Campbell’s Law and why Outcome Measurement is a Dead Cobra.

Target setting and ‘outcome measurement’ are part of a vast industry of checking and ‘holding to account’ but basically it doesn’t work, and probably causes more problems than if you didn’t bother in the first place. That’s a bit controversial…, particularly if you are in the game of; measurement, checking and ‘holding to account’. Let […]

Loving and Learning from Failure. Great idea, but how does it work?

“Accept that failure will happen and learn the lessons”. That could be a classic from the dictionary of  “easy to say, hard to do” inspirational quotes. You know the ones, they get posted all over Facebook with backgrounds of epic landscapes or golden sunsets. I fully agree with the sentiment, but how does this work in a […]

Quiet calm consideration will untangle every knot (not carnage)

At the end of this post I’m hoping that I will have convinced you to view a video of a song from the Gilbert and Sullivan, Comic Opera, ‘The Gondoliers’. Not generally my everyday listening, but please persevere. Recently I listened to Tony Quinlan from Narrate talk about how the patterns we have established in […]