Finding the GSD (the person who gets s@#t done) is gold dust

A brief note from my consulting experience over the last while. It’s an obvious point. But, like many obvious points, it bears some repetition. Much is rightly made of senior stakeholder relationships in consulting phases of projects and in consulting roles. Seeing the landscape map as senior decision makers see it is vital to your … Continue reading Finding the GSD (the person who gets s@#t done) is gold dust

Fear and anxiety or personal growth- which is most motivating for COVID times?

I have been spending a little time amongst content and resources addressing leadership, management and personal development recently. These are not my forte as a specialism but I do have some experience as a manager and as a person. Understandably, there is a lot of material being created and gathered around themes of working in … Continue reading Fear and anxiety or personal growth- which is most motivating for COVID times?

Nuking hotdogs in the Pentagon – a story of incomplete data.

Ground Zero Cafe: the most dangerous eatery in the world? I like this story, even if the truth is opaque. It illuminates something about how easy it is to accept the face value interpretation of observations.  In the central courtyard of the Pentagon there was a hotdog stand. It was a very popular eating spot. … Continue reading Nuking hotdogs in the Pentagon – a story of incomplete data.

Just in Case or Just in Time?

I am trying to avoid speculation about “what happens next?” and “how we adjust to the new normal”. There is too little information about what has happened and even less about any future directions we might see. We knew precious little about actual behaviour in L&D before Covid – the foundations for conjecture remain pretty … Continue reading Just in Case or Just in Time?

Pivoting to digital might not solve the problem

In February of 2011, News Corp launched, with some fanfare, The Daily. You are forgiven for missing this. It had a brief trajectory before coming to earth with something of a dull thud. It was an iPad inspired news app. Rupert Murdoch was greatly enthused by the arrival of the iPad and the possibilities it … Continue reading Pivoting to digital might not solve the problem

Popularity does not always win: pondering signals of relevance

A quick post-omelette thought… Over lunch today, I spent some time swirling around a YouTube time sink. Having watched a video about the Black Lives Matter protests, I noticed that my YouTube guardians recommended a Featured playlist on my home page. This included some, what seemed to be popular, vidoes on the theme of “Understanding … Continue reading Popularity does not always win: pondering signals of relevance