Indicators

Just about everybody is business uses indicators. All use lag indicators – sales, margins, the stuff of yesterday. Fewer use lead indicators – web hits, reputation, engagement, and of these I guess most use their lead indicators to predict their lag indicators. In times of stability, that’s fair enough – but what about now, whenContinue reading “Indicators”

The Business Garden

Gardening and natural world metaphors abound in business, and provide a solid link to the systemic, rather than a mechanical approach to understanding change. A new dimension was added for me last night as I overheard a comment on “Gardeners World”; “There is no garden without a gardener” It struck me that one of theContinue reading “The Business Garden”

Heft

I find it an attractive word. With its origin in Anglo Saxon, it is normally used in terms of weight, or effort but there is another very specific use in terms of animals and people, hefted, which is used to describe the relationship between them and the land they live on. Hefted flocks are thoseContinue reading “Heft”