Fragments of Impact – an update

Fragments of Impact – an update

Back in June 2015, we began the Fragments of Impact programme, partnering with UNDP, to explore how to use SenseMaker® in monitoring and evaluation. This week we’re back in Istanbul, with all the various participants to teach and explore the data and what to do next – in terms of interventions, in terms of monitoring […]

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

It's been an "interesting" few weeks at breakneck pace, so I'm a bit behind in putting things up.  So, catching up bit by bit – here are the slides from the ESRC Learning From Incidents seminar at Southampton University on 15th October, along with some reflections from the morning. Download 002 Learning from Incidents – […]

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 […]

IQPC slides June 2014

IQPC slides June 2014

Closing on a great week – four day-long courses with Dave Snowden and a stimulating bunch of people in Paddington, some fascinating side meetings, while projects went to field in the background.  And yesterday afternoon back for the third year to speak to the IQPC conference.  I promised I'd make my slides available from that: […]

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 […]