Unlearning

March 24, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Agility, Leadership, Project management 

The well-known Marshmallow Challenge asks teams to construct the tallest tower they can using spaghetti, tape and a string. Young children regularly do better than MBA graduates. Read more

Self-inflicted Chaos

March 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Project management 

The Cynefin framework is a model that expresses five decision-making contexts that we can use to parse how we perceive and hence can respond to different situations. These contexts range from simple through chaotic and beyond to disorder, and the model has been used in defence of flexible or adaptive approaches to solving problems. I think there are situations where we lean on that model too heavily as a defence for lazy and incomplete thinking. Read more

Lenses

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Agility, Leadership, People 

If you like to watch movies, you have probably found that there are movies from certain directors that fit a particular style, giving you a bit of a short cut to decide whether you are likely to enjoy another of their movies. The Wachowski siblings are likely to challenge your view of reality, Alfonso Cuarón is going to take you through some long harrowing scenes without a break, The Coen brothers are going to throw plot twists at you that you could never imagine. They all have their particular lenses through which they see the world. Read more

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