I wanted to wait until after I gave a presentation on leadership to complete this series and that took place yesterday evening. It was a mixed bag of speakers and you can find the uploaded videos here. I made the point up front that far too many people talk and consult in the field with […]
Yesterday was about setting the scene and gathering together links to my various prior blog posts and writing on leadership. Discerning readers may have noticed I am doing a lot of that at the moment as I am starting to collate material from the 2,650 posts I’ve written since 25th July 2006 into patterns from […]
With Christmas over I’m starting to sort out engagements in Q1 which will include a three week trip to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in February. The first trip is to Geneva in just over a weeks time and then at the end of January I head for Copenhagen to teach a class on Rewilding Leadership. That […]
For the last two years we have been working with our network members and clients in the NHS, the Royal College of Nursing and beyond to try to make sense of the pandemic and how its impacting healthcare professionals, leaders and patients and their families/carers. As Covid cases begin to rise once more and various […]
New uses for sensors are being created all the time; from marinas using them to increase safety by guiding yachts boats into place to monitoring the flow of taps in public toilets. Animals are also being used as sensors. There’s a type of bird whose migration pattern can predict when hurricanes will hit months in […]
I talked yesterday about metaphor-based languages and used Winnie the Pooh as an illustration. That was part of a loose set of posts starting to develop and codify a more general theory of leadership from a sense-making and anthro-complexity perspective. One of the key components of that theory is the idea of communication through engagement. […]
That aspect of the modern crisis which is bemoaned as a “wave of materialism’ is related to what is called the “crisis of authority.” If the ruling class has lost its consensus, i.e. is no longer “leading” but only “dominant,” exercising coercive force alone, this means precisely that the great masses have become detached from […]
In yesterday’s post, I was concerned about both the abuse of power, and the effectiveness of confessional use of language. The desire to compel people to put into words (generally the words of power in the facilitator’s culture and/or ideology) learning is problematic to say the least. And the excuse of no one is compelled to […]
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