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  • CHANGE

    Attracting the future

    August 10, 2013

    Complexity theory offers us the idea of attractors, which are things around which particular phenomena gather. Vague enough for you? When I first was reading about chaos and complexity...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Some distinctions about our bodies of distinction

    July 30, 2013

    My colleague, Neil Stroul, recently wrote a blog about a thing called bodies of distinction. As I understand it, our bodies of distinction are those sets of things we know quite well,...

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    By Carolyn Coughlin

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Growing leadership agility

    July 1, 2013

    I’ve been working on a short paper about leading through times of complexity and change. I’ve decided there are five components I think are really important (though when you write...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Leading through change

    June 18, 2013

    I’ve been asked by a client to help her think about the way changes in what an organisation might be wanting to do also pushes changes in what leadership looks like there. I thought...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    New questions for an unpredictable future

    June 12, 2013

    Keith and I have been working on our new book this week, and we’re focusing on the way deciding and talking about what to do in the future looks different if you’re dealing with a...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Development and anti-fragility

    May 20, 2013

    I had a chance and delightful afternoon with adult developmentalist Bill Torbert last week. He was staying with a mutual friend, and as I had an unexpected afternoon off and he was...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    What if change is constant?

    April 26, 2013

    I’m building a third module of a leadership program for the beautiful folks who run Wikipedia and their other associated sites. They’re faced with quite a lot of change right now....

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Antifragile

    April 9, 2013

    So the core idea in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s new book Antifragile is that there is something beyond resilience that we need to think more about. Fragility is when shocks or disorder...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • CHANGE

    Sexy ideas

    April 1, 2013

    We’ve been asked by a client to highlight some of our favourite TED talks every two or three weeks. Because right now a couple of us are reading Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb,...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • BELIEFS

    Complexity: decisions and dispositions

    January 25, 2013

    Ok fasten your seat belts. We’re going to start to now play with the implications of this complexity stuff  I last blogged about on your work as a leader.  Look at the things on your...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • CHANGE

    Adding colour to complexity...

    December 11, 2012

    We’ve been talking about complexity and about how thinking about the complexity of an issue helps you figure out how to treat the issue. There are two pieces I left out of my blog about...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • COMPLEXITY

    Categorizing complexity

    November 27, 2012

    Ok, so my time at Wikimedia continues to shape my thinking about the level of complexity we need to be dealing with in organisations of the future. Last time I offered the view from an...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

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