Anna Panagiotou  Thinking
Anna Panagiotou
The response patterns to our questions suggest that COVID was a chance to re-assess the relationship between the collective, the individual, and the world around us.  This relationship is crucial in climate change, where we continuously grapple with the ideas of action, motivation, and impact. To dig deeper, we will focus on how perceived impact […]
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Anna Panagiotou
I’m starting to hope that this blog is the start of something that will become a tradition. The climate change (nature, sustainability, biodiversity, take your pick) programme periodically releases an open collection. Such collections invite participation from absolutely anybody and offer the possibility of collecting targeted data and accessing them at no cost. The first […]
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Jean Francois
(français plus bas / French below) The following is the story and mostly the lessons learned from a recent conference I gave at the Agile Tour Montreal 2022 event.  It may be of interest to:  Professional speakers Complexity practitioners (SenseMaker® users or potential users) Innovation practitioners The Context I am, or constantly strive to be […]
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Dave Snowden
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 […]
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Linda Doyle
Is your community thriving and connected? Is there energy for change but things stay stuck? Is it  just hard to determine what to prioritise? Where and how we live has a big impact on our wellbeing, and there is now an emerging field of ecopsychology and urban planning research to back that up. If you’re […]
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Beth Smith
Having found the process of writing my last blog Active Sensemaking, Sense-Making, Sensemaker: Apocalypse of The Proven Words,​ to be a valuable learning exercise in untangling some of the different words and concepts that I hear being thrown about, I am going in for round two! This time I will hone in on SenseMaker®: the […]
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Dave Snowden
I was trying to remember when COVID started to impact me personally and touch wood despite lots of social contacts I either haven’t had it or didn’t notice if I did).  Yes, I was aware of it, and that awareness crept up slowly and remorselessly.  When it started it felt a little like SARS, not […]
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Beth Smith
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust In this vast existence, from the movement of a blade of grass to the explosion of galaxies, it is difficult and complex to find a reason or cause for a particular event. When looking at it […]
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Linda Doyle
If you want to take a shortcut, this blog is launching an explainer on vector theory of change—a theory of change for complex systems. *** Imagine standing at the base of a mountain. As you look up, the mist rises into a thick fog obscuring the terrain in front of you. You’re holding a map […]
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