Being comfortable with discomfort

I was having recent discussions with a group of leaders at a client in the middle of a major restructuring exercise. Our conversations had…


Resetting your collaboration

In Stuart’s most recent blog, he identified some signs that a reset might be necessary. Let’s look now at what a reset might look like….…


What migraines taught me about overmanaging

I suffer occasional migraines which can be quite debilitating, especially at work when you just can’t concentrate and you just want to lie…


Overcoming the inertia- just try stuff

We often encounter clients who acknowledge the roadblocks to progress, but seem paralysed in their attempts to deliver substantive change.…


Shared Direction- “What does good look like?”

I was working with a client late last year in an alliance meeting and the discussion turned briefly to the quality of the relationships.…


Trusting the data in co-design

Revealing the hidden dilemmas when collaborating I was working with a client a few years ago, and he was a bit stumped. He was leading a…


Take a different viewpoint

Just back from a road trip around western NSW and Victoria (a poor but enjoyable substitute for the covid cancelled skiing trip to US!) We…


How do you shift the collaboration narrative?

In last week's post Stuart wrote about the case for collaboration, by revealing the prevailing narrative that often frustrates attempts to…


Just Try Stuff....

I was prompted by Stuart’s blog to dig a little deeper into one of the learnings from the pandemic. “Just try stuff” was about recognising…


Even when they don't want to collaborate, you have choices...

A question that we keep hearing clients is "how to collaborate with the unwilling?". It is often framed as if being 'unwilling" is somehow…