Washington DC – courses coming up in September 2014

Washington DC – courses coming up in September 2014

Early bird discount's finished, but there's still time to book on the upcoming Washington DC Cognitive Edge courses – which would be highly recommended even if I weren't teaching with Michael Cheveldave. (I won't be there for the Narrative day on 2nd October, though – I'll have gone to Ottawa by then to work with […]

Policy-making, government and Cynefin – a new 2-day course

Policy-making, government and Cynefin – a new 2-day course

There's a new course coming up – one relevant for anyone interested in public organisations, government and policy-making in uncertain times.  Luckily, I'm getting to support the course – I'll be getting to co-teach with Thomas Townsend in Ottawa in early October. The course will be running at HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street, 6th Floor […]

Using SenseMaker® – emotional intensity

Using SenseMaker® – emotional intensity

If that isn’t you, skip this one – nothing to see here… When I’m building SenseMaker® frameworks, there’s one multiple choice question that I almost always include – and when it’s not finally included, it’s because despite deploying my best persuasive powers the client doesn’t see the need. The question is: When at the start of a SenseMaker® project, it looks like an unnecessary complication – but when analysing

Looking past what survived to what fell

Looking past what survived to what fell

In among the various podcasts I listen to is You Are Not So Smart – an educating and entertaining podcast much of the time. I caught the latest episode when I was travelling and it's highly pertinent to a couple of projects I'm working on at the moment – it was titled Survivorship Bias.  From […]

Last chance for Toronto courses

Last chance for Toronto courses

This time next week I'll be heading for Toronto, where Michael Cheveldave will be starting the first Toronto course.  Details are here – Toronto – 4 courses in May 2014 Last chance to book – there are still a handful of places available for each day.  (Although fewer for the narrative day, so be quick) […]

Toronto – 4 courses in May 2014

Toronto – 4 courses in May 2014

The excellent Cognitive Edge courses are running again soon – I'm due to be teaching with Michael in Toronto in May – details are here. (The venue isn't confirmed yet, but that's a decision depending on how many people we get turning, so go ahead and book quickly!) There are four courses on offer, and […]

Your answer or your action?

Your answer or your action?

A quick one this – I've just spotted Seth Godin's two-line blogpost today: You can listen to what people say, sure.But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do. I like some of Seth's material – he's calmed down since the fervour of the early 00s and he doesn't pretend […]