Being Human

Episode 71

#71 The Principles-Focused Approach - with Michael Quinn Patton

Richard Atherton published on

> Sign Up For Our Newsletter:

In this week's episode, I speak with an internationally renowned authority in the field of Programme Evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton. We explore his latest book 'Principles-Focused Evaluation'. We talk:

- Michael's lessons for others from evaluating high-profile initiatives for billionaire philanthropists and major NGO's across the globe
- Why knowing the difference between rules and principles matters
- The problem with SMART goals and what to focus on instead
- Campbell's Law and the issue with high-stakes indicators
- The 'go slow to go fast principle' and the importance of trust



An introduction to complexity by John H Holland:
Michael's book 'Principles-Focused Evaluation':

Log in with one of the networks to the right to comment. Cancel