The Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet

“Silver Bullets could actually be called Silver Boomerangs, because they keep coming back…”.  A lovely observation from Matt Wyatt which doesn’t need much explanation, and I’ll pick it up again later. It was prompted by the previous post, A lesson from the Lone Ranger on Pascale’e Management Fads and Silver Bullet Syndrome, which led to […]

Minimum Viable Transformation: Change should be Small and Imperfect

Speeches you never hear at a Corporate Conference: “….. Our Transformation Programme is going to be small and imperfect. We are going to do many small things that probably won’t work straight away.  However, we will learn lessons from these ‘experiments’ and apply the learning to a better next small thing, making sure we progressively move forward, […]

Duck or Rabbit, the Evidence! (based on perception and bias)

Can you see the Rabbit and the Duck? Try turning the screen through 90 degrees – then back again. Right, fun over, back to the serious stuff. Hands up if you hear this phrase, chanted out at just about every meeting you attend nowadays. It’s a new mantra that started creeping into widespread use about […]

Choice Architecture; how to avoid being a ‘Meeting Lemming’

This post follows the one I wrote about meetings being a virus that use human hosts to reproduce. Paul Taylor rightly questioned; ‘we know meetings are a problem, but why are we unable to do anything about them?’. Ultimately there’s something strange going on with meeting attendance; people cannot, or do not want to, change their […]