Happy Steve

Innovation and Learning

Start with clarity of intent.

Now build it out with an evocative vision. Improvise progress by tinkering: with lots of trial and lots of error. The not knowing is the best bit: the mysteries the surprises, and from time to time the windfalls! 

Hello there, I'm Steve Collis! 

Click on "contact", won't you, and wave right back at me?

A Shared Story

Have a look at this lovely artwork by Bev Doolittle. What do you notice?

'The Hills Have Eyes' Bev Doolittle

'The Hills Have Eyes' Bev Doolittle

Spend a few more moments taking it in, and observe what your mind does. The longer you scan, the more you'll see, and once you've seen, it's hard to unsee.

Can you feel your mind's obsession? It's automatic, hardwired, foundational. 

Every problem is a people problem, every space is a people-space. Beware my temptation to construct an illusory simpler world that operates by forms, templates, emails, rules, lesson plans, the bizarre fictions called 'outcomes', timetables, compliance, deadlines and data.

At the heart of everything: a shared narrative.

Not a prediction. Not a linear extension of past data; some vain attempt to tame the future via induction. 

A shared vision for the future.

A community with a shared narrative is unstoppable. When our narrative minds are resonating, control is not required.

I don't know how this one ends, but isn't the sound of it sweet?