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”

The Mother of Invention

Real innovation is rarely planned. It often arises from a problem, or serendipity. Right now, almost all those I am talking to are taking precautionary measures regarding Covid19. Working from home is high on the list. And most of these same people have climate change, in particular carbon reduction, on their agenda. It begs theContinue reading “The Mother of Invention”

The Inefficient Library

Over the years, I’ve learned to read for insight as much as knowledge; allowing the mental space to make connections through what I read as much as absorb it. Right now, I’m enjoying David Weinberger’s excellent “Everyday Chaos”. He makes an interesting observation. It takes $150m a year to run Harvard’s Library, but every yearContinue reading “The Inefficient Library”