Paul Z Jackson
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Surprising turn in your career - characteristic of AMED members?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Penny Walker Jun 24, 2010.

Reflective Conversations - a new opportunity
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Reinventing Networking
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This is a group to discuss all aspects of coaching. Please share your questions, comments, insights and any interesting cases.
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John Evans replied to Paul Z Jackson's discussion Coach as developer? in the group Coaching
"Hi Paul, Your post from 2010 caught my eye. I have been fortunate to work with coachees who are progressing through long term leadership development programmes which incorporate significant, coachee defined, organisational change projects. In these…"
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Where do you live and work (City)?
St Albans, London and beyond
What are your top professional skills?
Facilitation, workshop/training design, improvisation
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Organisational consulting, coaching, strategy
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, networking, collaboration
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
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More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
Author, improviser, solutions-focus practitioner
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
innovation, discussion
What do you do for your own development?
read, meet, attend workshops and conferences, try new things
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Paul Z Jackson's Blog

I don't want to dance

At a workshop or a conference, some people arrive pumped-up and enthusiastic to get involved. These are often the organisers, though perhaps a few participants are up for it too. Others are cagier or more reluctant. What strategies do we have for managing this array of different states in which people will arrive?

Much depends on what you ask them to do – and when. Timing is crucial. There may be an activity at the start to which as a…


Posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:00

What makes a network successful?

I've been studying more and less successful networks to identify what works well. We discussed this topic at the recent St Albans AMED gathering. And these seem to be some of the characteristics:…


Posted on March 27, 2010 at 4:05 — 3 Comments

What is OD? Defining the practice and profession of Organisational Development

There was a fascinating discussion during the first meeting of the St Albans AMED group about what connected us as OD practitioners. For one thing, we mostly didn't call ourselves OD practitioners, but felt we might be thought of in that way from time to time.

When we discussed what OD was, I certainly recognised some of the practices.

It was said:

When organisations have complex, intangible problems that are difficult to articulate, those problems belong to… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 22:50 — 1 Comment

Social Media

Trends in social media for the next year - interesting article and set of comments.

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 3:37 — 1 Comment

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At 1:56 on October 26, 2012, Julie Allan said…

Not sure my 'message' would be seen by folk who saw your 'comment', so here's the 'comment' to say that Chris Rodgers has been wise in Gloucestershire for some while. . . let's hope I'm not DEcreasing the overall 'WQ'!! Julie

At 21:42 on October 7, 2009, Mary Ann Burress said…
Hi Paul, I love your book The Solutions Focus and enjoyed the workshop with Mark McKergow in early 2002. Was in The Netherlands at the time.
At 4:31 on September 1, 2009, Deborah Ann Booth said…

Thanks for reply to my queries re next Group meeting. Will post it as my house 21st Sept. Sounds like you're really busy at the moment. if you are ever free would love to chat over lunch , ? at breakfast club.

At 3:59 on August 30, 2009, Roger Barrett said…
Hi Paul, you can reach me on

At 3:25 on June 26, 2009, Deborah Ann Booth said…
Am flattered you think my corres with Ned about complexity theory etc might be of wider interest. Would be delighted to share. As technophobe neophyte not quite sure how to go about your suggestions (or what they mean). As my 17 year old not speaking to me right now would be grateful for any assistance.

Am pleased to find another AMED member in ST ALbans. Are there any more? AMED used to have local groups but when I looked recently for a nearby one to join I couldn't find one.

Are you going to the AGM? I am.
At 8:10 on June 10, 2009, Gary Purser said…
Paul - so when's the next meet - do you want to pop around for a tea nad a bun one day - suggest a date and let's see what we can do.

At 5:54 on April 28, 2009, David F McAra said…
Hi, Paul. Well done with the videos. I meant to get some at our session in Aberdeen last week but forgot. Ideally, they might give a little more: one of the jokes Tony mentions or one of the tips valued by Amer and Belina. Otherwise, why should I trust them?


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