Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #34

This week

Rethinking agency

Second-order thinking

Understanding understanding

The WELL: the state of the world

Love Becomes A Savage / Always Never

Locking our perspective to what we can see

The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name

Learning from experience: toward consciousness

How our perspective changes based on our situation

Why we so often don’t understand what we’re talking about

Comparing Approaches to Addressing the Meta-Crisis and my list of links of list of links about meta-liminal-sensemaking stuff and tribes

We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change…

The Signal Report on building the field of systems change

The Only Way To Learn To Make Decisions Is Practice

Improvement, legibility, ecosystems, and change

The Systemic Leadership Summit encore

The Relational Work of Systems Change

Learning and teaching

Observing systems

top phive of the week

Looking where we see

What’s your example of an organisation spending time and energy like the drunk in the story, ‘looking for the keys under the lamp-post’? We miss the opportunities for innovation and creativity all the time we look where we know the answers. A police officer sees someone drunkenly searching under a streetlight. ‘What have you lost?’ … Continue reading Looking where we see →

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Do we understand what we’re talking about?

Harish Jose tweeted “Organizations do not learn. Organizations are not humans. #Stacey #Complexity(?)” And this generated an interesting set of responses, and a blog from Richard Veryard.

I later shared on social media:

Systems don’t exist.

Organisations don’t exist.

Does culture exist?

are all meaningless questions — category errors

And this kicked off a fascinating series of conversations which were more illustrative (to me) in that people were responding directly to their understanding of the words and message….

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improvement, legibility, ecosystems and change

Originally posted on Systems Community of Inquiry: In my talks about ‘commissioning’, ‘leadership’, ‘transformation’, and ‘systems thinking’, I often show people a picture of a bridge and a river — to start a conversation about how we are dealing with living systems rather than mechanistic ones. And to get people to think about the dangers…

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When have you seen someone change their position — and suddenly change their perspective?

The arrogant superstar suddenly brought low? The ardent Trade Unionist promoted to manager? The contract manager for the contact centre was at breaking point. ‘Those bastards! We told them about this change three weeks ago. They haven’t trained, they haven’t resourced, they’re blaming the service, and I know they’re going to use this as an excuse … Continue reading When have you seen someone change their position — and suddenly change their perspective? →

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Systemic Leadership Summit with over 100 encore summit sessions, January 16–25, 2022

SYSTEMIC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT When in doubt, Zoom out — Learn how from over 100 expert sessions covering: Leadership — Systems Thinking — Change and Much More! JANUARY 16–25, 2022 Register This year we offer over 100 encore summit sessions (and one or two new sessions as well) Systemic Leadership Summit

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systems | complexity | cybernetics

Aleem Khan in the LinkedIn Critical Systems Thinking Forum group

Any recommended source/write-up that explains second-order thinking? and how it is different from first

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Robert Rosen’s anticipatory systems | Louie (2010)

source: [PDF] Robert Rosen’s anticipatory systems | Semantic Scholar Robert Rosen’s anticipatory systems A. Louie Published 1 June 2010 Sociology Foresight Purpose — This article aims to be an expository introduction to Robert Rosen’s anticipatory systems, the theory of which provides the conceptual basis for foresight studies.Design/methodology/approach — The ubiquity of anticipatory systems in nature is […]

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THE SIGNAL REPORT Building the Field of Systems Change Insights from 40 systems leaders from across North America and Africa on the potential and the challenges of advancing systems change (2022)

THE SIGNAL REPORT Building the Field of Systems Change Insights from 40 systems leaders from across North America and Africa on the potential and the challenges of advancing systems change SIGNAL Report, Full.pdf — Google Drive

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The Good regulator theorem — Conant-Ashby

Good regulator Good regulator — Wikipedia EVERY GOOD REGULATOR OF A SYSTEM MUST BE A MODELOF THAT SYSTEM — Conant and Ashby, 1970

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Learning from Experience: Toward Consciousness — Torbert (1972) (full book)

source: (PDF) Learning from Experience: Toward Consciousness Learning from Experience: Toward Consciousness January 1972 William Torbert Abstract This book addresses the question of how people learn from experience. The topic is unusually slippery and easily eludes one’s grasp just when one feels one has it defined and placed. For example, scientific investigation seeks objective knowledge, […]

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We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change…

source: We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change… — The Communications Network — We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change… | The Communications Network We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change… FRAMINGNARRATIVERESEARCH Nat Kendall-Taylor CEOFrameWorks Institute @natkendallt Bill Pitkin FellowFrameWorks Institute @billpitkin Whether it’s systemic […]

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Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition | Heinz Von Foerster (2003)

source: Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition | Heinz Von Foerster | download Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition Heinz Von Foerster0 / 0 0 comments In these essays Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. […]

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Introduction to Systems Theory — Luhmann, Gilgen (translated) (2012)

source Introduction to Systems Theory | Wiley Introduction to Systems Theory Niklas Luhmann, Peter Gilgen (Translated by) ISBN: 978–0–745–64571–1 December 2012 Polity 300 Pages PRINTStarting at just $28.00 Paperback$28.00 HardcoverPrint on Demand$78.00 DESCRIPTION Niklas Luhmann ranks as one of the most important sociologists and social theorists of the twentieth century. Through his many books he developed a highly original form of systems […]

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Autopoiesis: Foundations of Life, Cognition, and Emergence of Self/Other — Call for papers — BioSystems — Journal — Elsevier

BioSystems Submit your Paper View Articles Guide for authors Track your paperOrder journal Autopoiesis: Foundations of Life, Cognition, and Emergence of Self/Other December 2021 Autopoiesis: Foundations of Life, Cognition, and Emergence of Self/Other — Call for papers — BioSystems — Journal — Elsevier

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Comparing Approaches to Addressing the Meta-Crisis | by Brandon Norgaard | Jan, 2022 | Medium

source: Comparing Approaches to Addressing the Meta-Crisis | by Brandon Norgaard | Jan, 2022 | Medium Comparing Approaches to Addressing the Meta-Crisis Brandon Norgaard3 hours ago·6 min read In the last couple of years, there has been an acceleration of community development, mostly online but also in-person, among people who are seeking new ideas and new […]

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The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days with second-order cybernetics | Heinz von Foerster & Albert Muller & Karl H. Muller & Elinor Rooks & Michael Kasenbacher (2014)

source: The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days with second-order cybernetics | Heinz von Foerster & Albert Muller & Karl H. Muller & Elinor Rooks & Michael Kasenbacher | download The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days with second-order cybernetics Heinz von Foerster & Albert […]

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Observing Systems | Heinz von Foerster (1984)

source: Observing Systems | Heinz von Foerster | download Observing Systems Heinz von Foerster0 / 0 0 comments Considered as a whole, the work of Heinz von Foerster can be taken as a framework for the understanding of cognition. This framework is not so much a fully completed edifice, but rather a clearly shaped space, where the major building […]

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Sense-making from visualising the field of systems change — Illuminate Systems

Source Sense-making from visualising the field of systems change — Illuminate Systems Sense-making from visualising the field of systems change Introduction Illuminate is a collaborative network designed to connect people committed to cultivating the field and practice of systems change towards a just, equitable and regenerative future for all. We know that to achieve systems […]

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We Need to Let Go of the Bell Curve

We Need to Let Go of the Bell Curve by Adrian Gore January 14, 2022 We Need to Let Go of the Bell Curve

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The Relational Work of Systems Change — Milligan, Zerda and Kania , with webinar Feb 3, 2020, 2pm EST

Article: The Relational Work of Systems Change The Relational Work of Systems Change Webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uduCqqD8uE9Yqq-NeEihzWeUS2Cg_lSsFL collective impact forum newsletter: The Relational Work of Systems Change By Katherine Milligan, Juanita Zerda, and John KaniaFor the next installment of Collective Impact: 10 Years Later, we are excited to share the article, “The Relational Work of Systems Change,” by Katherine Milligan, Juanita […]

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Rethinking agency — The 2022 agenda for the systems community — Klein, Buckle, Nguyen, Preiser, Ison (2021)

Rethinking agency — The 2022 agenda for the systemscommunity Rethinking agency — The 2022 agenda for the systems community

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25 things I’ve learned about leadership and systems | by Oliver Standing | Medium

25 things I’ve learned about leadership and systems Oliver Standing Aug 19, 2021·3 min read As part of my system’s change Basecamp course with School of System Change at Forum for the Future I promised myself I’d capture in a journal insights about leadership and systems that struck me whilst staring out of the window […]

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Teach Systems Thinking — resources

source: Teach Systems Thinking This page draws on materials developed at the 2010 Cutting Edge workshop on Complex Systemsand the 2012 InTeGrate workshops on Teaching the Methods of Geoscience andSystems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences.System thinking is an important skill for students as they grapple with the complex challenges that lie at the intersection of Earth systems and […]

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ethics in public service

Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: #ir35 #offpayroll

CEST: A software team who forgot to keep their detailed test data

After the Public Accounts Committee quizzed HMRC about its CEST tool (April 2019), in…

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Lorries stuck at checkpoints for four days due to ‘terrible’ new Brexit red tape | The Independent

Exclusive: Logistics firm told HMRC is ‘too busy’ to deal with trucks stuck in customs controls

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Staff blow whistle on Environment Agency that ‘no longer deters polluters’ | Environment Agency | The Guardian

Exclusive: Officers say cuts and operational decisions have made England’s regulator ‘toothless’

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Firms fined £33m for role in council pre-paid card ‘cartels’ | Public Finance

Five payments providers have been fined a combined £33m for “illegal cartel behaviour” that reduced choice for councils buying pre-paid cards used to distribute welfare payments to the poorest in society. — Short form article, Financial management, Pre-paid Cards, the Payments System Regulator, competition, Welfare payments, Banking & finance, Local government

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environmental and social justice

The WELL: State of the World 2022

The WELL: State of the World 2022

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more brain food

Building a New Model of Ownership Through Systemic Leadership — van Toorn

BUILDING A NEW MODEL OF OWNERSHIP THROUGH SYSTEMIC LEADERSHIP BYTYL VAN TOORN. Building a New Model of Ownership Through Systemic Leadership

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Game~B Film

THE FILM RESOURCES NFTs CONTACT FIND THE OTHERS WATCH FILM “There is a future of thriving that awaits us. It would be a shame to miss it.” –THE SAGE “As a Game~B pioneer, you must do what is yours to do and bring together all of the necessary roles to sustain the principles of wholeness […]

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Teacher Tom: The Only Way To Learn To Make Decisions Is Practice

Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

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Bitter Fruit: Marshall McLuhan and the Rise of Fake News

In Orson Welles’s classic movie Citizen Kane, the eponymous hero publishes a statement of principles on the front page of his newspaper, “I’ll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly. … They’re going to get the truth from the

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What is sensemaking? | Centre For Public Impact (CPI)

source: What is sensemaking? | Centre For Public Impact (CPI) Last spring, our Executive Director, Adrian Brown, shared what we’ve been learning about reimagining government over the past few years and introduced CPI as a learning partner: an organization that helps others build their own capacity to learn. This is how we believe that we can best […]

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interlude

Musical interlude

Love Becomes A Savage — The Lilac Time https://bit.ly/3G0M1ml Porcupine Tree- Always never https://bit.ly/31rcDxO

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