Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #25

what I stand for

I’m passionate about the systems | cybernetics | complexity field, and about trying to change things for the better. I work in public service transformation. I love insight porn, but I prefer everything-you-know-is-wrong porn. I enjoy whimsy and wry humour and it turns out I care a lot about ethics, especially in the conduct of public life. I guess I’ll share a lot more as we go on.

top phive of the week

systems | complexity | cybernetics

The Impossibility of Automating Ambiguity | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Second order cybernetics — Glanville (2008) in Systems science and cybernetics. Encyclopedia of life support systems | Systems Community of Inquiry

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https://www.pangaro.com/glanville/Glanville-SECOND_ORDER_CYBERNETICS.pdf

Iluminate — cultivating the field and practice of systems change | Systems Community of Inquiry

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https://www.illuminatesystems.org/ We support the emergence of systems change practice, to advance the wellbeing of people and planet Community on Mighty Networks https://illuminate-community.mn.co/share/rusUsegR1_JHImme Presentation on Illuminate: cultivating the field and practice of systems change to advance the wellbeing of people and planet https://cocreative.app.box.com/s/jn6881l4axtdar9hc3h9yyevzc4orq9w Survey for visualising the field and practice of systems change: https://airtable.com/shrLEmmnh24oFqGSn Follow-up from…

Systems Thinking as if People Mattered Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens and Managers | Ulrich (1998) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Systems Thinking as if People Mattered Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens and Managers [PDF] Systems Thinking as if People Mattered Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens and Managers | Semantic Scholar Systems Thinking as if People Mattered Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens and Managers W. UlrichPublished 1998Political Science This Working Paper offers a revised version of a…

How Maxwell’s Demon Continues to Startle Scientists | Quanta Magazine | Systems Community of Inquiry

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How Maxwell’s Demon Continues to Startle Scientists The thorny thought experiment has been turned into a real experiment — one that physicists use to probe the physics of information.How Maxwell’s Demon Continues to Startle Scientists | Quanta Magazine

public | service | transformation

Commissioning is an approach to transformation

A core piece from me (pdf)

Spotlighting Shared Outcomes for Social Impact Programs That Work — Stanford Social Innovation Review — Eleanor Carter and Nigel Ball of the Government Outcomes Lab — PSTA

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How can you quickly assess how you are doing as a #leader? — the once-chosen path

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And how are you actually doing? Hint: it doesn’t involve navel-gazing, it needs you to #gosee This is a follow-on to my post about ‘ten principles for (public) service #transformation’ (see here for more: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_redquadrant-ten-principles-for-service-activity-6798501196282892288-tWom/). It’s about how you run the #organisation in a context of meeting citizen and community needs — or, better, help…

Benjamin Taylor: Tips on making place-based working work | Local Government Chronicle (LGC)

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Failure is overdetermined in integration projects but some things really do work, writes the chief executive of the Public Service Transformation Academy.

Child exploitation is everyone’s business — contextual safeguarding can help. | Government Transformation

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The Radical Way_shifting the social paradigm — Hilary Cottam — PSTA

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On her blog, Hilary writes: What is the new relationship required between the state and our communities?

Serving the Citizens — Not the Bureaucracy — Sascha Haselmayer for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs presents a strategic vision for city procurement. — PSTA

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Sascha Haselmayer of New America, Ashoka, and City Mart (www.citymart.com) is a leading thinker and practitioner on dynamic, citizen-centred procurement

Why money spend on public health is a sound investment — Greg Fell — PSTA

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Left shift. Show me the evidence — Sheffield DPH

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we all want “better evidence” on “prevention” Was thinking about that q of “if only we had good evidence on prevention” Apols this is a bit policy wonky …..but sort of important Yes we DO all want “better evidence” on “prevention” Alot call for harder edged evidence on return on investment to back up a…

organisational development / transformation

Why is a bridge and water such a good explanation of how people go wrong with business transformation? | Government Transformation

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Have you heard of the brown contract? 💩 — the once-chosen path

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It’s a simple way to work on relationships, introduced to me by our then-company coach. And brown means what you might be thinking but can’t believe I actually mean. So, you sit down with your business partner, client, consultant, colleague, or whatever. Try to do this early on in the relationship (done late, it would…

ethics in public service

Prince Charles’s former aide quits as charity boss amid cash-for-honours claims | Prince Charles | The Guardian

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Michael Fawcett resigns from The Prince’s Foundation after accusations he offered to help secure a knighthood for Saudi donor

Police corruption and the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan — podcast | News | The Guardian

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The brutal murder has become Britain’s most investigated killing — but 34 years later it remains unsolved and mired in findings of police corruption

environmental and social justice

‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt | Soil | The Guardian

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The mysterious world under our feet is under threat. Protecting it is as vital as tackling the climate crisis, scientists warn

more brain food

The Magnification of Small Differences — Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin — Overcast | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Seth Godin in a brilliant rant on his home turf; the sociological impact of power laws and the consequent impact on human cretivity and possibilities. Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin The Magnification of Small Differences May 19, 2021The Magnification of Small Differences — Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin — Overcast Akimbo: A Podcast…

What idea changed the way you see the world? — the once-chosen path

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Threshold concepts, or gateway ideas, are ideas that, once you get them, change your way of thinking permanently. There’s no going back. And you’re stuck with it. Realising that ‘you’re not the child your parent had in mind’ (as Peter Block says) is a big one. Deep systems insights like power+systems dynamics or the Viable…

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