Especially If You Want To Start A Heated Debate

Heated debates are good — it’s what it takes to make anything happen.

The journey from provocation to result takes grit and determination.

The provocation is crucial — it’s the grit that creates the pearl.

It is the oxygen required for the wildfire that inspires everyone — the energy needed to achieve anything.

Everyone has their own pace but increasingly realise as the unknown/blurred is revealed and becomes focused.

Throughout, images, words and structures compose themselves into material tools, plans and platforms.

These Are The Five Reasons I Get Up Every Day

Lessons For Survival On The Voyage To The Elusive Future

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Niels Bohr

You may well have heard of the wicked problem. It’s the definition of especially thorny societal problems. It was coined in the 6o’s by Horst Rittel.

For the last two decades (at least) I’ve come to realise that even solving an everyday business problem is hard — often wickedly hard…

A growing list — I’m at 32 so far.

>70% of change initiatives fail

Over the years we’ve gathered insights into why leaders and strategies go off the rails. Not surprisingly they are worth the effort to revisit every now and then.

Oh, The Paradox. Why We Fail.

  1. Knowing a challenge is complicated, but not spending time simplifying how to think about it.
  2. Developing plans without involving those executing it…

If you want to change the future, you must first change your mind. Then you can help change the world.

Simple — Not

After a few decades stumbling around the topic, two things became clear.

1. You have to change the way business thinks if you want to change how it works.

2. If businesses change how they work they can change how their audiences think.

Imagine That

Businesses have the chance to change the…

I read recently that organizations worldwide spend roughly $356 billion on leadership development. And in the same breath, 75% of organizations rated their leadership development programs as not very effective.

This was because many leadership development efforts overlook how leaders think, learn and behave — their mindsets.

Mindsets are the…

John Caswell

I’m Head Of Crayons At Group Partners. We Help Clients Make Strategies That Work. May The Bridges I Burn Light My Way.

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