Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #42

1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21, 42

I have a great new gig, the buying of reputation and spread of corruption, rejection, giving advice, systems change, and a lot lot more…

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Top phive of the week
What’s your dream role – if you didn’t even have to leave your current job?Mine involves #systemschange, #collaborativedesign, #innovation for #socialjustice, and #metaconsulting 🙂 People talk about ‘side gigs,’ at least when they’re trying to be trendy. But I’m a consultant – and the sort of person who does this sort of thing – so I end up wearing a number of hats:– RedQuadrant (a network consultancy)– The Public Service Transformation Academy (a not-for-profit partnership social enterprise)– trying to support SCiO – … Continue reading What’s your dream role – if you didn’t even have to leave your current job? →chosen-path.org
How good are you at getting rejected? What rejections have shaped you? And when are you planning on getting rejected next?It’s a key skill for #innovation, #creativity, #entrepreneurship, #leadership,  #selfdevelopment – but it gets too little attention. A recent tweet reminded me how I got this insight from learning about Rejection Therapy. The theory is that our brains are fairly ‘hard wired’ to avoid rejection. The logic is clear: being rejected by your family or your tribe would, for most of … Continue reading How good are you at getting rejected? What rejections have shaped you? And when are you planning on getting rejected next? →chosen-path.org
Tom Critchlow on TwitterIf you work with clients then I wrote a thing about not assuming control over your client, the language you use and the ability to be vulnerable. It’ll make you a better consultant / advisor / client partner:twitter.com
public | service | transformation
Open source revenues and benefits – Dave BriggsAm really chuffed to be a part of this project, funded by the team at DLUHC, to see how portable the in-house developed revenues and benefits system from Sedgemoor council is. We will also be looking at the licensing and governance model for making the system potentially open source – potentially a revolutionary move. What’s…da.vebrig.gs
Considering Community Wellbeing in Times of Covid-19 and Levelling UpThis joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Durham and Warwick explores the interrelationships between individual and community wellbeing. In this blog post, the authors consider how individual and community wellbeing are changing in contemporary circumstances.The post Considering Community Wellbeing in Times of Covid-19 and Levelling Up appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
The Wellbeing State – a long term approach to national resilience and wellbeingIn this blog, Nancy Hey, the executive director of What Works Wellbeing, discusses the findings of the recent report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Covid-19 and outlines why she welcomes their overall recommendation – that the UK needs to move towards a Wellbeing State. Read the blog here.The post The Wellbeing State – a long term approach to national resilience and wellbeing appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
Learning Ecosystems: A new model for levelling up skills in DoncasterThis report, from the Lifelong Education Commission, seeks to explore how a place-based approach to education and skills can transform lifelong learning, building on recent work at Doncaster to establish a local ‘Talent and Innovation Ecosystem’. Read their full report here.The post Learning Ecosystems: A new model for levelling up skills in Doncaster appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
Council chiefs call for reform of ‘adversarial’ SEND systemLocal authority leaders have called on the Government to tackle the rise in tribunals over children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) disagreements as they warn the whole system has become ‘increasingly adversarial’. Read more here.The post Council chiefs call for reform of ‘adversarial’ SEND system appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
RSPH | Top 20 public health achievements of the 21st centuryTop 20 public health achievements of the 21st centurywww.rsph.org.uk
Evaluating the Person-led transitional and strength based response: A new way to respond to homelessness?NEF Consulting, working with the Mayday Trust in Northampton, has compiled a report on how person led, transitional and strength based responses can be used in responses to homelessness. Find out more here.The post Evaluating the Person-led transitional and strength based response: A new way to respond to homelessness? appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
systems | complexity | cybernetics
SystemsConvening on TwitterNew blog interview on ‘Systems Convening’ in practice, with Madi Hoskin – who’s one of the case studies in the book ‘Systems Convening’. (And look out for the upcoming blog/videos with Madi – on how to do Systems Convening in a project management environment – too!).twitter.com
SystemErm, hmm. System is a free, open, and living public resource that aims to explain how anything in the world is related to everything else. https://www.system.com/graph Overview: https://about.system.com/about/overview Annoucing the public beta: https://about.system.com/blog/announcing-the-public-beta-of-system (h/t Systems Change Finland)stream.syscoi.com
Where did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? | Palmer (2021) Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic PracticeWhere did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? Published: Dec 9, 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.28963/4.1.2 Keywords:Bateson EcoSystemic systemic therapy ecology systemic activism posthuman systemic practice Hugh Palmer Where did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? | Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practicestream.syscoi.com
Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? Tickets, Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM ESTSeventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? Tickets, Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite ASC Series – Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? March 20, 2021 | 9:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT, 18:00 CEST FREE REGISTRATION Abstract Over […]stream.syscoi.com
President’s Series 17: Cybernetics Tickets, Wed 13 Apr 2022 at 17:00 UK time – Design Cybernetics as a language for Service Design with Dr. Gustav Borgefalk and Russell BeePresident’s Series 17: Cybernetics by Cybernetics Society — President’s Series £0 – £20 President’s Series 17: Cybernetics Tickets, Wed 13 Apr 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbritestream.syscoi.com
Cat Drop Borneo – by Gene Bellinger – SystemsWiki’s MusingsCat Drop Borneo Does the story hang together? Gene Bellinger Cat Drop Borneo – by Gene Bellinger – SystemsWiki’s Musingsstream.syscoi.com
Control and Correlation – SLIME MOLD TIME MOLDControl and Correlationmarch 15, 2022 slimemoldtimemoldcybernetics, statistics Control and Correlation – SLIME MOLD TIME MOLDstream.syscoi.com
Kevin Baker ⌜ktb⌟ on Twitter: “If you’re interested in the history of feedback thinking before cybernetics and digital computation, this is as good place to start..⌜ktb⌟@kevinbakerIf you’re interested in the history of feedback thinking before cybernetics and digital computation, this is as good place to start. It treats servo engineering, etc, as more than just a prelude to cybernetics. (1) ⌜ktb⌟ on Twitter: “If you’re interested in the history of feedback thinking before cybernetics and digital computation, this is as […]stream.syscoi.com
Resources – Dalmau ConsultingResources Resources – Dalmau Consulting Lots of interesting systems | complexity | cybernetics resources om Tim Dalmau’s refreshed site marking a true milestone of 40 years in consulting!stream.syscoi.com
Raghav Rajagopalan, “Immersive Systemic Knowing” – book, video etcRaghav Rajagopalan Aug 17, 2021 Immersive Systemic KnowingAdvancing Systems Thinking Beyond Rational Analysis SPRINGER NATURE 2020 New Books Network | Raghav Rajagopalan, “Immersive Systemic Knowing:… Book link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-49135-2 Four ways of knowing – European School of Governance, position paper #55  by Raghav Rajagopalan Presentation at Metaphorum 27 May 2021 – Meta Rational Ways of Knowing […]stream.syscoi.com
organisational development / transformation
Is your organization alive? – by Christian LempCuriosity about life of the individual and the collectiveemergentoutcomes.substack.com
Theory of ChangeInteractive theory of change websitetoc.laudesfoundation.org
katrina mulligan on TwitterWhat is a bureaucratic saying that you love? I was in a meeting recently where someone said “let’s see how many penguins we can fit on this iceberg” and I want to say it all the time, everywhere.twitter.com
ethics in public service
The Times on Twitter“Because I don’t really fully understand the whole idea of why, when people get married, the woman loses her name. I really want her name to continue on with the Hamilton name”twitter.com
Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦 on TwitterThe Telegraph Newspaper is estimated “to have recieved many millions” from the Russian State News Agency – RIA Novosti – to run Russia reports from 2007 onwards.During this time Telegraph’s reporting on Putin softened – while the paper became increasingly anti Europe.twitter.com
Lara Spirit on TwitterNEW: Number 10 don’t deny that Boris Johnson offered constituency funding and jobs directly to MPs in return for personal support during partygate.On Johnson’s very particular use of prime ministerial patronage, with @GaryJMarshall90 in @tortoise .twitter.com
Paulina Milewska on TwitterIt’s time for once and for all acknowledge that fixers are essential workers for western media outlets. Covering conflicts wouldn’t be possible without them. The precarious work conditions and no bylines for them should end ASAPtwitter.com
meeting security requirements and provider lock-inOh lovely. Our forced ‘security upgrade’ thanks to Cyber Essentials requirements has:forced us all to a website called ‘windowsazure dot com’ to log in with credentials then give an off-MS365 email and SMS (not a scam)cut off my access to all my workflows, normal email etctwitter.com
Brexitshambles on TwitterAppears the RMT had read the writing on the dock wall when, to protect jobs, it called for P&O Ferries to be nationalised after its owners paid a £270m dividend to shareholders while demanding £150m from the British taxpayer to keep their operation going!twitter.com
Kevin Rothrock on TwitterPolice in Nizhny Novgorod arrested a demonstrator today for protesting with a blank sign. Welcome to Russia in 2022.twitter.com
Brexit trade deals may not deliver ‘actual economic benefits’, MPs warn | The IndependentScathing report by Public Accounts Committee criticises government’s approachwww.independent.co.uk
Gabriel Pogrund on TwitterKeir Starmer has written to Lord Bew of Holac asking it to make two unprecedented decisions: review Lebedev’s peerage, publish its advice to the PMMarina Litvinenko also calls for reviewLebedev refused to comment at all but on Friday denied being a national security risktwitter.com
UK is with EU on TwitterBraverman: people would be outraged if we drop security checks on Ukrainians refugeesStreeting: you didn’t worry about security checks when Johnson put Lebedev in the lordsHastings: The Tory parties relationship with Russian oligarchs is a badge of shametwitter.com
Ed Davey MP 🔶 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 on TwitterBoris Johnson has serious questions to answer over his decision to put Evgeny Lebedev in the Lords. We need a full, independent public inquiry to establish all the facts, taking evidence from Johnson, and anyone else involved in the decision, under oath.twitter.com
Casey Michel 🇰🇿 on Twitter‘Kotsyuba is one of seven Harvard University associates, as well as the Harvard Library, who signed the petition, calling out their own place of employment for accepting money from Kremlin oligarchs like Blavatnik.’twitter.com
Zarah Sultana MP on TwitterToday the Saudi regime executed 81 men, in the largest mass execution in its history.Yet Boris Johnson is about to visit Saudi Arabia to beg for more oil.If the government really cared about human rights, it would end its cosy relationship with the Saudis.twitter.com
environmental and social justice
User oppression in human-computer interaction: a dialectical-existential perspective – Frederick van AmstelThis research theorizes the condition of human beings reduced to being users (and only users) in human-computer interaction (HCI), a condition that favors them becoming objects or targets of commercial dark patterns, racialized profiling algorithms, generalized surveillance, gendered interfaces and heteromation.fredvanamstel.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on TwitterPCS withdraws from Cabinet Office review into racism and discriminationtwitter.com
How Banks Destroyed HaitiHaiti #History #ImperialismJoin me to learn how one major event changed the course of Haiti’s history, and lead it to becoming the nation it is today. The i…www.youtube.com
Yugopnik on TwitterYou look at American history differently when you understand that the extermination of Natives and creation of the colonial world is quite literally the same thing Nazis wanted to do to Europe – only successful.twitter.com
more brain food
How to become a brain myth buster – Ness LabsAnyone can become a brain myth buster and contribute to dispelling neuromyths, whether in education, at work, or in their daily lives.nesslabs.com
CIA vs. the RADICAL LEFTSartre, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari all hit the streets in May 68. Their names were also written down in the notebooks of American intelligence agents. Th…www.youtube.com
Practice Item #01 – The Imperfect Buddha“It’s all imaginary anyway. That’s why it’s important. People only fight over imaginary things.” Mr Nancy  (American Gods, by Neil Gaiman) There’s a certain sense of absurdity in writing these posts. I can’t explain it yet, but I’m sure it’ll make sense as the process goes on. The premise is that each piece be an…imperfectbuddha.com
The Kihbernetics Institute on TwitterThe #constructivist views of the physiologist Claude Bernard, who introduced the idea of the body’s “inner world”, conflicted with the #cybernetic views of his contemporary, Louis Pasteur, over whether, as William Osler noted, the cause of the disease is the “seed” or the “soil”.twitter.com
Octopuses were around before dinosaurs, fossil find suggests | Palaeontology | The GuardianOldest known ancestor of octopuses unearthed in Montana in form of approximately 330m-year-old fossilwww.theguardian.com
Jay Hulme on TwitterThis story of a guy accidentally discovering his wife is the world’s best Tetris player is absolutely one of my favourite things and I keep going back to it. https://archive.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2007/08/19/bizarro_world/…twitter.com
Eric Topol on Twitter:In contrast to the average time of > 8 years for successful vaccines to be developed, validated, and administered, the first Covid vaccine took 326 days. A new moonshot effort is to get that down to 100 daystwitter.com
Tom McKay on Twittertheory: the Russian military got McKinsey’ed. there’s like an 800 page white paper on the invasion they paid $60 million fortwitter.com
Dr Adam Rutherford on TwitterThe length of a day fluctuates over the course of a year by almost 15 minutes, yet 24hrs remains the metric for a day regardless – meantime. We constantly adjust clocks to coordinate our lives, including the arbitrary addition of days and seconds.twitter.com
interlude
Benjamin P. Taylor on TwitterHeardle – That daily musical intros gametwitter.com
Desire path made me laugh out loudDesire path made me laugh out loudwww.reddit.com
Jen Gentleman 🌺 on TwitterI am the nighttwitter.com
Virtual Perfection Cowboy on Twitteris there no bed for a weary traveller?twitter.com

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