Brain walking Retro

A quick set of field notes from a retro we ran this week to talk about an adapted facilitation technique called Brainwalking. This approach is perfect for allowing all involved to have a say on issues without having to talk over one another. Brain walking Brain walking was introduced to me by my wonderful colleague … Continue reading Brain walking Retro

PlayCards – the journey to product ep. 3

It's been a quiet few weeks, but things are now really hotting up on the PlayCards production front. After an interminable delay as a box sat at Stansted Airport waiting to be released from customs (obviously nothing to do with Brexit), I received samples from the printers in Italy that I'm intending to use to … Continue reading PlayCards – the journey to product ep. 3

Weeknote 611: that time of year again

This week I have learned: how closing things down can take some time and effort. It's easy to forget this. that my children's school think setting annual smart objectives is a sensible idea. It's ludicrous that the flawed concept of performance management has leaked into education. A conversation with a teacher about my eldest's high … Continue reading Weeknote 611: that time of year again

See what happens…

Some years ago, in my first exploration of the world of virtual reality, I contrived to introduce a group of senior lawyers into what now is occasionally being called the Metaverse. I'd managed to spend a bit of their money buying an HTC Vive rig, and at their annual partner conference was inviting them to … Continue reading See what happens…

Tracking client relations

Last week I spent a bit of time with some of my Executive colleagues thinking about the way in which we understand and foster relationships with people who work for our clients. Our business, like many in the professional services space, depends on relationships between people. The ways in which we establish, foster and maintain … Continue reading Tracking client relations

Weeknote 610: tourism starts at home

This week I have learned: not to underestimate the "mourning" stage of Tuckman's model. Bringing a team together, helping to allow it to form and norm, and then seeing it blossom is great. But especially in the consulting world you then need to say goodbye, often sooner than might have been expected. that it still … Continue reading Weeknote 610: tourism starts at home

Weeknote 609: learning

This week I have learned: the fun of a new platform. Whilst I'm not bailing yet, it's been a joy to explore Mastodon as initially a Twitter lifeboat, but actually as just a new community. Like visiting a new pub, basically. the inevitability of birthday disappointment. My 50th was marred by the lockdown, and it … Continue reading Weeknote 609: learning

Twitter and technocracy

I've been spending this morning partly trying to set myself up on Mastodon. I'm not necessarily jumping ship from Twitter, but I'm just interested in checking out the potential lifeboats. What the experience has so far instilled in me is a deep respect for the engineering marvel that is modern-day Twitter. To deliver a service … Continue reading Twitter and technocracy