Saturday, 26 April 2008


A development that complicates a situation.

Sometimes our expectation of achieving our goal gets in the way of us coping with the unexpected. A development that complicates the situation can create confusion. This extra complexity in itself is often insufficient to stop us. However, we must focus on dealing with complexities as they arise in order to reduce the confusion and avoid creating greater ramifications that if not dealt with, can destroy our expectations completely.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Credibility gap

For example: In the 1960's President Nixon asked African Americans "to judge him by his deeds and not his words". They did, but were disappointed.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Skeleton in the cupboard

A potential source of shame produces a disproportionate amount of worry (overloaded). Secrecy inadequately counteracts the source of shame.

SWOT semantic

What is a SWOT chart? Here is a Southbeach model that describes it perfectly.

Weaknesses counteract strengths. Weaknesses produce threats. Threats counteract opportunities, which are produced by strengths. Threats are potential. Opportunities are potential goals - only realizable if the strengths can be maximised and not limited by the threats.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Calculated risk

This situation will get worse unless we focus on taking action. True, that action could make things worse more quickly but that risk is small by comparison to the potential benefits that can only be achieved through this path.

Look at it this way: We have to weigh up the potential benefits against the risks and act to achieve our goal.

Thin on the ground

This is all good stuff. However, we must focus on our work force. We have insufficient people to complete the work required to realise our potential and achieve our goal.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

The slippery slope

There is no one way of modeling a situation in Southbeach. This interpretation of the slippery slope may not be yours. Things get worse, the retarding action is insufficient to counteract the change. The accelerating action is overloaded.

Give the green light

Permission is required to get from where we are to where we want to go.

Good to great

Change is required to go from good to great.


Avoiding the steps that are unnecessary (harmful)


So is the contradiction useful or harmful? It is both.

Boiling point

Going over an energy limit, causes a transfer of state.


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