We Aren’t Machines

I like this tweet from Jan de Man Lapidoth:  It would seem that leading politicians and executives still think humans can be “changed” or directed like machines. Fascinating. It reminds me of a piece I read some time ago by Margaret Wheatley where she highlighted how much of our language is mechanistic. Here is one example: […]

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Harvesting Stories of Innovation Deaths

From a recent conversation about some innovative work that was recently stamped-out inside an organization after the supporter in the current leadership suddenly left (jobs ended, good work that was making a positive difference brought to an abrupt end – a death of sorts), I was reminded of speaker John Hagel who talked about innovation inside organizations. Some of […]

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Art of Hosting – V. Three

Almost half-way through my harvest attempt of my scribbled notes and mind maps from my recent Art of Hosting experience. Here is volume three. Berkana’s Two Loops – lifecycle of emergence. See the paper by Debbie Frieze and Margaret Wheatley, written to show that networks aren’t enough. We moved around on a large two loops […]

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