Penny - Just seen your note on Linkedin. I've picked up the ball and posted it as a discussion on AMED. Plus I've lifted some of David's words and raised them as a question on Linkedin. (I've emailed him).
So lets hope we get lots of takers.
Hi Penny, sorry for the late reply, I've been very busy lately both in my personal and business lives! Sustainability is a personal interest, and so one that I try to bring into my work actions as well, but primarily it's something close to my heart.
Penny, thank you for your comments about my work. I agree - there is undoubtedly synergy somewhere! I am skilled for work in facilitating emergent change where the future is still unimaginable and uncertainty intolerable. I like your quote too - whether Goethe said it or not! Do stay in touch & I am in & out of London (Harley St) so happy to connect in whatever way suits. Jo
Hi Penny, it's on two levels. My business interest is very much about everything that a business does being sustainable, with a special focus on the people space. This means recruiting the right people and then investing in their development and the effective use of their skills over time, as well as driving engagement and reducing the attrition rate. On a personal level it's important to me in everyday life, and I'm building a food business with a close friend where those principles will apply in our products and activities. Obviously my interest will be expressed from a distance!
Just trying to put the finishing touches to a critical review of the field of people and organisational development using a complexity perspective. Emergent change at the edge-of-chaos is where its at for me right now. Collecting ideas together for a workshop on leadership and complexity.
Would have loved to come to the biomimicry session, but will be in Brussels working on a conference on sustainable fisheries reform (the old Common Fisheries Policy - again).
Have joined the SD group as well. And I'd have loved to come to the Sept 30th event but had committed to doing a team coaching day then before the date change. Really disappointed as I went to a biomimicry talk at the Hay Festival by Michael Pawlyn which was inspiring - if you haven't come across him before have a look at his website at http://www.exploration-architecture.com/
I met Belina at the writers' group last week and when I mentioned I work in sustainability, she recommended I join this group - and get in touch with you. I see the SDN is still quite small (!) but would love to know more about what you have in mind for the network and have a chat with you - and Belina - about change in sustainability...seems to be an emerging art!
Have a lovely week,
PS I notice you use The Natural Step; I found out about AMED through a group of friends who all studied at the school in Sweden.