Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Learn how to apply Cynefin for sense-making, change, and decision support. Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. As 2014 closes with a full-to-capacity series of CSM courses in London, we’re delighted to announce the first Cynefin and Sense-Making courses of 2015. We start the year with courses in Zurich, Auckalnd and London. Later in the year we plan to have more on the East Coast of North America, Asia and South America. Zurich: 27 - 30 January 2015.

Habitual change

Dave Snowden

Then I had the Diabetes diagnosis and that triggered drastic change which allowed me to start the Round Wales Walk and return to the mountains of Snowdonia not to mention discovering the Brecon Beacons anew. Creating a habit of an hours physio exercises every day is a lot more problematic.

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change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. Even punishing the person in charge will change little. Changing leaders will not change the system from which they emerged.

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Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

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Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions. People are fundamentally influenced by the micro narratives of their day to day lives, rather than grand narratives of change and admonishment.

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Top 3 Myths About Change Management

KCC Business Psychology

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. Several organizations formulate a communications plan and focus on presenting the changes in information sessions to employees.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I doubt whether learning can actually be managed by anyone other than the person who is developing their own skills, capability and changes in their behaviour. Learning can only be said to have occurred when behaviour has demonstrably changed.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? This really changes the way I think about motivating my team and myself. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

It was an incredible experience to think that right there in that room might be a student with a big idea that could change the world — and now they could actually make that happen through the internet. The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects. By nature it is as neutral as gravity. It favors nothing and is not partial to anything.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 17 2008 Help! Make a note of their observations and any changes they might suggest.

Cycles of ‘changes’

Dave Snowden

Loosing weight is not just about self-esteem, combined with exercise it has a definite cognitive impact. A couple of weeks ago I realised that I was going to run out of clothes shortly. Weight loss means that the classic trousers falling down sketch from Brian Rix et. al is becoming a cyclical experience. I am now down to 96kg over 21kg lost since May with another 14kg to go. One of the consequences of this is that I have been moving through my wardrobe.

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act?

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. Her points about leadership and change.

Change Your Behavior, Change Your Mind

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you change your behavior, you change your mind. This is the essence: If you change your behavior, you change your mind. We tend to think the opposite, that our beliefs must change first and then our behavior will come along later. Much of professional development is about trying to change people's attitudes by "training" them that they should think differently. Credit: Change Your Behavior.

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The power of habits — and the power to change them

Dan Pink

And how can we change them? In the last 15 years, as we’ve learned how habits work and how they can be changed, scientists have explained that every habit is made up of a cue, a routine and a reward. Take exercise. Habits can be ignored, changed, or replaced.

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. It was life changing. An interesting change. Things change on all sides.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Beth Kanter

It could also be used as a professional networking exercise at a conference or as an icebreaker for a training, especially if the training was focused on networks or professional networking skills. We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations.

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » From the Globe and Mail : A body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind.

Steven Berlin Johnson

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, butamong 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not great. My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth Kanter

Since the theme this year was “Change Making,” I taught a workshop on self-care for change makers based on my forthcoming book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman.

Our Top Tips for Learning from Home


Exercise Your Mind & Body “When the hustle and bustle of early classes and 'having to be somewhere' are removed, we neither move around as much nor have the mental / emotional exercise and stimulation of our normal routines. Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts.

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Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

And, I think a previous exercise in thinking transformation is valuable here. To future-proof what I propose is one driver, so tech changes don’t undermine relevance. Let’s change workflows to align better with what’s known about how we work.

SAP may be betting on the right horses, but how about the jockeys?

Martijn Linssen

Again, this was a hard human task and the beholder of beauty was me Here's the list, and the count - only the top 30: Update September 28th 12:10 CET: I redid most of the exercise (see the comment-conv between Ethan and me below) and delivered the cross-reference list as one would like to have it.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

In preparation for his part in our “fish bowl&# exercise, he drafted an outline that I really appreciated. It provides opportunities for continuous experimentations as well as controlled frequent and rapid changes.

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? 30 second exercise!

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses.

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Just like message consistency, storytelling, and interviewing skills, proficiency with social media like Facebook and Twitter increases their capacity to make change happen for children in their state. Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed.

COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

It’s a good time to exercise our imaginations about what we personally think might be the results – upside scenarios, downside scenarios, really weird scenarios, whatever people are imagining. Who will work to constrain change?

Cynefin St David’s Day 2020 (1 of n)

Dave Snowden

They will all have mountain pictures … Getting to the meat … So in this first post, I want to address two changes in Cynefin and I want to make it clear this are not yet firm, but likely. The change from Obvious to Clear. The change from disordered to A/C.

Our Tips for Balancing Kids & Working from Home


My kids have to journal, timestamp and photograph what they do to physically, socially and mentally exercise each day, and I think they’re actually enjoying it.”. Tips for Balancing Working & Parenting from Home.

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Message to the Masses

Adaptive Path

I barely get my car in for an oil change on time once every eight months or so. The “Exercise” message we ignored, since we both run, swim, cycle and compete in race events. Whatever you produce: pamphlets, web applications, toothbrushes, requirements documents … I expect the folks that do the actual work and make the approvals “get it” and change their ways. Tags: Behavior Change Communication Content Strategy Guest Blogger

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Minimalist Living: Why Fewer Things Equals Greater Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

Guilt isn’t an effective exercise! Change your approach. If you’re a creative person, a pack rat, a shopper or a collector, minimalist living and the idea that fewer things equals greater happiness may feel impossible to you. It doesn’t have to be!

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ingrain the process. “In the long run you’ll reap the greatest value from scenario exercises by establishing an iterative cycle - that is, a process that continually orients your organization toward the future while keeping an eye on the present, and vice versa.”.

The Virtuous Cycle of Existing Theory and Big Data

Andy McAfee

In recent decades a ton of research has led to the conclusion that while some aspects of our personalities change over time, others are remarkably stable. I was expecting to see lots of the words that appear there, but not such large clusters related to sports, exercise, and getting outdoors.

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Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

When a system experiences pressure to change (normally triggered by the external context), this pressure creates tension in the system: opposing forces of a push for novelty and a pull towards stability. Conflicting alone doesn’t lead to change.

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

With the wider threat of climate change, we need to seize the opportunity to create a more aware and resilient society. Are there indications of the changing contours of geo-political influences and power?

How I work

Clark Quinn

For health reasons I try to get a walk in, and, ideally, some exercise. There is a torture device exercise machine in my office. I’m not one of those who has to get fancy dressed every morning, so I just change from sleep clothes into sweats and a t-shirt. So, I work from home. A lot. And lots of folks are providing advice for those who have to make the shift in these interesting times.

Conceptualizing AI in Human Terms is Misleading and Potentially Harmful

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Humans wouldn’t have been fooled by the slight perturbations to the training images because we’re much more resilient to such minor changes. “We speak of machines that think , learn , and infer.

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The Daily Routine for Happiness

Jay Cross

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Exercise for 10 minutes. Gandhi. I’m living the happiness and well-being practices I am prescribing to others. Happiness requires a routine. A couple of activities a day is all it takes to make you happier.

Early detection, fast recovery

Dave Snowden

My arrival with evidence that a partial starvation approach coupled with exercise could allow a curative pathway was ignored or in the immortal words of General Melchett pooh-poohed although it was (in the immortal worlds of Captain Blackadder) purely circumstantial.

authority plus reputation

Harold Jarche

Leadership is exercised through authority in the formal system, and through reputation in the informal one. These things create the illusion of control, but in a world that’s changing rapidly, they ironically don’t provide you with actual control.