Delightful Dissent - Ep. 24 - Do what you set out to do?

With Kirsty Starmer

Recorded live at 04:06 PM on Wednesday 05 May 2021

Do what you set out to do

We're told that success comes from picking a goal and sticking to it. That doggedly pursuing the shortest path between A and B is the quickest way to get there. But what if directly pursuing a goal prevented you from finding easier ways to it? And what if you find out it isn't even the right goal in the first place?

In this episode of Delightful Dissent I'm talking to Kirsty Starmer about the idea you should do what you set out to do. We'll explore how planning can help and hinder us in creating positive outcomes. We'll see when it's appropriate to take the direct approach, and when it's better to approach problems obliquely. We'll share our own experiences of working with the uncertain and  unexpected instead of against it.

Kirsty is a digital project manager and producer. She's anything but conventional, and loves finding unexpected solutions to boring problems. You can get in touch with her on LinkedIn -