Weeknote 426 – playful feedback

This week I have learned: to experiment with the other end of the consulting process and play. the perilous state that government organisations are being placed in by the nonsense that is Brexit that I will now protest that probably the "just one more" is usually a silly idea that good things come when you … Continue reading Weeknote 426 – playful feedback

The Word Cloud Game

It's been a week of interviewing as part of research with a client. And for the first time I've been using Otter.ai to record the conversations. We've been playing around with Otter for a while to do transcriptions and help with editing on WB-40, but this is the first time I've used it to help with … Continue reading The Word Cloud Game

Weeknote 425: meeting new clients

This week I have learned: the mild fear of beginning a new engagement with a client is quickly dissipated when you actually get to meet the people. I get to meet some great people in my work. I get to meet some wonderful people in this work. Ipswich can be very windy. the answer to … Continue reading Weeknote 425: meeting new clients

Weeknote 424: Sole Trader

This week I have learned: I might need to incorporate because corporates are incapable of dealing with anything but companies, even though companies were supposed to be legally equivalent to people. The costs incurred will be passed on to my future clients if I do go down that route. That flowchart will follow me to … Continue reading Weeknote 424: Sole Trader

Physical to digital

I'm running a session this afternoon with my CxO priority cards. It's online. So I have had to improvise... What should end up on screen should look like this: To achieve that my office currently looks like this: Starting on the left-hand side and going clockwise... Nikon D5600 sitting on an old Velbon tripod attached by … Continue reading Physical to digital

Why interactions won’t scale.

Look at the picture above. There are about 150 or so people in a room. But notice how they are interacting. There are many small groups, and a few loners. It's not 150 people in a room interacting, it's a series of groups of people who happen to be in the same room. (The room, … Continue reading Why interactions won’t scale.

Transactions, Interactions, and Teams

I wrote recently about the differences between interactions and transactions, and the trouble with scaling interactions. Yesterday I was chatting with a client in reflection on experiences that they have had recently in helping people to adopt Microsoft Teams, and it seemed to bear out an assumption I've had for a while that products like … Continue reading Transactions, Interactions, and Teams

Weeknote 423: playing/pitching

This week I have learned: there is something in the Podcast Powered Projects thing. We have a client. go in on spec, play card games, gain new client (probably). One of the most enjoyable 2 hours of my working life. sometimes it's basically a hard deadline you need to think laterally (and to pull one's … Continue reading Weeknote 423: playing/pitching

Transactions v Interactions

I need to pay more attention. I can't remember who it was who introduced me to this concept. It might have been Mark Earls. It might have been Andy Law. The concept has stuck with me, the originator has been blurred in my mind. I'll blame autocorrect. The concept goes a little like this. Think of … Continue reading Transactions v Interactions

Weeknote 422: colouring outside the lines

This week I have learned: leading a horse to water might be harder than the proverb suggests. building relationships to work in partnership for clients is so central to what I do. Podcast Powered Projects are go! (more to follow) It's nice being on the other side of the podcast mic once in a while. … Continue reading Weeknote 422: colouring outside the lines