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Ian Miell

Ian Miell
Ian Miell is a Cloud Native engineer at Container Solutions.

Blog Posts

How to Break the ‘Curse of Plenty’: Part 2, Patterns to Reduce Risk

Mar 12, 2020 by Ian Miell

In Part 1 of this series on management transformation patterns, we looked at how the ‘Curse of Plenty’—the complacency that can accompany prosperity—can reduce your appetite for the hard work of transformation.

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Management Transformation Patterns: Part 1, The 'Curse of Plenty'

Mar 12, 2020 by Ian Miell

In medieval times, there was a mythical land of Cockaigne in popular culture that served as a fantasy for the hungry masses. In this land, physical comforts were always available, and the harshness of life was banished. Plentiful food and drink was a pleasant thing for a starving peasant to contemplate as she stared at her thin broth in a cold hut in darkest winter.

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Managers in the Middle, Part 3: Melting the Frozen Middle

Feb 12, 2020 by Ian Miell

This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and two.

In the second part of this series we looked at how mid-level managers may not wholly function as a force for good within your organisation, and the ways that this ‘frozen middle’ may actually be impeding progress. The power they hold over an initiative’s success often goes unrecognised, but it does exist and can be used to.

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Managers in the Middle, Part 2: The Frozen Middle

Feb 12, 2020 by Ian Miell

This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and three.

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