Tag Archives: Leadership

The Post Hoc Rationalisation Fallacy

I suspect it’s true that many organisations are highly successful almost despite everything that they do in the formal space to make themselves so. They are successful not because of hierarchy, rules, systems, or control, but rather because they are … Continue reading

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Aggregated Cultural Failure

This sketch is imperfect, but i’m trying to find a way to represent the aggregated effects of culture: how is it that cultures fail, when the individuals within them cannot all desire that failed outcome. It’s an exploration of the … Continue reading

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Commuter Communities

I spend a lot of time on trains. As transport goes, trains are my favourite: mountainous Swiss railways, trundling and erratic rural English ones, the wonderful grandeur and quaintly outdated American system, they all give you both function and aesthetic: … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Experimentation in ‘The Trust Sketchbook’

I thought i’d share another illustration from The Trust Sketchbook today: this one looking at the role of ‘trust’ in experimentation, and hence the ability of an organisation to become Socially Dynamic. I completed six pages today, so good progress … Continue reading

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The Next Step

The gap between ‘safety’, and ‘risk’ is quite small, although different for every person to comprehend. I was driven back to this thought time and again this week, across a number of different conversations that relate to ‘The Fear’ that … Continue reading

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The Innovation Trap

Everyone wants it, but it remains elusive to most. Organisations invest vast amounts of money in facilities, people, programmes, and process, and yet fail to capture it’s essence, whilst in a garage a group of students demonstrate it, and raise … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Projection and Flow of Trust

Some more early stage #WorkingOutLoud around the Landscape of Trust today. I’ve been thinking about culture, and the influence of trust within this: does high trust hold a culture static, or make it dynamic? Recently i shared some early work … Continue reading

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