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My life as a muppet (or “Proust reference by some faker who hasn’t even read it yet”)

About 10 years ago, I was on some union training. The leader had us play a game where she dished out a load of cards to different members of the group. One each card was a small part of a … Continue reading

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When will we ever learn? Erm, *outside* the “lecture”

This excellent video (hat-tip to the brilliant Johnnie Moore) ought to kill off the “sage-on-the-stage” “ego-fodder” model of events good and dead. But of course it won’t (I’ve already speculated here and here as to why).

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Groups, teams, mates – a must-read post

We regular bloggers (cough cough) tend to find/be found by other people with similar interests/obsessions. And once y ou’ve found a couple, they have a couple of recommendations… It was Johnnie Moore who introduced me to Robert Paterson.  And I … Continue reading

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Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance

Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance… If we are capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things happen to us.  One, we free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and, … Continue reading

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Youtube: The problem solution ratio

Apols for second post today, but want to share latest video… It’s on why we get stuck on describing problems in great detail rather than thinking up (and getting to work on implementing) solutions, all in 2 and a half … Continue reading

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Blind faith in blind leaders – blame the savannah?

Two crucial pieces of reading Chris Mooney’s “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science” is great on the ‘motivated cognition’ we all use to protect our world view (and our view of ourselves as people who don’t distort our … Continue reading

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Less can be more for “change agents”

Reading around on ‘shadow organisations’, I stumbled across an essay by a consultant called Bill Critchley entitled “The Role of the Change Agent. [pdf]” This bit struck my eye Self-Organisation and Emergence Before I understood a little about complexity theory, … Continue reading

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