Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #69

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Three weeks since my last newsletter – sorry! But now editorially assisted by Amber Griffiths. Please join me in the RedQuadrant toolshed (see below) if you want to learn about applying some of these ideas in organisational transformation 🙂
Naming the thing is a superpower — when did you last use it?The power of a declarative statement is often missed. In business, management, consulting, and faciltation (and I could go on), the person who can identify what is actually happening can help to move the situation forward tremendously. Like ‘the nudist colony in which it is the glances which are veiled’ (ever been in a changing room…chosen-path.org
Where do you learn best with others?This week I spoke at my first face-to-face conference since the start of COVID – StretchCon in Budapest. And what a conference it was! The full experience – a beautiful old cinema, a large and enthusiastic crowd, professionally produced, and I got to meet and talk with really interesting speakers and audience. The topics were…chosen-path.org
Are you authentic?Isn’t it interesting how all the important words — like ‘leadership’, ‘culture’, ‘innovation’, ‘management’ — are open to so many different meanings? ‘Authenticity’ is the same. And, like the rest of them, it’s usually a code for ‘I believe you should be this way’. I’m going to do the same, sorry 🙂 For me, authenticity involves speaking into the world…chosen-path.org
I’m planning a new cohort of the RedQuadrant tool shed – might this be valuable to you or someone you know? – chosen pathLet 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…chosen-path.org
English councils warn of ‘existential crisis’ caused by funding shortfall | Local government | The GuardianLocal Government Association says any attempt to patch up budgets by raising council tax is doomed to failwww.theguardian.com
Interim Evaluation of the Drive Project UK now published by RedQuadrant team The Drive Project works to protect victims by challenging and changing the behaviour of high-harm, high-risk, and serial perpetrators. A RedQuadrant team led by Claire Bethel has been carrying out an independent evaluation on systems […]The post Interim Evaluation of the Drive Project UK now published by a RedQuadrant team  appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
This 2017 Public Sector Show speech arguably may have been my peak 🙂“Me on the future of #commissioning and #transformation at the Public Sector Show https://t.co/SaL1seYXzd”twitter.com
Council chiefs call for ‘clarity’ on post-Brexit fundLocal authority leaders today called for ‘clarity’ on the future of the delayed post-Brexit shared prosperity fund.www.localgov.co.uk
Murmurations: Accountable to Our Ancestors – YES! Magazineadrienne maree brown ponders how (and whether) we should be accountable to ancestors who held beliefs vastly different from our own.www.yesmagazine.org
Must we throw out the blue zones? – General Health and Longevity – CR Society ForumNew biostats preprint: Supercentenarians and the oldest-old are concentrated into regions with no birth certificates and short lifespans Quote The observation of individuals attaining remarkable ages, and their concentration into geographic sub-regions or ‘blue zones’, has generated considerable …www.crsociety.org
Rachel Burch: “Oaks near Sheepstor in low cloud last December #D…” – MastodonAttached: 1 imageOaks near Sheepstor in low cloud last December #Dartmoor #Devon #photography #mosstadonmastodon.social
Local Government AssociationOver the past year the independent Commission on Culture and Local Government, chaired by Baroness Lola Young OBE, has been exploring the vital role local publicly funded culture can play in supporting our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and councils are the biggest public funders of culture, spending over £1 billion a year in England alone. This includes 3,000 libraries, 350 museums, 116 theatres, and numerous castles, amusement parks, monuments, historic buildings and heritage sites.lgaevents.local.gov.uk
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Eight movies to watch after finishing ‘Andor’ – by Max ReadRoundup 11/23/2022maxread.substack.com
the empty bed & the red dahlia – Dr Rod’s Odd Blog (almondemotion)blink and you will miss it.almondemotion.com
Wait, it’s all cybernetics? | Systems Community of Inquiryb l a c k B o x stpodrSoen5407c0l0h03598i5471l7hf5i9a791u9c07226162ic60ghtu5  ·  Plato introduced the κυβερνήτης (kubernḗtēs); the person who has acquired the art of steersmanship, as a metaphor for the adequate manager of a system. It became the 𝘨𝘶𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 in Latin. And the 𝘨𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘰𝘳 in English. André-Marie Ampère suggested that the future science of government should be…stream.syscoi.com
Full article: Application of perceptual control theory to a Beer Game supply chain model – White, Brodie and Censlive (2022) | Systems Community of InquiryAnthony S. White, Lindsey Brodie & Michael Censlive 4 Dec 2022 Full article: Application of perceptual control theory to a Beer Game supply chain modelstream.syscoi.com
Key Concepts in Systems Thinking: for students, voters, journalists and politicians – J F Evans | Systems Community of InquiryIn the systems thinking network group on LinkedIn, John Evans shared his book He gives the caveat “It’s a bit dense, terse even, because it started out as a backup to an in house training course” – but I and others thought on first look that it seems useful. John (I hope he doesn’t mind…stream.syscoi.com
NERCCS 2023: Sixth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems. MARCH 22 – 24, 2023 Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
The Significance of Regenerative Learning – webinar with Shakti Sharan in conversation with Satish Kumar, Founder, Schumacher College, facilitated by Andrea Stone – December 8, 2022 8:30pm Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi time | Systems Community of InquiryThe Significance of Regenerative Learning One of the root causes of our global environmental crisis is the way in which education is imparted and the manner in which it is used to fuel relentless economic growth. Contemporary education systems remain long on building an ‘extractive’ mindset and are hopelessly ‘unfit for purpose’ as we wrestle…stream.syscoi.com
Major projects through a systems lense | survey from Michael Frahm | Systems Community of InquiryFor systems ‘experts’ – can major projects benefit from the application of systems approaches? Majorprojects through a system lense | empirio Please be so kind and take part in this short survey about major projects and systems theory. It will take just 2 minutes. It is anonymous, no entries like email, etc are necessary. (Please feel free to share ) It’s…stream.syscoi.com
Cybernetics for the 21st Century – Research Network for Philosophy and Technology | 技術與哲學研究網絡 | Systems Community of InquiryCybernetics for the 21st CenturyCybernetics for the 21st CenturyLectures and Symposium Cybernetics for the 21st Century – Research Network for Philosophy and Technology | 技術與哲學研究網絡 Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLE95M4BamLJwvwUQhL9MQ Host:  Media Lab of Guangdong Times Museum, Research Network for Philosophy and Technology Co-Organizer: Hanart Forum The launch of the program is made possible by the support…stream.syscoi.com
Understanding the impact of physicality on network structure | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
EDITORIAL: A TOPICAL ISSUE ON CULTURAL COMPLEXITY | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
The Significance of Regenerative Learning – webinar with Shakti Sharan in conversation with Satish Kumar, Founder, Schumacher College, facilitated by Andrea Stone – December 8, 2022 8:30pm Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi time | Systems Community of InquiryThe Significance of Regenerative Learning One of the root causes of our global environmental crisis is the way in which education is imparted and the manner in which it is used to fuel relentless economic growth. Contemporary education systems remain long on building an ‘extractive’ mindset and are hopelessly ‘unfit for purpose’ as we wrestle…stream.syscoi.com
Phase Transitions and Criticality in the Collective Behavior of Animals — Self-organization and biological function | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
Mindfulness and Behavioural Insights: Reflections on the Meditative Brain, Systems Theory and Organisational Change – Lilley, Whitehead, and Midgley (2022) | Systems Community of InquiryProf Gerald Midgley says: Here’s a new paper that I have co-authored with Rachel Lilley and Mark Whitehead, entitled “Mindfulness and Behavioural Insights: Reflections on the Meditative Brain, Systems Theory and Organisational Change”. Access is free – there’s no paywall.ABSTRACT This paper explores the impacts of the Mindfulness-Based Behavioural Insights and Decision-Making (MBBI) programme. Combining…stream.syscoi.com
AFSCET | Systems Community of InquiryAssociation Française de Science des SystèmesENSAM, 151 Bd de l’Hôpital, Paris 13ème L’Association Française de Science des SystèmesCybernétiques Cognitifs Et Techniquesest heureuse de vous accueillir https://www.afscet.asso.fr/stream.syscoi.com
Réseau Intelligence de la Complexité | Faire pour comprendre, comprendre pour faire – Complexity resources in French, including the work of Jean-Louis Le Moigne, who died on November 16, 2022 | Systems Community of InquiryJean-Louis Le Moigne died on November 16.Sometimes words are inadequate to express the magnitude of our emotions. If, as Paul Valéry puts it, “  Death speaks to us in a deep voice without saying anything  ”, we still have, for those who had the good fortune to work with him, the memory of intense reflections,…stream.syscoi.com
Recursive and teleological rationality involved in the modeling process of self – organizing socio-economic systems – Le Moigne | Systems Community of InquiryPosted by Orsan Senalp in various systems | cybernetics | complexity groups: Le Moigne, a close friend and colleague of Edgar Morin argued that cybernetics, systems, tektology, and complexity are found integral in Morin’s framework. For Le Moigne, Morin’s Method Vol. 1 presents a synthesis of these four paradigms: “From “Cybernetic Modelling” to “Systemic modelling,”…stream.syscoi.com
NERCCS 2023: Sixth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems. MARCH 22 – 24, 2023 Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
NECSI: Executive Program, Winter 2023 | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
Cybernetics for the 21st Century – Research Network for Philosophy and Technology | 技術與哲學研究網絡 | Systems Community of InquiryCybernetics for the 21st CenturyCybernetics for the 21st CenturyLectures and Symposium Cybernetics for the 21st Century – Research Network for Philosophy and Technology | 技術與哲學研究網絡 Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLE95M4BamLJwvwUQhL9MQ Host:  Media Lab of Guangdong Times Museum, Research Network for Philosophy and Technology Co-Organizer: Hanart Forum The launch of the program is made possible by the support…stream.syscoi.com
‘Systems Thinking With Hexagons’ Anthony M Hodgson – and the ‘Decision Integrity’ website | Systems Community of InquiryDecision Integrity (DIL) is a research and coaching enterprise working on holistic approaches that benefit sustainable systems, projects, communities, organisations and societies with special emphasis on transformative resilience. System Mapping Hexagons for systems thinking, Hodgson (1992) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0377221792900196stream.syscoi.com
Major projects through a systems lense | survey from Michael Frahm | Systems Community of InquiryFor systems ‘experts’ – can major projects benefit from the application of systems approaches? Majorprojects through a system lense | empirio Please be so kind and take part in this short survey about major projects and systems theory. It will take just 2 minutes. It is anonymous, no entries like email, etc are necessary. (Please feel free to share ) It’s…stream.syscoi.com
Wales Systems Forum | Facebook | Systems Community of InquiryThe Wales Systems Forum has been set up as an independent Welsh body, byWelsh members of the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems. Theaim is to help extend systems understanding and capacity across all sectors ofWelsh society.We are in the process of forming a Not-for-Profit company to offer trainingand consultancy.We will be developing a network of…stream.syscoi.com
Systemic Design Lab | Systems Community of InquirySys Lab is a research group at Politecnico di Torino, which explores methods and tools of systemic design for environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Systemic Design Labstream.syscoi.com
One fully funded PhD scholarship on Systemic Design at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) | Systems Community of Inquiryfrom the PHD-DESIGN mailing list Dear all, At Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy), we are searching for a PhD student working on the research topic “Systemic Design to enhance industrial sustainability transition” (3 years, 100%). //Topic// The PhD programme is part of the Innovation Ecosystem NODES (Nord-Ovest Digitale E Sostenibile – which is the Italian…stream.syscoi.com
The Complexity Lounge Meetup – Daniel Walsh – Principles for Working with Complexity, Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:00 PM EST | Systems Community of InquiryDaniel Walsh – Principles for Working with Complexity Daniel Walsh – Principles for Working with Complexity, Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:00 PM | Meetupstream.syscoi.com
Metaphorum Webinar series, including Olag Brugman, 1 December 5-6:30 pm (UK wintertime) – Ten Synergetic Ideas for the VSM and Management Cybernetics Community | Systems Community of InquiryAs announced earlier, on this Thursday, the 1st of December, from 4-5:30 pm (UK wintertime), we have our next webinar by Dr. Olag Brugman, on “Ten Synergetic Ideas for the VSM and Management Cybernetics Community”. See below details of this webinar. The webinar would be at our usual zoom link: Topic: Metaphorum’s Webinar Series https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81943981395…stream.syscoi.com
Cybernetics Society President’s Series 22: Process and Organization – Prof Peter Kawalek discusses the ideas of Whitehead, Beer and Haraway and how they contribute to contemporary understanding – Tue 13 Dec 2022 at 17:00 UK time | Systems Community of InquiryDec 13 President’s Series 22: Process and Organization Prof Peter Kawalek discusses the ideas of Whitehead, Beer and Haraway and how they contribute to contemporary understanding ByCybernetics Society — President’s Series President’s Series 22: Process and Organization Tickets, Tue 13 Dec 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbritestream.syscoi.com
Podcasts on Cybernetic Revolutionaries by Eden Medina | Systems Community of InquiryCybernetic Revolutionaries Pt.1 │Eden MedinaAuxiliary Statements 13. Cybernetic Revolutionaries Pt.1 │Eden Medina by Auxiliary Statements 2020.05.13 Cybernetic Revolutionaries: A Discussion For this installment of our series on Actually Existing Socialism we take a look at an attempt to solve the issues of central planning with a novel experiment unlike any other in history: Project…stream.syscoi.com
Theory of the firm – Wikipedia | Systems Community of InquiryTheory of the firm Theory of the firm – Wikipediastream.syscoi.com
Many Minds podcast: Mind everywhere – with Dr. Michael Levin | Systems Community of InquiryMany MindsMind everywhere Many Minds: Mind everywherestream.syscoi.com
Patterns of Distributed (IT) Systems – Martin Fowler | Systems Community of InquiryDistributed systems provide a particular challenge to program. They often require us to have multiple copies of data, which need to keep synchronized. Yet we cannot rely on processing nodes working reliably, and network delays can easily lead to inconsistencies. Despite this, many organizations rely on a range of core distributed software handling data storage,…stream.syscoi.com
[This Wed] Complexity, Community Development and Systems Change – Community of Practice event – 23 November 2022, 11am Adelaide time – Wicked Lab with Helen Rodd | Systems Community of InquiryThis Wednesday – Community of Practice – online event Complexity, Community Development and Systems Change Learn how experienced community development practitioner, Helen Rodd is using Wicked Lab’s complexity-informed framework and tool in her projects and evaluations. Date: Wednesday 23rd November 11-12pm ACSTPresented by Helen Rodd from Hot House Projects [This Wed] Complexity, Community Development and Systems Change – Community of Practice eventstream.syscoi.com
Cybernetics and the Stoics: | Systems Community of InquiryReblogged on WordPress.comstream.syscoi.com
What is Holopoiesis? – Holopoiesis | Systems Community of InquiryWHAT IS HOLOPOIESIS? As a middle way between the extremes of allopoiesis (other-making) and autopoiesis (self-making), Holopoiesis designates a dynamic process by which an integrated and diversified field “creorders” (creatively re/orders) itself holonically, that is, simultaneously as whole and part, universal and particular, self and other.  Continues in source: What is Holopoiesis? – Holopoiesisstream.syscoi.com
Systems Thinking in Climate Change – Peter Senge and Gustav Boll, 7pm GMT on 22 November | Systems Community of InquirySystems Thinking in Climate ChangeInteractive workshop and masterclass on different ways of thinking about climate changeDate:Tuesday, November 22, 2022Time:7:00 pm Systems Thinking in Climate Changestream.syscoi.com
@IAPCT on Twitter“Application of perceptual control theory to Beer Game supply chain model ⁦@asc_cybernetics⁩ ⁦@cybsoc⁩ ⁦@systemsthinkerl⁩ ⁦@MtlSystems⁩ ⁦@RichPubOnline⁩ ⁦@antlerboy⁩ ⁦@evgenymorozov⁩ ⁦@drmichaellevin⁩ @teropa https://t.co/1YJD3mOUho”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter“Can a good philosophical contribution be made just by asking a question?1 – Habgood‐Coote – Metaphilosophy – Wiley Online Library https://t.co/Til9bxVeG2”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter“ChatGPT can’t replace knowledge workers. It doesn’t really understand what it’s talking about and is not capable of generating new ideas or making hard decisions. It sounds coherent and vaguely insightful, but all it really does is try to sound smart… https://t.co/Sg3XvKNlfl”twitter.com
The Dawn of Mediocre Computing – by Venkatesh RaoAI and crypto have achieved mediocre-human parity. Where to now? Kicking off a new series.studio.ribbonfarm.com
Pooka ‎– Pooka (1993)Tracklist:01 City Sick 0:0002 Bluebell 3:2803 The Car 8:1004 Graham Robert Wood 11:42 05 Breeze 15:0506 Nothing In Particular 18:0607 Dream 22:3208 Boomerang…www.youtube.com

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