What do you do when you need to get yourself going – when you’re short on motivation?

I have a to-do list as long as your arm - worthwhile stuff. And a bunch of deadlines, which usually motivate me 🙂 I have had a #coffee, I've started the day reasonably well. I had big plans for my Monday #LinkedIn post, for the morning in general... but I just can't quite get moving! I'd love to … Continue reading What do you do when you need to get yourself going – when you’re short on motivation?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #47

Dealing with double binds, a systems approach to identifying vulnerability, supporting systems changers, deutero-learning, reading for public service transformation, aligning the concept of ‘Decentralized Autonomous Organization’ to precedents in cybernetics, ethics in public life, elephants in rooms disrupt object identification, the oldest animation, and Galaxies On The Other Side Of The Universe May Appear Bigger … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #47

How do you deal with unreasonable demands at work – when there’s no way out?

I had a conversation with a client yesterday that I think will stick with me. He said (roughly) ‘in organisations I’ve worked in before, we used to go for those kinds of things like ‘top 100 organisations to work for’, and so we did ‘#culture audits’ where there was a lot of pressure to agree … Continue reading How do you deal with unreasonable demands at work – when there’s no way out?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #46

An absolutely overpacked bank holiday stream here, dive in if you will and thrash around. Apologies for banging on about ethics in a very boring way….Also cover songs, Dirty Dancing to the tune of Only Fools and Horses, Beluga babies, meta-rationality and metamodernism, sincerity, modelling, first class stamps, and flag-waving for Novi Sad.See with full … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #46

How can you make better decisions in #complexity?

What is one thing you'd like to offer to adult social care commissioners to help them decide their approach? How can you make better decisions in #complexity? How do we ensure a better #future for citizens, communities - and ourselves? How can we encourage #innovation in an over-pressurised and partly broken system? Adult social care #commissioning … Continue reading How can you make better decisions in #complexity?

When have you seen someone break a well-established pattern? What were the consequences of that action?

In businessm and in life, the easiest thing is to go along with the established patterns. They’re there for a reason, they’ve been set up over decades and generations, they give us the way things are done. To change them is to go against tradition, to take on risk, to break into the unknown. Yet … Continue reading When have you seen someone break a well-established pattern? What were the consequences of that action?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #45

Shinier version at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Mythopoesis and family systems, neurons in fungi and autopoiesis, food sustainability, microscopic tardigrades, the invention of hallways and sad mangy pumas, McKinsey and Seinfeld and using time wisely, erratic justice and rat-running motors, creation of autocrats, fines for the underlings, neolithic figures and ‘the female brain’, the benefits cap and increasing … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #45

What do you think this story is about?

What's the relevance for management, leadership, innovation? A village is terrorised by a horrific dragon. There's an uneasy, pathetic balance, based on the village paying regular tributes to the dragon. But over time the dragon's demand for gold, riches, and maidens grows ever more unbearable. While I was writing this - having never been able to track down … Continue reading What do you think this story is about?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #44

See this more nicerer at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy I’m on leave (umm… ‘working holiday’) - so a special ‘randomised’ version this week. Your version is unique to you, randomly generated like the Subbuteo Rugby Scrum simulator (pictured) - so assume that all serendipities are perfectly arranged by the universe for you 🙂 The Subbuteo Scrum Simulator - … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #44

Announcing two ‘new’ podcasts… coming soon! (With bonus puppy pics)

What questions do you have about systems thinking | complexity | cybernetics? Who would you like to ask about finding the true joy in work? Way back in a different world, before the pandemic and in the first UK lockdown, I interviewed a bunch of wonderful, insightful, and patient people. For two connected podcasts: systems … Continue reading Announcing two ‘new’ podcasts… coming soon! (With bonus puppy pics)