The Zone of uncomfortable debate
This is a talk I filmed for an event in November 2022. It focuses on the challenges of effective collaboration and covers ideas around: – the zone of uncomfortable debate – humble inquiry – crucial conversations – and negotiation tips from Never Split the Difference. It’s all strung together from a memory I have of […]
Better Bossing: Social Capital
Three concepts to help us identify where and how we might earn, store and spend social capital to make us and our teams more effective.
Better Boss Series: Trust
Why is trust so important and how do you build and maintain it?
Announcing: The Guide to Being a Better Boss
Everyone deserves a great boss. In this series, Dan Ramsden shares what he’s learned to help him become a better boss.
Everyone makes IA – running a team away day
Before you read this post. Choose a card. Remember it. In December 2014, just before Christmas, the UXA team at the BBC took on the challenge of convincing 120 UX designers that they all make information architecture. IA is a specialism. But it also underpins all user experiences. I wanted to give UX designers the confidence to […]
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably quite good at a few things. But if you are like me you probably sometimes have a hard time bragging about those things or even quite believing you possess them. This post is about the relationship between the things we do well (and not so well) and what we think and know about them. It’s about how self awareness and reflective practice can help you consolidate what you’re good at and get better at the other stuff.