The Korean War, reincarnation and team learning

April 27th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Performance

Whether this is a sign that the coaching bandwagon has finally ground to a halt I’m not sure, and I know this is resurrecting an old joke, but it does seem as if team learning – like reincarnation – is making a big comeback at the moment. The plane above is the American F-86 Sabre, […]

We’re all learners now

January 28th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

How come, after decades of help from change consultants, people have hardly moved forward in understanding how their organisation sustains and/or develops itself in the midst of a dynamic environment? Could it be that we (as change consultants) are failing to accurately grasp the nature of the contexts in which we attempt to peddle our […]

Quick wins – or sustained change?

January 14th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

Bob Sutton posted this back in December about the hollow language – bullshit, basically – used in business. Top of my queasy list is quick wins and I think it’s the veneer of cheerful plausibility and success without effort that gets my stomach churning. I suppose quick wins aren’t entirely evil – if you are […]

The surprising power of feedback as a conversation

December 16th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Performance

Funny old thing connections – in the past couple of weeks I’ve been part of several conversations with clients that have each identified a new management technique that seems to work in all sorts of situations; whether making a difference to health and safety, improving performance or highlighting potential areas for innovation. This new technique […]

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