The remarkable world of touch

For a year or so now I've been playing with the role of tactility in consulting processes. Well, that's a good retrospective justification of what I've been doing - what I've actually been doing is creating and playing with different sets of the Priority Cards. Nonetheless, it's become an exercise in understanding the role of … Continue reading The remarkable world of touch

Be more firefighter

We are constantly confronting the need for change in our organisations. Change at an institutional level, at a team level all the way down to the actions and behaviours of individuals. The world around us is mutating, and we need to adapt to accommodate that change. Yet if you ask people why they can't change, … Continue reading Be more firefighter

Play Games (2)

Last week I wrote up one of the games I've been playing with groups, here's the next one... Game - Competing objectives Objective: organisations are often trying to get teams working together more effectively. Yet at the same time those same organisations will set individual and team objectives in such a way that makes effective … Continue reading Play Games (2)

Blindly Following Rules

Every year to accompany the Silicon Beach event, those speaking are asked to contribute to a book that is distributed to all attendees. Here's my contribution... A good friend of mine and I enjoy a heated debate. She’s an accountant with opinions. I’m a gob-shite. We both like a glass or two of red with … Continue reading Blindly Following Rules

18. Book Reset: days like these

Father's Day. A nice cycle ride by the Thames for breakfast near Hampton Court. A cycle back though a hot and sticky Bushy Park. A brief stop and then to swimming lessons for the eldest. Back for lunch, and then an afternoon of clearing the temporary kitchen to reconfigure into the new temporary kitchen. Put … Continue reading 18. Book Reset: days like these

17. Book Reset: tangential

Today I'm spending a bit of time reviewing the recording of my interview with Phelim McDermott, one of the founders of the improvisational theatre company Improbable. I was introduced to Phelim by Neil Mullarkey, one of my earlier interviewees. I like the chain reaction nature of discovering people to talk to. Early on in the … Continue reading 17. Book Reset: tangential

15. Book Reset – the destinations

If this book is to be a travelogue, then the people I'm going to talk to are a series of destinations. Here's what the map looks like... The improvisers David Schneider - the comedian, writer, director and social media agency founder Neil Mullarkey - one of the founders of the Comedy Store Players Phelim McDermott … Continue reading 15. Book Reset – the destinations