The Only Constant for a Systemic Practitioner are the Principles of the Systemic Approach

From time to time it is important for those of us seeking to work systemically to go back to the roots of the tools and techniques that we use everyday. It is important because we can often get caught up in the belief that a particular tool or technique is the answer to all crowdsourcing or perspective participation needs we are dealing with to build probes for complex issues. When a new person is working with me in a few systemic consultations they often get annoyed with me because I am using a tool or technique differently from the last time they saw it, “How can I learn these … [Read more...]

The Birth of Conversation Mapping

Conversation Mapping

The development of many of the Systemic leadership techniques we work with, with businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations started their life through efforts to support small rural communities perplexed by the rapid changes disrupting traditional practices. The Conversation Map now used in boardrooms around the world was first conceived in a squatter settlement outside Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Leaders of this settlement (known as the Horse Camp) were trying to get a U.N. development agency to install clean reticulated water. At the time a U.N. policy factor and a … [Read more...]