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the right way round: a cut out’n’keep guide

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What you can’t do and what you can

What you can’t do: deliver efficiencies create a consensus achieve an outcome build a team secure funds drive improvement motivate staff realise savings fulfil requirements lead a team align priorities meet objectives What you can do: do things find out about … Continue reading

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this here now

You are in a meeting room arguing with someone about whether something in your workplace, Acme Inc., is a good or a bad thing. Doesn’t matter what, pick something from your line of work. You are systemsy, the other person … Continue reading

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How to do it

Watch this. Now you know how to cure the world of all known diseases. Simply: Become a doctor; Discover a marvellous cure for something; Wait till the medical profession really starts to take notice of you; Jolly well tell them … Continue reading

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Systems thinking lesson from The Apprentice (part 324)

“I have a good idea!” You hear this a lot in The Apprentice. People shouting over each other to announce that “I have a good idea”. No. They have an idea. Whether it is a good idea or not is … Continue reading

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Punk rock purpose

There you go, 3 chords, now form a band. This cartoon from a Punk fanzine in the late 70’s tells you that you, yes you, can form a band. No years of training, no expert or arcane knowledge. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Which reality do you work in?

You have an idea for a change to the way your service or product is delivered. How do you test this idea? (a)  Against your manager. He knows what is acceptable, he knows other managers opinions and preferences and he … Continue reading

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