Rick Torseth’s 10000 Swamp Leaders podcast with Benjamin P. Taylor

If you did a podcast, with an old friend, reflecting on your career and last 15 years’ work, what stories would inevitably come up? I was lucky enough to be a guest of Richard J. Torseth — his 10000 Swamp Leaders podcast ‘wades into muddy lowlands in search of people who have built social impact movements’. https://www.10000swampleaders.com/benjamin-taylor-the-abundance-of-systems/ As … Continue reading Rick Torseth’s 10000 Swamp Leaders podcast with Benjamin P. Taylor

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #57

A two-week special as I was just too busy last week… and also short because I am very busy still… everything will be much quieter in two weeks’ time (as always)…lovingly formated version available at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Have you heard about the dream of Total Football?A completely integrated, fluid team. Every player plays in every position. … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #57

What do YOU want for the future of work? I want to end employment!

Join the discussion at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_futureofwork-scotland-benjamin-taylor-activity-6952887038043897856-K92V/ What do you want the future of work to hold? I think we should abolish employment! This evening, I’m talking at The Future of Work Scotland about my ideas. I’m no expert, so I’m not predicting or analysing. I’ll talk about what I don’t like in the way we organise … Continue reading What do YOU want for the future of work? I want to end employment!

What do ‘systems leadership’ and ‘systems change ‘ mean to you? What questions would you like me to answer?

I’m talking about them at the free SCiO — Systems and Complexity in Organisation evening session tonight (18:30–20:30 UK time), and I’m sharing the session with David Ing who is four years into a ten-year ‘systems changes’ journey. Session info: SCiO Virtual Open Meeting - July 2022Virtual Open Meeting: A series of presentations of general interest to … Continue reading What do ‘systems leadership’ and ‘systems change ‘ mean to you? What questions would you like me to answer?

Have you heard about the dream of Total Football?

A completely integrated, fluid team. Every player plays in every position. A beautiful pattern of adaptation and agility — the team itself is the active intelligence on the pitch, not the individuals. https://theworld.org/stories/2016-03-24/how-johan-cruyff-changed-soccer-total-football The dream of ‘agile’ and of teams since time immemorial. I’ve shared before how the systems ‘triangle game’ can give you an experience of … Continue reading Have you heard about the dream of Total Football?

What systems thinking practice would be most useful in your organisation?

We are now offering the Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship, with a free Q&A session on Friday 22 July from 11–12:30 — to join go to https://www.systemspractice.org/events/q-and-session-cherith-simmonsscio-systems-thinking-practitioner-apprenticeship This is for those in management, leadership, change, and more — it’s the equivalent of a Masters degree (level 7 UK) but you don’t need a degree, just to be able to put … Continue reading What systems thinking practice would be most useful in your organisation?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #56

Subscribe to these with nice formatting at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Lots of events and lots of interesting stuff 🙂 #systemschange: the dangers of over-correcting in a good causeIf you want to save the world, run a business in a better way, help people with creativity, innovation, or generally create a better future… …you need to go beyond … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #56

#systemschange: the dangers of over-correcting in a good cause

If you want to save the world, run a business in a better way, help people with creativity, innovation, or generally create a better future… …you need to go beyond correcting the way things are currently done, and shine a light on yourself, too. As a world, we need to get the point that things … Continue reading #systemschange: the dangers of over-correcting in a good cause

What if we treated people as people, instead of employees?

I see a lot of posts and articles at the moment about ‘employee engagement’, particularly in the context of 'but won't we lose employee engagement, if people work from home more'? Well, yes, you might. But if your view of how to get people motivated and engaged to do their work is based on the … Continue reading What if we treated people as people, instead of employees?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #55

(With posherer formatting at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy)This week,need-to-demand and front/back office18 tips from 18 years in consultingevens coming up on systems change, the future of work and moresome exciting links from New LocalPurpose from 1943 and polycentric leadership from 2022Complex systems for the most vulnerable and a proposal for a viable Peruvian stateAnd - one of the … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #55