Category - Complexity

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Complicity
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ELLI profiles: size matters
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Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship: Becoming a Story Maker
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Complexity, Computing, Contemplation, Learning?

ELLI profiles: size matters

OK, I want to launch a thread here which sets out an issue I’ve pondered for a while now, as I’ve understood more and more of the approach to learning power that ELLI embodies, but bringing in some thinking on information visualization, and critically, the underlying assumptions on which these depend. After some good email exchanges with Tim Small and Ruth Deakin Crick from the U.Bristol/Vital teams, it’s worth moving this into the blogosphere because some good stuff is coming out, and we welcome wider views. We all know how to read a spider Diagram, right? Spider Diagrams are used widely, providing a visual overview of multidimensional scores, but providing more shape information for the human eye than a simple[…]

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Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship: Becoming a Story Maker

Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship TIm Coburn 2011 Tim Coburn led the second seminar in the ‘Re-thinking  Leadership and Learning Seminar Series’  at Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education yesterday. It was an original, rigorous and exciting seminar which authentically ‘did what it said on the tin’.   A key take home idea  is that  becoming a STORY MAKER  is a key element of corporate and individual agency and leadership.

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Complexity, Computing, Contemplation, Learning?

Beyond conscious rationality All of my work has been around harnessing the digital world to get us to go beyond the surface and think more deeply. Up till now this has been largely focused on rational modes of thinking, inquiry and sensemaking — hence all the stuff on argumentation, dialogue/debate mapping and hypermedia. However, we are more than rational beings, and we know an increasing amount about the central role of the unconscious in dealing creatively with complex dilemmas that seem not to yield to conscious effort. I’ve touched on this a bit but it’s certainly been second fiddle adding harmonies to the primary melody. For instance, having been profoundly impressed, and moved, by Adam Kahane’s conflict resolution work (Solving[…]

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