Author Archives: Laurie

  • Implementing the Prophet Motive

    Posted on December 17, 2015 by in Cognitive Edge, SenseMaker®

    Sitting in the infrared sauna last July, as part of a dietary cleanse, my mind started to formulate an offering to give SenseMaker® beginners a way to be mentored. In ten minutes, I sketched out the essence of what the offer would cover. After that, it was just thinking through the details. As a market […]

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  • Are my eyes tricking me?

    Posted on June 4, 2015 by in SenseMaker®, Statistics, Visualization

    In my last post, I gave you a couple of triads and dyads to play with. Part of how I analyze story data is to see if there are statistical differences based on how respondents answer multi-choice questions (e.g., How common is this story?) and demographics (e.g., Primary geographic region where you work). In the […]

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    Triads and Dyads

    Posted on May 14, 2015 by in SenseMaker®, Tableau Software, Visualization

    I get asked a lot about what does the story data look like after you have collected it using SenseMaker®. Last year I put together a collector that focused on Employee Satisfaction. It was never released as a project but I had a number of people contribute experiences, both real and made-up. (No, the stories […]

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    Story Theming — Any Volunteers?

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 12, 2014. This is my third post #WorkingOutLoud, where I focus on modifying the process of some Cognitive Edge methods. My objectives are better absorption of new material and reduced cognitive overload in a SenseMaker® workshop with CareOregon. This past week I thought about […]

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    Cognitive Absorption

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 9, 2014. As I mentioned in my last post, I am #WorkingOutLoud on how and when I introduce story data and related Cognitive Edge methods to my client, CareOregon. The overall objective is to improve sense-making and follow-up actions for the CareOregon June workshop […]

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    Working Out Loud

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge, Online learning, SenseMaker®

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 4, 2014. Sharing what I do is a big part of why I work. When I started with Cognitive Edge, setting up online courses related to SenseMaker® was one way to share in a structured manner. While I have written a few blog posts, […]

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    Narrative Research’s Top 10 List

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Narrative

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on July 24, 2012. It’s about time we have a top ten list about narrative research. This is in the spirit of David Letterman, a late night talk show host here in the U.S. 10. Narrative research doesn’t eliminate leadership errors – you can have great […]

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    Why I like waking up in the morning

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, SenseMaker®

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on October 24, 2012. Since joining Cognitive Edge in 2010, I have found great professional satisfaction in helping our clients recognize problems and make decisions about moving forward. At a more personal level, I have enjoyed greatly the behind-the-scenes aspects of the research and analysis — […]

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    Climbing Mt. Cynefin

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 20, 2010. If you have never paid any attention to the Cognitive Edge logo, please look at the upper-left corner of this page (or the tiny favicon at the beginning of the URL address box). It is an expanding spiral of hexagons, the latter […]

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  • ‘The Eggshell Thing’

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 15, 2010. My first project as an accredited practitioner was with a large international publisher that was trying to get a better sense of customer satisfaction with its products. I can still remember having some “disconnects” along the lines of, whoa, how does that […]

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