Peak Paradox is a framework to assist in the identification of "the ghosts in our processes and systems" which impact decisions and outcomes, critically without conflict 

because we live in an increasingly complex, ambiguous, volatile and uncertain world

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Context influences perception

If we can see something from a different perspective by changing context, we can move from believing in the right or wrong of an opinion to being able to act differently.

Peak Paradox is a non-controversial framework, that uncovers the delta and differences in our perspectives.  It is designed to avoid defensive reactions, such as blame, conflict and tension. 


Irrespective of how much data analysis, information and insight is available, there is usually more than one possible outcome or conclusion.  Peak Paradox frames and identifies how systems and processes can work to undermine good decisions and judgment that management and leadership teams make.

Peak Paradox explained


A Paradox is

  • is a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well-founded or true.

  • a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities.

  • a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory.

In this context, when data or information is presented it is often based on a set of assumptions that are generic and never read or challenged. This framework enables executive management and leadership teams to take back ownership of risk and assumptions so that they can together explore and find the paradox about the decision they are being asked to make, which leads to better outcomes.


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