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e-O&P Winter 2020 - Editorial Group

Editorial group for work in progress.  Please review the latest pdf version of your article.  If you want to change anything, download the Word version. switch on 'Track Changes', make your changes then email it back to me. See More
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"Excellent summary and beautiful video/choral music, Ruth. Thankyou."
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"You can  now view the slide summary of our Conference Presentation here (click on the link below).  Best wishes.  Ilaria Boncori, Paul Harrison, Bob MacKenzie, Christina Schwabenland, and Ruth Slater Reflecting and learning in lockdown"
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Summary slides for our 6 November Conference Presentation on 'Learning and Reflecting in Lockdown

Reflecting and learning in lockdownYou can view this slide summary of our 2-hour team presentation to Conference. And do watch out for the Palgrave Macmillan book chapter on which they are based.Please feel free to add your comments. Best wishes. Ilaria Boncori, Paul Harrison, Bob MacKenzie, Christina Schwabenland and Ruth Slater.See More
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"Thank you for posting this, Ruth. Perhaps it's worth adding that AMED is one of the sponsors of this conference.  Participation is free (though you need to register) and we hope that as manay AMED Members as possible might drop in to any…"
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"Uncertainties facing young people globally: an intergenerational issue A new OECD report looks at the uncertainties facing young people stemming from global trends such as ageing populations, digitalisation, rising inequalities and climate change…"
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Spreading the word about writing: Why? and How? with Claire Pearce at via Zoom, everywhere

October 16, 2020 from 1:15pm to 3:30pm
Claire writes about this free event: Self-discovery, self-soothing, self-expression – writing has so much to offer. It’s not just for writing poetry or novels. A lot of people don’t write because they feel they’re not ‘Writers’ with a capital ‘W’. There’s so much written (and spoken) about the value of writing (e.g. from…See More
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Critical Friends support session ‘Critical friendships are generous yet rigorous relationships that can co-create a more emergent, formative quality … . Through such interactions, critical friends naturally engage in mutual learning experiences that involve and develop insightful writing, conversations and other informed decisions and actions.’If you participated in our September support session, this could be an excellent opportunity to widen your circle of critical friends by spending time…See More
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"A timely link from Bruce:  David Attenborough on the Extinction Crisis. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000mn4n/extinction-the-facts."
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Critical Friends support session ‘Critical friendships are generous yet rigorous relationships that can co-create a more emergent, formative quality … . Through such interactions, critical friends naturally engage in mutual learning experiences that involve and develop insightful writing, conversations and other informed decisions and actions.’If you participated in our September support session, this could be an excellent opportunity to widen your circle of critical friends by spending time…See More
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Another Critical Friends Support session via Zoom for prospective e-O&P Authors and others, with John Sweet and Bob MacKenzie at wherever you are

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Critical Friends support session ‘Critical friendships are generous yet rigorous relationships that can co-create a more emergent, formative quality … . Through such interactions, critical friends naturally engage in mutual learning experiences that involve and develop insightful writing, conversations and other informed decisions and actions.’If you participated in our September support session, this could be an excellent opportunity to widen your circle of critical friends by spending time…See More
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OST2021: Re-energising through intergenerational engagement to address the climate emergency (Re-scheduled because of COVID-19) at The Old Stable, Bore Place

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Your invitation:  Given current unprecedented levels of turmoil, anxiety and confusion, we hope that, over our residential weekend Open Source Thinking (OST) 2021 Gathering, we can challenge and support each other creatively to return, refreshed, as recharged advocates and resources for effective action and change.  We are compressing our Gathering into a weekend, to provide a space and respite for busy people. …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".
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 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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