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Prospects for writing and reading in an age of distraction, with Bob MacKenzie at Friends Meeting House, Brighton

May 19, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Your invitation to AMED’s annual visit to the seaside.  Enjoy creative conversations. Reflect. Savour some quiet personal writing and reading time. Meet old and new friends. Experiment, share, practice, make discoveries. Celebrate   each other’s talents.  Have some fun during the Brighton Festival. Leave with renewed energy and creativity.Plus ça change …?Contemporary experience of writing, reading and conversations is frequently stressful, noisy, inspected and interrupted. Which aspects and…See More
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AMED's Annual Writing Workshop by the Sea at Friends Meeting House, Brighton

May 19, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Your invitation to AMED’s annual visit to the seaside.  Enjoy creative conversations. Reflect. Savour some quiet personal writing and reading time. Meet old and new friends. Experiment, share, practice, make discoveries. Celebrate   each other’s talents.  Have some fun during the Brighton Festival. Leave with renewed energy and creativity.Plus ça change …?Contemporary experience of writing, reading and conversations is frequently stressful, noisy, inspected and interrupted. Which aspects and…See More
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AMED's Annual Writing Workshop by the Sea at Friends Meeting House, Brighton

May 19, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Your invitation to AMED’s annual visit to the seaside.  Enjoy creative conversations. Reflect. Savour some quiet personal writing and reading time. Meet old and new friends. Experiment, share, practice, make discoveries. Celebrate   each other’s talents.  Have some fun during the Brighton Festival. Leave with renewed energy and creativity.Plus ça change …?Contemporary experience of writing, reading and conversations is frequently stressful, noisy, inspected and interrupted. Which aspects and…See More
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"Hello, |Tony It's great to see your face up there in the lights.  Best wishes.  Bob"
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T(OST)AT 2017: Open Source Thinking. RSVP by 28 March at chez Piasecki

June 9, 2017 at 6pm to June 12, 2017 at 2pm
Your invitation to join our OST project ...to embody open source thinking/praxis in a cross-cultural setting.  About T(OST)AT 2017Another residential Gathering in the foothills of the French Pyrenees between Friday 9 - Monday 12 June involves:o   Practical work on a landscape project led by French members of Tostatenfleur,…See More
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Trust in organisational life, with Rob Warwick and Bob MacKenzie. RSVP by 13 March at The John Parry Conference Room 2, University of Chichester Business School

March 16, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm
Your invitation to a co-inquiry into trust in organisational lifePlease join us for a free post-publication co-inquiry into insights and experiences of trusting relationships at work. In this collaborative space, we'll engage in stimulating learning conversations and harvest ideas and energy for further development. Resources…See More
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T(OST)AT 2017: Open Source Thinking (4): RSVP by 28 March at Foothills of the French Pyrenees

June 9, 2017 at 6pm to June 12, 2017 at 2pm
Your invitation to join our OST project ...to embody open source thinking/praxis in a cross-cultural setting.  About T(OST)AT 2017Another residential Gathering in the foothills of the French Pyrenees between Friday 9 - Monday 12 June involves:o   Practical work on a landscape project led by French members of Tostatenfleur,…See More
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Reflective Journaling and Appreciative Inquiry, with John Sweet at Roots and Shoots

February 17, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
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Where do you live and work (City)?
I live in Southampton and work almost anywhere
What are your top professional skills?
fresh thinking, writing, coaching, mentoring, critical friendship, facilitating, action learning
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Promoting purposeful and effective learning and development in organizations, especially through the strategic uses of writing and conversations.
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, networking, inspiration, collegiate discussion/debate, collaboration
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
I'm currently intrigued - and exercised - by W Ross Ashby's (1956) Law of Requisite Variety. This states that:

'The larger the variety of actions available to a control system, the larger the variety of perturbations it is able to compensate'.

What, if anything, does this mean for our work in developing people, developing organisations, especially in the light of current thinking about chaos and complexity?
What kind of person are you?
Morning
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I am an independent organizational thinker, consultant, coach, mentor, facilitator and writer. My strategic uses of writing, and the conversations I facilitate, promote the interaction of rigorous thinking and practical application. In this way, I aim to inform, refresh, energise, inspire and encourage others to go on and do something new and satisfying.

Previously, I gained wide ranging professional and managerial experience in the public, private, not-for-profit and higher education sectors. I am a Director and Council Member of AMED, and Principal Consultant with Bob MacKenzie Associates. I am also Professor of Management Learning with the International Management Centres’ Business School, and Set Adviser on their Senior Executive Action Learning (SEAL) doctoral programme.

My work and travels have taken me to Africa, India, Europe and the USA, as well as throughout the UK. I am currently working on a book called ‘Writing as Strategy.’
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
I'd like AMED to continue to grow, flourish, adapt and contribute in what I see as its 3rd Renaissance period.
What do you do for your own development?
I write, read, talk, walk the dog, interact with keen minds and seek out convivial company. Another favourite quote - variously attributed - is "Sometimes I just sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits".
Your Business Website
http://www.mackenzie.explication.org.uk/

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Slower writing and reading for an age of distraction?

Slower writing and reading for an age of distraction.pdf

Here are some of my emerging ideas about the potential for slower writing and reading in an age of distraction.  I'd love to hear what you think of them.  Best wishes.  Bob

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 11:43 — 2 Comments

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At 5:55 on March 18, 2017, Tony Page said…

Thanks Bob for your welcome!

At 4:09 on January 16, 2017, Brian O'Neill said…

Yes, I didn't know how to upload a pic onto biog, Bob. I'll get around to sorting it. The big issue now is putting together my tax return, an annual task I keep putting off.

At 0:33 on August 25, 2016, Zoe Cohen said…

TT035.jpgthanks for the welcome Bob - I've tried a few times to add a photo (eg this one) and it just came up with an error message. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong

At 5:23 on August 4, 2016, Glen Williamson said…

Thank you, Bob and thank you for your message.

i hope you are enjoying the article!

I look forward to speaking soon and to being a member of AMED.

Kind regards,
Glen

At 11:25 on July 28, 2016, John H. Tobin said…

Hi, Bob and thanks for the welcome.  I was a member of Stacey's first DMan cohort, earning the degree in 2003, so very much a disciple.  I'm looking forward to participating in what the AMED community has to offer, and hope I can contribute in some way.  I don't have any decent recent or informal photos, but I'll update my profile with a traditional "empty suit" image that isn't too old. 

John 

At 13:44 on July 3, 2016, Ana-Paula Fonseca said…

Hello Bob,

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!!! Glad to part on this!! Best wishes!!!

At 0:16 on May 16, 2016, Jo Dipple said…

Bob,

Really sorry I am not going to be able to come to Brighton on Friday. Hope it goes well, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Regards, Jo

At 15:25 on March 6, 2016, Robert Gibson said…
Hello Bob
I cannot see where to access the article I contributed. You'll need to help me here. Thanks. I'll post a photo in due course, although there is one attached to my piece I believe. I'm content for you to use that one... Thanks, Robert
At 11:34 on January 29, 2016, Prabhu Guptara said…

Thanks, Bob.

Here you are (attached): 

Relational%20Lens%20CONTENTS%20and%20SUMMARIES.docx

At 18:42 on December 22, 2015, David Rosenbaum said…

Hi Bob,

Photo has now been uploaded. Very much looking forward to interacting inside this group.

Best regards from hot Sydney.

David

 
 
 

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