“Be authentic!” “No, not like THAT!”

How often do leadership, management, and development courses actually squash innovation — and even put people into a double bind? So often, organisations claim that they want ‘sparky’, ‘authentic’, ‘challenging’ people to ‘be empowered’ and ‘move up the hierarchy’. And, so often, when they send them on the training courses designed to empower that, they get ‘surprising’ … Continue reading “Be authentic!” “No, not like THAT!”

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #67

Fortnightly, I think… Mostly systems | complexity | cybernetics as so often the case, no time for interludes and parsing tweets - except I’ve now determinedly activated antlerboy@mastodon.social! Is it the best album ever, or did you just hear it first between the ages of 14 and 24?Join the discussion at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_has-the-world-changed-or-have-i-changed-activity-6993473796162637824-qUpT *Many of the ideas in … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #67

Is it the best album ever, or did you just hear it first between the ages of 14 and 24?

Join the discussion at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_has-the-world-changed-or-have-i-changed-activity-6993473796162637824-qUpT *Many of the ideas in this post are stolen from tweets, which I now cannot find to reference Are they the best mentor in the world, or did they just give you a kind word and help your career when you started? Do young workers have weird expectations, interact all … Continue reading Is it the best album ever, or did you just hear it first between the ages of 14 and 24?

What are your #antimetrics — things which, simply measuring them, make things worse?

Join the debate at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_adventures-with-antimetrics-activity-6990933031825911809-DfkW (and see how many ‘anti’ things you can identify in the slides)  What are your #antimetrics — things which, simply measuring them, make things worse? __ We’ve all seen outspoken people twist themselves into their masks because of the social media metrics, fame, and infamy that unpleasant talking points bring them. We’ve seen … Continue reading What are your #antimetrics — things which, simply measuring them, make things worse?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #66

See nicely formatted at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Still looking for a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrant - two years experience in relevant consultancy bid / UK public sector required. Seeking a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrantA second role currently available — a bid and operations coordinator to be at the heart of @RedQuadrant and help to shape … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #66

Can you find the dog poo in the leaves?

And why is this important for business, management, innovation? Since accidentally adopting a street puppy just over a year ago, I’ve had plenty of time, and plenty of practice, at two things: Finding his poo, so I can pick it up like a good citizen. He squats in the leaves or the grass, I mark … Continue reading Can you find the dog poo in the leaves?

Here are all my intentional LinkedIn posts to date…

Today’s post on LinkedIn is promoting the PSTA’s upcoming contract management course — which will be amazing: Have you ever seen a brilliant contract go wayyyy off track? https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_contract-management-public-service-transformation-activity-6985858338269876224-7VOn/ And I’m looking forward to promoting the exciting Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship from Cherith Simmons with SCiO shortly: https://www.systemspractice.org/node/870 So, all told, with the job adverts, … Continue reading Here are all my intentional LinkedIn posts to date…

Seeking a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrant

A second role currently available — a bid and operations coordinator to be at the heart of @RedQuadrant and help to shape our business. £28–32k, remote, requires two years of public sector bid management experience (or direct equivalent). This is a coordinating role for someone who likes getting things in order, keeping things in order, and building … Continue reading Seeking a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrant

RedQuadrant is seeking a consulting management trainee with two years’ consultancy and/or public service experience

I'm looking for someone with two years' experience in consulting and/or public sector change to work directly with me to increase our ability to help public services in these challenging times. Apply here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3295291761We have a long tradition in RedQuadrant of hiring to a role we call 'management trainee' - someone with just enough experience to hit the … Continue reading RedQuadrant is seeking a consulting management trainee with two years’ consultancy and/or public service experience

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #66

Having completely messed up the numbering, I’m now just sticking with the fact that this is the 65th Revue newsletter I’ve put out… see all (and better formatting than my blog, linkedin etc) at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy We are going to be recruiting at RedQuarant recently to cover various roles within our operations team: bid management and operations … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #66