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Reciprocity in organisational life
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Rodgers Jul 23.

Trust in organisational life

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Bob MacKenzie replied to David McAra's discussion Resources for Open Source Thinking
"In the spirit of Open Source, here's a link to Robert Cserti's open source library of facilitation methods(SessionLab).  Robert would welcome your feedback."
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Developing professional and organisational relationships through reciprocity and writing, with Anna Fairtlough. RSVP by 16 August at Roots and Shoots

August 18, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Your invitationto another engaging AMED Writers’ Group workshop.  More optional conversations in the Ship Inn afterwards.  Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to spread the word.Reciprocity, OST and writing  The…See More
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"Dear Bob  Scotland is going well... beautiful Summer :) "
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"Hello Bob Looking forward to taking part on this!!! I hope to see you then!  Best wishes!!!"
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"Hello, Robert Welcome to the AMED Network.  It was good to speak to you earlier today.  If you have the energy, perhaps you might post an image of yourself, so that you and your new-found AMED colleagues can connect more readily across…"
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September 13, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm
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"Hello Bob, I think I have just added my photo. What is my membership number? So I can log in? Also, is there a chance I could share within the network information about a non-commercial event we are organising in Washington DC - Peer Coaching…"
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"Welcome to the AMED Network, Eva.  How about posting an image of yourself, so that you and your new-found colleagues can engage with each other more swiftly across time-space?  Best wishes.  Bob"
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Chris Rodgers replied to Bob MacKenzie's discussion Reciprocity in organisational life
"Thanks again, David. You're quite right about the focus of Claptrap, which is on how best to get one's message across. In this case, that simply provided the context for my more substantive point (or Ann Brennan's) that there is…"
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October 20, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
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August 18, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:15pm
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August 18, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:15pm
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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 — 4 Comments

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At 15:10 on August 14, 2017, Robert Cserti said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Bob!

Profile Image posted, and soon I will add more update. I'm also looking forward to explore what is the general impression about SessionLab and its open source facilitation library.

At 8:49 on August 7, 2017, Eva Francis said…

Hello Bob, I think I have just added my photo. What is my membership number? So I can log in? Also, is there a chance I could share within the network information about a non-commercial event we are organising in Washington DC - Peer Coaching Summit. If yes, how do I go about sharing within the network? Kindest regards Ewa

At 8:22 on June 26, 2017, Alan Wingrove said…

Hi Bob, thank you for the welcome and noticing so quickly. On the initial sign up, under 'add a photo' there's simply a text box, which doesn't let you. 

I was hoping that, when accepted, I could add one, which I've found to be the case.

I look forward to reading some of your articles - starting with slower writing and reading for an age of distraction - a particular interest of mine.

Best wishes, Alan.

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

 
 
 

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