Where Do We Start When So-Much-Is-Happening-All-At-Once?
Companies have been punched in the mouth, and whether they had or did not have a plan, it’s time for a new one. And not just a plan to deal with this or other viruses, but a completely reconsidered society. Stowe Boyd We exist at a time that has competing, intersecting, and sometimes conflicting crises.… Read more
If A Third Of What We Do Is Waste – Why Can’t We See It?
How do we create an environment where saying something is a waste of time is a good thing? Andy Tabberer There’s a fairly repeatable pattern in the behaviour of CEOs when they near retirement or leave the workforce entirely. They will often become more outspoken about the failings of the system they were part of.… Read more
The Growing Immunity To ‘Change Management Bullshit’
In an era of competing and conflicting crises few things are certain. One thing we can count on though is our organisational ability to cope with change is going to be stretched to breaking point. This is concerning as our track record in delivering change in a more stable past has often been less than… Read more
The Problem With Chasing Zeroes
Stowe Boyd posed a very good question in response to my recent piece on colliding crises. “What if crises are not of the sort that can be attacked and surmounted in a ‘short period of time’? The US housing crisis (and UK) is likely to require decades of focused effort to overcome. In the business context, how… Read more
When Leaders Talk About Innovation, Always Be Sceptical
Declare yourself an innovation company and celebrate creativity, by all means. Then treat your employees to a little seminar in business history that emphasizes real-life time frames and the numbing necessity of trial and error, trial and error, trial and error. Sir Harold Evans In turbulent times beware the leader touting innovation myths. Myths like:… Read more
When Everything Is A Crisis, Nothing Is
Who would win in a fight between the housing crisis in one corner and monkeypox in another? We live in a world that now has competing, intersecting, and sometimes conflicting crises. There are the old standards like the climate crisis, and the health crisis (now inflated to a national emergency by Rishi Sunak). The long… Read more