Category Archives: Practical Coaching

The Ghost In The Machine

I love this metaphor coined by Gilbert Ryle in the late 1940’s. Despite the way it sounds, this phrase owes nothing to the title of a long-forgotten horror tale. Ryle coined it to try to popularise the extensive debate within certain circles at that time, as to where exactly the essence of human consciousness resides. […]

Re-engineer your organisation’s DNA to boost its agility

Any organisation that wants to rapidly adapt to change with sure-footed agility needs to be able to rapidly adapt its DNA. But what on earth do we mean by an “organisation’s DNA”? So that we can answer this question, we need to view organisations through a zoomorphic lens. Organisations have complex internal systems that allow […]

Data Simplicity

In the future, the only organisations that will survive are those that can rapidly adapt to overcome challenges more frequent and profound than ever before. The current phenomenon of disruption threatens the survival of every organisation operating in every sector around the globe. Seemingly indomitable market leaders can fail overnight. Organisations can no longer simply […]

“Is the data model finished yet?”

Naturally, this title caught my attention. Intrigued, I read on. The article argued that with the advent of Big Data, we no longer need to waste effort putting together, often complex and time consuming data models. In this transformed data landscape, everything can be developed rapidly to meet a specific set of requirements. As soon […]