The risks of ‘seeing the whole’

Join the discussion on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_8-things-to-think-about-systems-complexity-activity-6964845434942959616-R3We/ Have you ever been encouraged to ‘see the whole’, or ‘think holistically’? Have you read that it is critical for our #future that we ‘see the whole of the elephant’? It’s true — but it’s not the whole story. And because it’s a one-sided argument trying to rebalance a polarised, competitive … Continue reading The risks of ‘seeing the whole’

I’m planning a new cohort of the RedQuadrant tool shed – might this be valuable to you or someone you know?

Let me know if you’re interested to join! The original post-its that set up the idea of the tool shed, at the power+systems facilitators conference in London Over the years I have developed a set of thinking, tools, methods, templates, perspectives, suggestions, and advice for leading transformation, whether that’s in business, public services, the wider … Continue reading I’m planning a new cohort of the RedQuadrant tool shed – might this be valuable to you or someone you know?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #59

also via https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Mega amazing systems thinking practitioner apprenticeships The RedQuadrant tool shed Underlying purpose £70bn contract for Net Zero (not) Systems genealogy The Visual Cliff and perceptual ecology Artist as Cultural Shaman, Kendrick Lamar Police surveillance of protest The citizen future Living Systems A Foxy approach to systems thinking by Venkatesh Rao (excellent) Cybernetic … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #59

Systems thinking practitioner, level 7, from Cherith Simmons with SCiO (England and Wales Practitioner Levy funded)

In England or Wales? There are still places left on the first cohort of the Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship from Cherith Simmons, delivered in partnership with SCiO. It’s a postgrad equivalent course — with no degree required, 30 month day release and working on your real work challenges, funded by the Apprenticeship Levy in England … Continue reading Systems thinking practitioner, level 7, from Cherith Simmons with SCiO (England and Wales Practitioner Levy funded)

What small groups have really made a difference to your life?

I don't mean mentors, one-to-one relationships where someone really helps you develop and grow. And I don't necessarily mean friendship groups - or family - the people we are thrust together with and comfortable (or even uncomfortable) with over a long period of time. I mean those groups we land up in which usually have … Continue reading What small groups have really made a difference to your life?

No, it’s not a £70bn contract for Net Zero — it’s a sole prime supplier call-off framework across public service. But that’s very interesting…

There’s a degree of excitement being generated on Twitter by people who really should know better (see https://twitter.com/jolyonmaugham/status/1554160249766137858) along the lines of: “A small consulting firm in Cornwall, with assets of only £350k, which seems to specialise on education, has just been awarded a £70bn gov’t contract to deliver the entire UK public sector’s transition … Continue reading No, it’s not a £70bn contract for Net Zero — it’s a sole prime supplier call-off framework across public service. But that’s very interesting…

What kind of transformation could you unlock by digging down to underlying purpose?

Join the discussion on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_transformation-by-digging-down-to-underlying-activity-6959760027125465088-0_Yw/ What’s the purpose of your organisation, or service? are you sure? I often help people to get to grips with transformation ideas, looking for real innovation. And I keep coming back to a case study of work done by my erstwhile colleague Garath Symonds FRSA. It connects two things:- … Continue reading What kind of transformation could you unlock by digging down to underlying purpose?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #58

Oh dear, another fortnightly episode - am I getting lazy? We shall see…. You can also read and subscribe for nicer formatting at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Book now for me at the wonderful Australasian Change Days 2022 - on ‘what are the costs of separating 'change management’ from delivery of change?A lighter piece from me: are you … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #58

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I don’t mean which pet you favour, and I don’t mean all those surveys where they look at the differences between people who own dogs, and people who serve cats. I mean this: You wake up in the morning, stumble to the kitchen or scullery, and take out a can. To your pet, it doesn’t smell of … Continue reading Are you a cat person or a dog person?

What are the costs of separating ‘change management’ from delivery of change?

Join the discussion on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_australasian-change-days-2022-shifting-activity-6955405388447911937-nCgD I’m looking forward to speaking at #ACDC22 — Australasian Change Days 2022 — Shifting Balance, Recalibrating Worth https://www.australasianchangedays.com/ It’s an event where I always enjoy the other speakers and the fantastic community — online and for those lucky enough to go to Perth. It provides fantastic opportunities for personal development, creativity, and innovation for anyone … Continue reading What are the costs of separating ‘change management’ from delivery of change?