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'We can all create a better Britain (world) for the next generation(s).  There are big economic and social benefits for everyone involved - and our collective futures depend on making it happen.'  (Stephen Burke) Your Invitation: Please join us for an open session to share and explore ideas about how different generations might come together for the common good.  An…See More
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7th Annual Humanistic Management Conference: 'Solidarity and the Common Good’ at Jagiellonian University in Krakow

October 10, 2019 at 9am to October 11, 2019 at 6pm
You are welcome to join us for this international gathering in the ancient Polish university city of Krakow.  The newly-formed Humanistic Management UK Chapter, supported by AMED, is leading a plenary Open Space session.Christina Schwabenland, Humanistic Management UK Chapter Lead, writes:‘It has been a while since I wrote to everyone on this list. I hope that you have…See More
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June 21, 2019 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
'We can all create a better Britain (world) for the next generation(s).  There are big economic and social benefits for everyone involved - and our collective futures depend on making it happen.'  (Stephen Burke) Your Invitation: Please join us for an open session to share and explore ideas about how different generations might come together for the common good.  An…See More
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Inter-generational writing and conversations, with Beth Davis, Alison Piasecka and Bob MacKenzie at Roots and Shoots, Lambeth

June 21, 2019 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
'We can all create a better Britain (world) for the next generation(s).  There are big economic and social benefits for everyone involved - and our collective futures depend on making it happen.'  (Stephen Burke) Your Invitation: Please join us for an open session to share and explore ideas about how different generations might come together for the common good.  An…See More
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"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!"
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Writing within practice based learning: implications for artful practice and development, with James Traeger and Rob Warwick at Room 2.02, Bishop Otter Campus via the Costa Coffee lounge,

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Your invitation: Please join some 18 others for AMED’s free 2019 Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop, hosted by the University of Chichester's Centre for Sustainable Business.   About practice based learning (PBL): As we become more expert in our practice, we lose the ability to put our finger on what exactly it is that we are good at. Our practice becomes intuitive…See More
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"Thank you, Ned, for 'disaggregating' individual copies of each author's article.  Great work.  Best wishes.  Bob"
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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 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.

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!

 
 
 

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