I started thinking that, as in studying an art work one likes, it’s important to know the historical context out of which something came and I began working on this post. Given that this is the last (?) week of #rhizo15 I realized that, imperfect and incomplete as it is, I better post it. It was an interesting exploration, not least because I realized how subjective my own sense of the 1980s was… your history-mileage may vary 🙂 All images except this, the middle one by Jennifer Bartlett and the last one are from 1980(ish) unless otherwise stated. As we investigate … Continue reading Bricolage: “Those crunching noises pervading the air!” 1980 #rhizo15
A lot of my work over the last few years, and my thesis (which led to many of the ideas in this presentation) has led me to the idea of relational leadership so I’ve been fascinated to discover Kenneth Gergen and the Taos Institute and its affiliates working hard to figure out what the new patterns and methods might be. They recently hosted a series of conversations by webinar – still available to watch here – and I was able to get to a couple of them. Now I want to graphically record all of them – such exciting thinking. Continue reading Relational Leadership Webinar Graphics
Dan Pontefract, author of Flat Earth: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, was having a contest. It is over, so I won’t win a book, but I’m going to go buy his book anyway as I really like the way he is thinking about work and connections… and it gave me a chance to process some of what I was thinking about over the last weeks and last week in particular. The question he’s asking is “How do you define the word ‘work.’” I was in Toronto taking a refresher course in a planning method we use a … Continue reading What is the work?