Management Unplugged

Innovative products and services, designed to refresh company energy, to surprise, entertain and transform 'management' thinking in your organisation, and bring a smile back to your business face.

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Your company feel drained, managers feel tired, meetings need refreshing? Need to get more from less, need a lift? Try hosting a Hunchbreak: informal conversations on 'Management- what!' with Simon Caulkin, radical journalist and Business Columnist of the year, facilitated by Critical Difference.


To provoke, surprise, entertain, energise management thinking, and offer promising new ideas which you can use


They will stimulate debate, open up closed avenues, generate energy from new ideas, and offer some promising practice for your company.

How to organise a Hunchbreak

Contact us and we'll send recent stuff from Simon and previous Hunchbreak topics. Tell us what issues you are facing, themes that interest you, and we'll include them. Have them anytime, though we have found lunchtime sessions very productive.

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Videos addressing management and innovation


Making a Critical Difference

Outwitting defensiveness: Techniques to challenge and transform defensiveness with guidance for use plus new learning forums (hosted by us) to share with others and sustain the changes you have begun to initiate with this technique


Ready Steady Manage!

To surprise, entertain and refresh management energy in your organisation - and answer complex management issues in one minute!


"It's all over bar the doubting"

Videos on Leadership: Interviews with successful leaders in all sectors on how they coaxed certainty from uncertain circumstances (5 minutes)


Management podcasts - perfect for those early morning commutes.



Techniques to transform closed thinking.


Developing Innovation

Being on the look out for innovation -the successful exploitation of new ideas


Provocations  Business questions we should have asked 

The future ain


Downloadable resources to help deal with difficult issues.



Thought Leadership pieces: Building innovation into ordinary work, Value –based change and Organising what it worth learning at work  plus articles to be added



Avoiding JAM -Just another Meeting! - using metaphors to get new ideas into impact!


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24 Dec 2019 - Caught in the ‘fact’?: How to recognise Trump cardsFact attack, truth-decay and critical thinking Click here to read Donal Carroll 's latest blog post: Caught in the afacta™?: How to recognise Trump cards

23 May 2016 - Disrupting Business PlanningAnticipating and responding to 'failure' from the very startClick here to read Donal Carroll's latest blog post: Disrupting Business Planning



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