Uncertainty, Confusion and Clarity

From my conversations with leaders, and my observations on what’s been happening around us, it seems that we have two very different challenges right now, and one overarching priority. Uncertainty These are “doing” challenges. We have the same sort of challenges we’re used to, but no easy, “proven” answers. We understand the problem, can describeContinue reading “Uncertainty, Confusion and Clarity”

Broken

If you’re a coach, or a consultant these are interesting times. Covid has broken most of our toys. Consultancy, and the majority of coaching, requires a degree of stability. Things we can improve. A bit of leadership here, a smattering of process there, all to improve something that already works. We had a whole loadContinue reading “Broken”

Generalists in an age of Specialists?

Firstly, we have to determine what we mean by Generalists. They are not just “non specialists”, or those with a varied background. Just as Specialists develop through “deliberate practice“, so Generalists develop through what I might term deliberate variety – the deliberate accumulation of varied experiences that will later interlink to create insight. To makeContinue reading “Generalists in an age of Specialists?”