iterate the structure of … Continue reading

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10 Questions About Failure (And Whether It’s An Option)

Gene Kranz, Mission Control chief for the Apollo moon landing, was famously attributed the quote ‘failure is not an option’. In reality, he never uttered those words (although he did borrow them for the title of his autobiography). The quote … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Draft Structure

In the early stages of writing, i like to create a more visual map of the book: this is ‘behind the scenes’ really, to help me identify the core narrative, and ensure i do not miss out anything obvious! The … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Frames

This is one of a series of posts as i build out an initial framework for the book on ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this piece i explore the question of ‘where’ we experiment, and introduce the idea of three spaces: … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Experimental Organisation

With ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ and ‘The Humble Leader’ books both in production, my main writing focus now turns to the interviews for ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this work i will be exploring how Organisations learn to change: specifically, how, … Continue reading

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The Experimental Organisation: Your Uncertainty Or Your Foundations?

We could describe our ‘uncertainty’ as the things that we know to be curious about, whilst our foundations are things that we know to be true. When we think about the places our curiosity may carry us, we often look … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean ‘To Experiment’?

This work is part of a series of pieces around ‘The Experimental Organisation’, which together explore the practicalities of how an Organisation can be curious, and unlock learning at scale. Or indeed, to see if such a thing is even … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘ The Experimental Organisation’

An ‘experiment’ is a structured approach to finding something out: or not. An ‘experiment’ may also describe how we just blunder in and try something. We pick it up and experiment with it. Like teenagers smoking behind the bike sheds. … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’

This month i have started interviews for a new project, a book of case studies exploring innovative Organisational approaches to unlocking potential and driving change. It’s intended to share a range of practical examples of how diverse global Organisations are … Continue reading

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