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Exploring synergies and interaction between the Cynefin Framework and Theory of Constraints

As our business contexts become increasingly complex, the success rate of large scale transformation efforts and projects are rapidly decreasing. Many have been looking for answers to improve their performance and results, often jumping from one method to the next in search of “The Answer”.  It is not uncommon...

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Twelvetide 18:11 the numinous

I first came across the idea of the numinous when I picked up a second hand copy of Rudolf Otto’s book The Idea of the Holy which I picked up on one the Ampleforth retreats I mentioned in a previous post. Otto saw the idea of holy as...

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Twelvetide 18:10 integrity

In my opening post I mentioned integrity as one of the key words I wanted to address and in this post I want to link it to the idea of virtue - Philosophers amongst you will anticipate a reference to Aristotle here and I’ll come to that. The...

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Twelvetide 18:09 habits & the soul

One of those quotes from the bible that most people are, at least in the western tradition, aware of comes from Mark 8:36 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Fewer people recall the context with ease...

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Twelvetide 18:08 meaning making

Some years ago I was at an Academy of Management meeting in Washington DC to receive an award for original contributions to the field of knowledge management. As a part of that I had to make a presentation of an early version of Cynefin to a well...

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