Weeknote 556 – eventing

This week I have learned: the joy of being able to run sessions with cards in personthat the podcast is good fun on the road, but never trust another sound guythe unforeseen consequences of psychological safetythat I'll be panelling with the best of them in Manchester the week after nextthat 30 years after helping to … Continue reading Weeknote 556 – eventing

Future office

Right at the beginning of the recent article I posted about experiences of going back into an office recently I noted that there are many people for whom an office is a regular need, not a occasional diversion. I'm in the hugely privileged position to have space enough to work from home comfortably and productively. … Continue reading Future office

PlayCards Field notes: more games to play

Earlier in the week I got the chance to play with the PlayCards with a group of two-dozen technology leaders at this autumn’s IT Directors’ Forum. Whilst I’ve run a few games now online using virtual versions of the cards in Miro, this was the first time I was able to try out physical versions … Continue reading PlayCards Field notes: more games to play

Weeknote 555: viral repetition

This week I have learned: that that darn flowchart is back again (I love it really).many things about going into the office.that finding common ground is a way to change people's minds.that the podcast might be doing a retreat next year.that it's definitely autumn.that my ageing eyesight isn't so bad that I need bifocals. Yet.that … Continue reading Weeknote 555: viral repetition

Weeknote 554: departures

This week I have learned: Leadership is not about being superhuman. It's actually about being human.Curveballs get thrown.Certain professions seem geared to over promise and under-deliver.Customer service without a sales motive might just be a cargo cult.Anyone who is certain about what's going on is probably a charlatan...... but of course we flock to them.The … Continue reading Weeknote 554: departures

The Semiotics of Software

"We need new systems. The old ones don't work. They're all fragmented and siloed. We need to work better together. We need to break the silos." That's a made up quote, but a recounting of a story that I have heard in many different organisations over many years now. And increasingly it feels like it's … Continue reading The Semiotics of Software

Weeknote 553: hierarchy

This week I have learned: to reflect on how hierarchy impacts on the way in which I think about things.that a quick response in the first instance doesn't help if then nothing happens.that Podcast Powered Projects are a thing again.the importance and significance of pronouns... I and my versus We and Our in particular.that there … Continue reading Weeknote 553: hierarchy

Weeknote 552: multiple precipices

This week I have learned: What it’s like to have the hope of a solution taken away at the eleventh hour.that challenges in the provision of healthcare are challenges in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency collaboration.how in times of stress people revert to type.that the League Cup doesn’t mean anything anyway.that the anthropological viewpoint might be a … Continue reading Weeknote 552: multiple precipices