Welcome to the emerging e-book on the collusion of mediocrity. Here you’ll find plenty of resources – ideas, articles, and activities related to the collusion of mediocrity.
Chapter 1 What is the Collusion of Mediocrity?
Collusion – a short theatre piece that captures the essence of the concept
Tired of reading? Listen to a podcast about The Collusion of Mediocrity here (you can download it by right clicking over the player and pressing “save”) – the interview is with John Tomlinson from Trainer Tools.
Chapter 546 –Going Deeper
Collusive Personal and Work Projects – how collusion can undermine change projects
Insipid Positivity – a rather shocking view of how false positivity can be used to actually suppress needed change
Self-collusion – the dangers of inner mediocrity
Chapter 501Perspectives on The Collusion of Mediocrity
Compellaboration – the root of mediocrity in organisations?
The New Excellence – collusion and mediocrity in society
The Collusive Awayday – warnings and revelations
Chapter 666 Practical Approaches to collusion busting – How do we effect real change?
Approach 1 – DAWAW Panels – the role of devil’s advocacy
Approach 2 – Collusion Breaking Questions – a vital checklist
Approach 3 – Naming – a level 1 intervention
Approach 4 – Challenging the status quo – 5 practical tips
Chapter Zero Cases in Collusion
Facade – a case of mediocrity in The Hotel Sector
Chapter 967 Final thoughts
The Inner and Outer Beauty of Mediocrity – why mediocrity is often a necessary part of change and development
Mediocritaxa – welcome to the city of mediocrity! Here I explore the concept in humorous depth by creating a guidebook to a land that lives of collusion as a way of life
“Most of society is degenerating into a kind of paralysed, democratic committee. No firm decisions are taken because of the collusion of mediocrity that arises from people fearing to speak any words that might trespass into another’s “personal sacred space”.
“This tiptoeing around the edges of the collective fire of passion results in the fire-flame dying through neglect. It becomes a fire, not of passion, but of mediocrity.
“Eventually this mediocrity becomes the habitual norm and is soon renamed “excellence”. Anyone who questions this “new excellence”, or even challenges it, is either tolerated as a labelled “King’s fool” or, if the challenge is too effective, they are either ejected or annihilated.”