Member Since: 2nd Mar 2009
Doug Shaw | 07736 518066 | [email protected] | @dougshaw1
I am a facilitator, consultant and speaker. I help businesses improve performance through better communication, collaboration and applying creativity. I work with successful, curious and adventurous leaders at all levels in business, using a mix of conversational and artistic techniques, and social technology to unlock knowledge and enable it to flow to where it is needed most, and can make the biggest impact. Connecting different groups of people is a vital part of my work. People typically ask me to help when they want to achieve something collaborative and creative, and they want to do this with each other, rather than to each other.
Facilitator What Goes Around Limited
5th Mar 2014
Hi there - I think what you are hinting at here is being able to improvise? In which case, that can sometimes be hugely beneficial.
5th Mar 2014
Hi Kristina - I think so, at least most of the time. Sometimes - when the circumstances allow, we can learn a lot from improvisation too though eh?
15th Jan 2013
Hi Peter - neat blog post with some useful learning thanks. I appreciate the inclusion in your list and wish you well with the new book. Most importantly - thanks for a nice tribute to Cath, you and I have both worked with her and it's fun and useful - for all I hope. Good luck Cath - enjoy your adventure.
19th Jun 2012
Good luck tonight Peter - and yes, let me get Stop Doing Dumb Things delivered then I think we've earned a beer and a good conversation. Catch up soon - D
14th Jun 2012
Hi Peter - as you know I've ben following this story here and on Facebook too. Kudos to you - I love the way it's taken off. And whilst I hear you about the image stuff, I can't help but feel that these errors have boosted your audience and interest in your fab idea even further. So what would you have preferred, a perfectly typed and recopied/quoted interview that generated some interest, or the series of interesting oversights which have given you such fabulous exposure? The next time you fancy creating a 'PR disaster' like this, let me know and if it really is too much trouble, I'll take it off your hands :)
Seriously - well done, this is great stuff!
16th Apr 2012
Inspired by this debate I blogged about the CEBR article. I've had some useful comments from people including a link to an interestingt site called Born to Learn, and a perspective from someone over in Australia. Here is the link to the blog and comments in case your readers are interested:
12th Apr 2012
This is an enjoyable read. The things that really jump out for me are:
Keep your promises
Seeing both sides: The importance of connecting what colleagues do with how customers feel.
Career development: Many talk about it - few do it.
29th Mar 2012
An interesting read thanks. I was lucky to meet Chris Boardman in 2009 and he spoke about the transition from top class cyclist (a solo act if you will), to the head of R&D for the cycling Team GB. It was an interesting and useful talk which I wrote about here in case anyone is interested.
In addition, and following the theme of sports and business crossover, here is a write up of a recent TED talk by Chris Shambrook, sports and business psychologist.
I hope these two additional pieces are of use to your readers.
21st Jul 2011
Hey Charlie - I hope the next step of your journey is as much fun as this one has been. I've told you this, and writte about it before but I'll say it again. Under your stewardship HRZone has developed into a useful, interssting and enjoyable place. Your open approach in encouraging people like me to get involved is great. I wish you well in your new endeavours and I wish Cath well in picking up here too.
See you soon - Doug
4th Jul 2011
Interesting stuff and I agree change can be painful and it often fails to stick. In addition to what has been written about I'd like to make a plea for involving the people who are expected to change in the actual thinking and development process. That is to say, do "it" whatever the change is, with folks, and not to them.
Most change fails because it is imposed, not co-created.