Category Archives: Values

How we look at and for things creates uncertainty and risk in our lives

A recent article by Andrew Coyne (The Vancouver Sun – System makes losers out of winners) comments on how the “first past the post” process for elections creates uncertainty in making election predictions by pollsters and other pundits (most notably … Continue reading

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Reflections on: When We “Manage” Other People, We Take Away Their Choices

What makes for a great learning moment? For me, it is when I am reading, hearing, or observing something that creates the kind of following responses: Yes, yes, yes, yes, but! No, no, no, no, but! I recently had such a moment … Continue reading

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Part 3: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

  In part 2 (https://123stilllearning456.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/part-2-a-parable-about-uncertainty-and-risk-playing-with-a-visual-metaphor/) I introduced and explored the notion that what we get out of our experiences is less than what we actually experience. To reflect what we ‘actually get out of our experiences I introduced the notion … Continue reading

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Part 2: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

In part1 (Part 1: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor) I introduced a visual metaphor to think about how uncertainty and risk (U&r) into our lives. I left off this post with two questions:1. Does … Continue reading

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Part 1: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

The next few posts are going to be a synthesis piece of work for me and hopefully of interest and use to the reader. It is about uncertainty and risk (U&r) through two lens: that of me and you from … Continue reading

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Change Management Failure, OD, and the connection to Uncertainty and Risk

I recently participated in a Linkedin discussion (Why Do 70% of All Change Efforts Fail?) on the disappointment that up to 70% of all change management efforts fail in some significant manner or other. I was intrigued for a number … Continue reading

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Should I vote? Am I qualified and the uncertainty and risk implications

A recent article in the National Post (24 may, 2014, A17) titled “Some people shouldn’t vote” by David Moscrop (University of British Columbia (Sorry, I could not find an online link to this article) raises the question of whether we … Continue reading

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