Category Archives: organisations

argumentation from nowhere

The long and fractious election campaign currently coming to a close in the UK seems to have been characterised by an exceptionally poor quality of discussion and debate. Leading politicians, press and broadcast media have all indulged in the usual … Continue reading

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mix or match?

Last week I was sent a link to a suggestion that seems so simple and obvious that I can’t quite imagine why I haven’t thought about it in this shape before. It comes from a short article in the Spectator … Continue reading

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authenticity revisited

Herminia Ibarra has recently published some interesting pieces on professional identity in the Harvard Business Review. Citing authenticity as the the prevailing “gold standard for leadership” she takes a more constructivist approach, pointing to ways in which an adherence to … Continue reading

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thinking allowed

  A recent RSA publication featured an interview with Theodore Zeldin, exploring the future of work. It is a short conversation covering a range of interesting topics and Zeldin’s gift, as always, is finding simple illustrations and examples to help … Continue reading

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reframing mistakes

The long summer days are here, and so I’m signposting a longer-than-usual read. This essay by Ian Leslie in the New Statesman tells the story of an airline pilot who is using his knowledge and understanding of accident analysis in … Continue reading

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speed ninjas v turtle walkers

An interesting item appeared on the LSE impact blog from Filip Vostal titled ‘In Search of Scholarly Time’. He argues for an alternative to both speed-driven time-management on the one hand and the “regressive ethic of slow scholarship” on the … Continue reading

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hitting the live rail

One of the most interesting and challenging organisational case studies we are living through today must surely be the BBC, exposed as it is in this post-Savile, mid-Clarkson moment. Clarkson, the star of a comedy programme about fast cars with … Continue reading

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