Complexity

Could Better Listening Build Brexit Bridges?

“Two tribes – faceless elitists re-engineering lives from on high; frustrated locals who feel ignored and forgotten.” That’s the state of play in too many situations these days. It’s the state of play in my hyper-local context, for example. Brentford has been a textbook example of “planning blight” for the 12 years I’ve lived here. …

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Metaphors Of Organisation: The Heart Of The “Scaling Agile” Problem?

Is the challenge of “scaling Agile” all about a clash of metaphors within your organisation? And if so, could that contain the seed of an idea for action? Let me explain. Before reading on, take a moment to consider this. When you think about your organisation, your organisation is like… what? Write or draw your answer. …

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What Is Clean Language?

What is Clean Language? If you’re interested in understanding people, how they think and how they change, you’ll want to know about Clean Language. It’s an impressively versatile tool. Here are six of the ways it can be used: To harvest information from another person: what they know, what they think, how they feel To …

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How Top Communicators Benefit From Clean Language

In a couple of my current projects, I’m teaching Clean Language to some of the best communicators out there. Examples include: Agile coaches, who support self-managing teams of highly-intelligent professionals and tend to have a very sophisticated understanding of how to get people working better together Hypnotists, who’ve spent years learning how to use language to …

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Which Types Of People Learn Clean Language?

Which types of people learn Clean Language?   I’m currently developing my swimming using the SwimSmooth system – which divides learners into various “types” in order to prescribe appropriate learning activities. the idea is that all you have to do is follow the plan appropriate to your type, and your swimming will improve. After analysing the …

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