Organisation Development Consultant


[8-minute read] Debriefing, learning and accountability processes Why bother? Change is a constant. When we cease adapting to change we lose contact with reality – our strategy gathers cobwebs, our people go to sleep, we lose relevance. The only way to stay connected and working at our edge – and with excellence – is to...
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[4-minute read] Recently, I worked with a new client that was older than most — approaching its centenary. Its leaders, managers, staff and other stakeholders wanted to figure out how to remain relevant and cutting edge for another hundred years.  This post shares one of the steps we took together en route to figuring out their...
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[2-minute read] There’s nothing more human than storytelling. It’s embedded in everything we do, from raising children, to making small talk, to comforting a loved one, to planning our future. Stories are everywhere, including in our organisations… What else is a brand? Or a strategy? A story about who we are. A story about where...
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[ 3-minute read ] “The art of conversation is dead,” is an old cliché. But in many organisations, it’s also true. While many people know how to argue a case, how to persuade others, and how to set a meeting agenda, far fewer can create the conditions for new insights, creative thinking and solid agreements...
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[ 3-minute read ] The Three Bubbles Model The idea is simple: teams, organisations — and even events (like workshops or conferences) — work best if we find the right balance between three key elements: Task – WHAT we are here to do; what the work is about (purpose, goals, issues, content). Process – HOW...
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About these resources

These articles are for people who work with and in organisations of any kind – as leaders, managers, formal or informal change agents. If you are trying to work more consciously and effectively with change in your organisation, I hope you’ll find some ideas here that make your work (and your life) a bit easier, and your organisation a more effective, creative and positive place to be.

If you would like to engage around these ideas, ask a question or discuss the possibility of working together, please drop me a line.