A Dangerous Idea- Love your Enemy!

I was struck by her comment on the really dangerous ideas in our civil discourse- things like blinding certainty and dogma, and wondered how useful her…

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A Dangerous Idea- Love your Enemy!

I was struck by her comment on the really dangerous ideas in our civil discourse- things like blinding certainty and…

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Top Tips for Managing Complex Water systems

Managing water is tricky so I thought I’d share three things I’m learning about how to make progress with complex…

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When the Problem is the Problem

Imagine if the water planning problem was defined as more of a dilemma: How do we ensure a healthy river supporting a…

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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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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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Struggling to Collaborate

Ah said the teacher, "I know what the problem is. You see, it's in the process of struggling to get out of the cocoon…

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Got solution-itis? You may need to visit the dilemma doctor

The ailment I've seen most recently though is Solution-itis, a surprisingly debilitating condition.  You know you are…

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Collaboration must be a choice

Over Easter I had time while camping in the Wollemi National Park, to read a very interesting book - “Collaborating…

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Project management versus collaboration – choosing your approach

Why should we try something that feels uncomfortable and different?” my response is along the following lines …

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The Secret to Doing Strategy Collaboratively

Having watched clients grapple with the task, I have learned more about the challenges of creating a strategy that…

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