Sunday, 22 June 2014

When the World's Leading Advisors Innovate they turn to QUBE

Who do the world's top legal, healthcare, tax and accounting specialists turn to when they need advice and information themselves?  Wolters Kluwer.

Over the past 176 years Wolters Kluwer have innovated to provide the most relevant information in the most effective and efficient way.

Pentacle were delighted when Wolters Kluwer asked to use QUBE to develop and facilitate a crucial global project being delivered internally.  25 executives and senior managers from the regions e.g. EMEA, Americas etc., across the world learnt the supporting Pentacle's World After Midnight (WAM) concepts and tools and applied them to deliver an excellent solution.  The solution required deep buy-in not only from the participants but also from their stakeholders.   The project which normally would have taken several months  was delivered without a single flight, in less than a month with human engagement and putting in place some new & deep relationships!.

Now, that project on QUBE has been short-listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Innovation awards!  

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Snapshots from the Pentacle eFacilitator course

Group discussion at Demonstration Whiteboard -
every session saves 15,000 miles of travel
The Pentacle QUBE Spring eFacilitator course began last Thursday. Over three gruelling weeks the participants will be transformed from novice QUBE facilitators to being able to deliver engaging qubinars. The course structure is based on the UK General Aviation course for helicopter pilots. Over the three weeks the intention is to give participants as many 'flying hours' as possible to enable them to go Solo, coach and lead on QUBE.

Paritipant points at a key issue to bring
to the attention of everyone - no hands
but Star Wars-styled laser

The participants get to develop an understanding of QUBE, how it functions and the safe operating limits, while becoming very comfortable and familiar with the controls. In the first module they get to explore all the directions of functionality. Everything from making furniture appear to how to find the cheat sheets that accompany every single embedded Pentacle Effectiveness Tool (PET).

The first set of PETs included: Hopes & FearsTM (engaging everyone from the start),  SpinCastingTM (keeping everyone engaged during the session), Learning Cycle (the importance of learning in the New World - how can we make sure that we realise what’s happened, including your thoughts about it, identifying a pattern and figuring out how to apply it) and 5PsTM (briefing people in situations of uncertainty and ambiguity).

Seated at their desks in syndicate groups,
each participant has a 'Slate'
(a sort of tablet computer for taking notes etc). 
Each module is summarised as QUBE Learn (the New World leadership and business management tools), QUBE Do (activities and actions for applied learning) and QUBE Ware (an understanding of the platform), which together provide the basis of good Airmanship or good  QUBEpersonship.

Participants have added Sticky notes of their
 key learnings to a PET poster