A discourse theory perspective on participatory scenario processes

Lately I’ve been grappling with the many potential pitfalls of forward-looking exercises like scenario building processes. In one post, I noted theory that explains the tendency to simply reproduce circulating assumptions and – therefore – produce no significant new insights.  In other posts, I noted the many factors that, in an increasingly complex world, militate … [Read more…]

Lessons on change and leadership from Australian rules football?

I’ve just published a new article titled “What big business can learn from football”, prompted by the sacking of former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld and other issues in the Australian football league. Five key change and leaderships lessons are identified and briefly discussed: We need new models of change (that are less ‘command-and-control’ and leader … [Read more…]