What is the First Rule of ‘Organisational Trust Building Club’?

Obviously the answer is… Rule 1. You do not talk about Organisational Trust Building Club.  And, Rule 2. You DO NOT talk about Organisational Trust Building Club. Anyone who remembers the 1999 film, Fight Club, will hopefully understand the reference. If you are wondering what on earth a secret club for bare-chested blokes (having bare knuckle […]

Can You Really Trust Social Media in a Crisis? The Rise of Troll Farms.

Way back in 2008 I read ‘Wikinomics’ by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, and it pretty much changed my life. At the core of Wikinomics was the idea that the large-scale collaboration of people online, was going to change everything we do. The ‘phrase d’jour’, was Web2.0; used a lot at the time to describe […]

A470 Road Trip! 5 Hours of Deep Conversation and Beautiful Scenery.

This is the uniform we wear in Wales when embarking on a pilgrimage along the A470. To quote Wikipedia, ‘the 186 mile long road from Cardiff in the South to Llandudno on the North Coast’. To quote the recent BBC Radio4 programme by Cerys Matthews on the Welsh M1 “the A470 is a Celtic Road and like […]

Self Organised Workgroups – Keystone Cops or Well Oiled Machine?

Recently my kids held a ‘garden party’, which has reversed many of my expectations. The end result has been a much neater garden; some repaired power tools and an enhanced reputation for me as a really cool dad. I’d like to say it was down to my supreme leadership, but actually I had very little […]

Why is good practice such a bad traveller?

A straightforward answer, good practice is a bad traveller, because that’s the way we like it. I’ve sat in a few conferences where there has been quite a lot of ‘hand wringing’ from the stage, about why this is such a difficult pastime. We all know that sharing knowledge and good practice is the right […]