Effortless Beauty

It turns out that what drives us is not that much different from what drives every other organism on the planet – and probably beyond. We crave connection to others – to be part of a group, at the same time as we crave autonomy – the freedom to make our own decisions. Resolving thisContinue reading “Effortless Beauty”

Can’t go round it…….

We are always on the edge of something. There’s the safe edge, and then there’s the scary edge. Like a black hole, threatening to suck us into that which we don’t understand and don’t control. I’ve found that much of the time, I’ve been aware of the difference and can choose whether to go, orContinue reading “Can’t go round it…….”

Possibility

Are we seeing a return to craft? Where do we go when we understand volume and scale are losing their lustre, and when the mantra of constant growth becomes recognised for the absurdity it has always been? When we can make or replicate almost anything, anywhere, and replace even the most complicated routine professional skillsContinue reading “Possibility”

I, They, We.

I’m staggered and hugely uplifted by both the resourcefulness and the generosity of some, often small businesses at this time and equally distressed by the attitude is some whose sense of entitlement sets them apart. The “I” crowd Those who think “they” should be sorting this out. Those who criticise the inevitable gaps appearing inContinue reading “I, They, We.”

Who’s got your rope?

Most of us find ourselves in something of a hole right now. The depth may vary, but whatever that may be, we want to get out. At times like this, we need somebody to throw us a rope, but because there’s a temptation to accept any rope that comes our way, we need to takeContinue reading “Who’s got your rope?”

Honesty is not a Policy

What is happening right now is shining a huge spotlight on dishonest statements. “Our people are our most important asset” “We are totally dedicated to customer satisfaction” “Beside you all the way” Corporates who owe primary loyalty to shareholders can never make these sort of statements with any honesty. They owe their existence and primeContinue reading “Honesty is not a Policy”

A Matter of Horizons

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.“Oh, you’re sureContinue reading “A Matter of Horizons”

You are enough. Start.

The more complex things become, the shorter our forecasting horizon becomes.  Apparently, even the best, the “super forecasters” ability fails as they approach a year. Most of us can’t get much beyond three months. Those who work on one of the most complex systems of all – the weather, can’t get much beyond a coupleContinue reading “You are enough. Start.”

When the office melts

For most of us, the “office” has been the centre of power. It’s been where  the politics and power plays mingle with the tasks at had and business models to create the complexity in which we work. We’ve become accustomed to it to the point where it just is. Present, but largely invisible. I’m wonderingContinue reading “When the office melts”