1. Are Balanced Score Cards and KPI’s innovations nemesis? #data for #growth through #innovation. Discover and break the right number of critical links between outcomes and rewards/ incentives. Find and modify reinforcement linkages between outcomes and culture so that all questions can be rewarded.
2. Power, agency and influence: a new framework about complex relationships exploring the relationship between power, agency and influence. The intent is to unpack each of these words and their relationships to each other. Power, agency and influence can have a constructive or destructive relationship cycle. We will explore how power, agency and influence in a constructive cycle lead to better outcomes and conversely how power, agency and influence in a destructive cycle lead to worse outcomes.
3. The S-Curve in an age of emergence Exploring how the S-Curve can help us with leadership, strategy and decision making in an age of emergence: (properties or behaviours which only emerge when the parts interact as part of an inclusive whole)
4. Humans want principles, society demands rules and businesses want to manage risk, can we reconcile the differences? The linkage between principles and rules is not clear because we have created so many words and variances in language that there is significant confusion. We are often confused about what we mean as we are very inconsistent in how we apply words and language, often to provide a benefit to ourselves or justify our belief. To unpack the relationships we need to look at definitions, but we have to accept that even definitions are inconsistent. Our conformational bias is going to fight us, as we want to believe what we already know, rather than expand our thinking. The conclusion — our rules are not aligned with our principles and this is an issue.
5A. Data is Data Data is not oil, gold, labour, fire, sunshine. "Data is Data" and because we don't understand its complexity we keep making up bad analogies. This explores what data is.
5B Does Data have a purpose? If the purpose of data is “to share state” then the two essential characteristics data must have are rights and attestation. As data becomes information (knowing state), knowledge (patterns of states), insight (context in states) and wisdom — these characteristics of rights and attestation matter even more.
5C Wisdom is nothing more than new data. Wisdom is definitely not a pinnacle When you hear or read the list that ends in Wisdom, starting from data, we are framed into imagining a triangle, with wisdom at the top as something to aspire to. But wisdom itself if just another data point that needs to be tested.
6. Data For Better Decisions — Nature or Nurture? Exploring why it is likely that if you pick a DATA philosophy/ ontology/ structure, you can only get what that structure will shine a light on or enable.
7. Is the data presented to you, enabling a real choice? Unpacking why senior leaders need to develop skills to see past big noticeable loud (data) noises and uncover small signals if we want to be part of a Board that makes the challenging judgment calls.
8. Quantum Risk: a wicked problem that emerges at the boundaries of our data dependency Data sharing has a number of new issues that we have not had to contend with before and the quantum data risk has a direct effect on our capacity for making a good decision from data
9. Peak Paradox A map that allows you to explore big issues that need to be talked about, but without conflict