Delightful Dissent - Ep. 21 - Don't get caught without a plan?

With John Cremer

Recorded live at 12:00 PM on Thursday 15 April 2021

Don t get caught without a plan

We're told "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail". Right from childhood we're expected to have an acceptable answer to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?". At work we're judged on whether the plans we create do what they predict. But what if an obsession with planning makes things harder to predict and less secure? What if by acknowledging that we are winging it, we can do better?

In this episode of Delightful Dissent I'm talking to John Cremer about what happens when we're believe we mustn't get caught without a plan. We'll explore the role that structure has to play in helping us adapt and experiment. We'll see whether faking certainty is always the best course of action. We'll share our own experiences of working with and finding freedom in uncertainty.

John is a professional speaker, facilitator and improviser and has deep expertise in an uncannily accurate method of reading people. He is the founder of the Maydays - one of the top performance improvisation companies in Europe and co-chair of My Sherpa - a business and personal development enterprise based the south of England. When he is not onstage speaking, presenting or improvising he is usually fly fishing.

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