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Private Passions of the 18 December 2020 AMED Writers' Group
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The Business of writing, with Nick Yapp and Bob MacKenzie (AMED Writers' Group, 19 June 2020)
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February 19, 2021 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Your invitation:  Please join in this vital conversation, facilitated by Bridget McKenzie, founder of Climate Museum UK (CMUK).  The workshop will offer some imaginative ways to approach and explore the Climate & Ecological Emergency, its impacts on you, your communities and organisations. This event is made possible through the initiative of AMED’s Shelagh Doonan, and is part of AMED’s programme exploring Urgent Societal Issues. We’re extending the invitation beyond the AMED Writers’ Group…See More
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CLI Webinar: Work after Lockdown: What have we learnt from organisations’ crisis response to the pandemic?, with Dr Jane Parry, Southampton Business School at Anywhere, via Zoom

January 20, 2021 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Dr Christina Schwabenland is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463849447?pwd=VEh3S3dDVDVIaW0vVjZFOWRLejZwUT09 Meeting ID: 834 6384 9447; Passcode: 251630Abstract: Over the course of 18 months, the ESRC Work after Lockdown research is looking at how lockdown-driven working from home is changing how people want to work in the future, as well as organisations’ responses and…See More
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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".
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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 11:23 on October 15, 2020, Fizza Hasan said…

Thank you, Bob. That's a great idea. 

At 11:30 on August 13, 2020, Heather Day said…

Thank you Bob.

I was a member of AMED previously and I am glad to be back here now.

Looking forward to the session next Friday

Best wishes

Heather 

At 8:57 on February 19, 2020, Dr Tony McNulty said…

Thanks Bob - actually I have never left AMED and have indeed been a member since the 1980s when Marguerite Greatorex?? used to run meetings at the Polytechnic of Central London.  What I have never done before is signed onto the AMED website.  This post certainly ages me.  And latterly I find myself increasingly citing Mark Twain: "I have nothing against retirement, so long as it does not interfere with my work."     

At 5:49 on May 25, 2019, Brian Watts said…

Hi Bob, what a delightful day yesterday.  I really enjoyed the amount of laughter that we shared,that was really good for my soul!  Thank-you.  Photo done!

At 3:55 on March 14, 2019, Bill Critchley said…

Buy the way I didn't write this at 3.54 but at 9.55 - it can't even get the time right!

At 3:54 on March 14, 2019, Bill Critchley said…

Yes I do find it hard to navigate.  Apparently my article is on it somewhere but I can't see how to find it, although David McAra is attempting to help me.  When does the full virtual publication come out?

At 12:15 on November 4, 2018, Ilaria Boncori said…

Dear Bob (and colleagues),

Many thanks for having me, I hope my little article is of interest and I look forward to being part of this community.

Best,

Ilaria

At 2:37 on November 21, 2017, Ben Gibbs said…

Hi Bob ... thanks for your welcome last month. 

One month in though, and I'm confused about how to ensure I see what's going on. I've yet to receive any form of notification or email from the network, although I guess there has been stuff happening. 

My issue is that I don't have the time to remember to login or search, but rather need to set up notifications for the areas that interest me. How do I do that?

Yours

Ben

At 2:17 on September 6, 2017, Johnnie Moore said…

Will do!

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.

 
 
 

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