Multifaceted Interests

Understanding Complexity Humanity Ingenuity Efficiency Efficacy

I am interested in:

  • Understanding people, systems, interactions.
  • Transforming chaos and complexity.
  • Designing to embrace the messiness of humanity.
  • Fostering and leveraging the innate creativity of people.
  • Enabling efficacy and resilience of individuals and teams.

I like models for understanding and working with:

  • People and emotions
  • Systems and relationships
  • Analysing situations
  • Solving problems
  • Getting things done more effectively

Most recent blog post:

Signs of a broken organisation

Signs of a broken organisation

A combination of the following behaviours and conditions, seen consistently over a period of time, can be a sign that things are not well in an organisation. Senior management is missing in action; especially during crises. Management is alienated from the workforce...

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Posts about models and frameworks:

Four turbulent characteristics

According to Paul Bracken in his article Futurizing Business Education (Futurist magazine July-August 2008), there are four major characteristics of the turbulent world businesses are faced with today: Technology – rapidly and dramatically transforms industries....

A twittering experiment

I am going to use my twitter feed - http://twitter.com/zern - to deliver a constant stream of visual, aural, emotive, olfactory snippets of nows. As a source of idea germs, to spark divergent thinking. In response to my article Problem solving model: Four phases on...

Cats’ teeth – teaching facts vs thinking skills

Do cats have molars? What are the implications of an anecdote like this on teaching and learning? Facts and raw data can be had easily. The memorisation/regurgitation of such is perhaps of decreasing importance. Perhaps it is only sufficient to remember...

Innovation training and recruitment

The demand for innovation (the myriads of definitions thereof) is certainly out there more so than ever before, judging by the magazines and media. I am talking about business innovation here – that is new ways to design, run and “be” a business. I predict that...

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