Tag Archives: thinking not tools

Everything you could possibly need to know about Six Sigma

What a six sigma black belt sees when he looks in the mirror…. What a six sigma black belt probably looks like… EDIT: The point I am cack-handidly trying to make is nicking the idea of “black-belt” from martial arts … Continue reading

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Change thinking

“Things do not change; we change” Henry David Thoreau

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Who’s trained the system?

A colleague is leaving and is clearing their desk and cupboards of decades of training manuals, never used, as the training was never used. It is like unearthing the last few decades of training fads that have plagued the public sector. … Continue reading

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3 reasons why job descriptions are phooey

Silly. Un-needed. Harmful at times. They not worth the paper they are written on.   The paper they are written on Read on for why!

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I too used to be a toolhead

I genuinely understand the attraction, I used to be one too. But it’s all just bells and whistles.  When you strip it all away, tool-led approaches are just old fashioned command and control, as new fangled as the Audit Commission with a … Continue reading

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Command and control makes me sick

And you. And everyone around you. That’s a SCIENTIFIC FACT.

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Myths about Systems Thinking

Myth: Systems Thinking is only applicable in areas where a spot of process improvement would be just the ticket.

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