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  • COMPLEXITY

    Big basins of bollocks

    January 31, 2019

    There has always been red tape in Government.  Now there are fantasies of duct tape.  According to a report, US border patrol officials have been emailed and asked by the...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • COMPLEXITY

    Getting "Unstuck"

    January 26, 2019

    Today I’ve spent a lot of time staring at a blank page.  I’m meant to be in the middle stages of writing a book.  “Books don’t get written,” my mind screams, “if...

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    By Wendy Bittner

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Three Ways to Cultivate Complexity Fitness

    January 20, 2019

    Last month, in a blog about what I learned on the mountain, I introduced the term Complexity Fitness.  As a reminder, Complexity Fitness Means being well-adapted—in a holistic...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • BELIEFS

    School for Reckoning

    December 13, 2018

    In a jury trial, a team gets picked from the sampled population of eligible citizens. Recently this included me. There can be a lot of waiting until they call your number, take you to a...

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    By Fred Jones

  • COMPLEXITY

    What the Mountain Taught Me About Complexity Fitness

    December 6, 2018

    During hard climbing, the world shrinks to touch, pressure, kinesthetics.  The mind is not separate from these.  (from Teewinot, by Jack Turner) Four months ago, in the company of my...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    An Agile Organization is a Wise One

    November 30, 2018

    Written by Jennifer Garvey Berger, Ciela Hartanov, Nick Petrie Your organization is not prepared. You may have the right structure, business model and  revenue streams for today, but...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Relying on the obvious

    November 13, 2018

    A few years ago I was standing at the front of a line for immigration at Paris’s De Gaulle airport when one of the immigration officials called out “Psssst – All Black!” and waved...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Widening the reach of the theories of our lives

    October 30, 2018

    Changing on the Job will come out in its fourth language in December, the beginning of a movement and the outcome of a labor of love from the translator Hanne Lindblad. Here is a look at...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Best Thursday Ever

    September 10, 2018

    So here’s the thing.  If it is at all possible, you should come to the Leading in Complex Times event we’re having in London on 20 September. Take the day off. Hop on a Eurostar....

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Uncertainty sucks

    August 17, 2018

    Remember my glitteringly clear biopsy? The “no malignant or suspicious cells” response I found so totally heartening? It turns out that the complete lack of any kind of cells other...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Pleating of time and possibility

    August 15, 2018

    On the other side of the planet, in another time and another season but at this instant, Doug Silsbee is being farewelled by friends and family in what must be a spectacular—moving,...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    All the way down

    July 10, 2018

    Writing more than thirty years ago physicist Stephen Hawking began his classic book “A Brief History of Time” with the story about a famous scientist giving a public lecture on...

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    By Keith Johnston

  • COMPLEXITY

    Development and Football Punditry

    June 22, 2018

    In this season of World Cup fever, I am consumed by my boyish passion for the game. So, whenever I can, I watch the matches live or in replay. I even listen to the post-match commentaries...

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    By Zafer Achi

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Tipping into the light

    June 22, 2018

    I am writing this in Ireland, in the fishing village of Dingle, where I have come to search for the past. My dad and I are here to find out who we were before our ancestors set sail from...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    We might guess where it is going.  It is almost certainly not ‘home’

    June 20, 2018

    English football fans at the FIFA World Cup in Russia are singing the “3 Lions” song with its refrain, “It’s coming home.”  By ‘it’ they mean the World Cup.  The ‘coming...

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    By Keith Johnston

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