Unlocking Co-design

In discussing the context for using such a tool, the client realised that it prompted a new way of thinking (mindset) about the views of the passionate…

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A Crazy Question for Water Managers

“I have always said that managing water is about managing people and managing relationships”.

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What IS a collaborative mindset?

I’ve just read a couple of articles posted to LinkedIn today that, in different ways, are practical demonstrations of a…

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Letting go of the need to know: an important water wise principle

Collaborative water planning requires us to not know, because it is only from a position of not knowing can we…

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The Project Manager Trap Part 2

The difference between a traditional project management approach and the collaborative mindset is significant. As we…

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Making a leadership choice

If we believe we can change the situation, but need to do this with rather than to others, then we need to ask…

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The Project Manager Trap

I see companies asking their project managers, who are experienced and competent in one way of working, to lead…

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The Cost of Doing Things For Your Collaborators

When we step back we create the space for others to step forward. In stepping forward the group assumes control and the…

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

One thing is certain … collaboration will take you into uncertainty. You start on the collaborative journey full of…

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The ABC of Complexity

As I write, the head of Australia's public broadcaster, the ABC, has just announced a very significant restructure of…

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