Monthly Archives: February 2023

#Learning Science Concepts – Nervous System Sensitivity

I’m working on a Learning Science book with my friends Sae and Geoff: we are #WorkiongOutLoud to publish sections as we go, and todays work is about ‘Nervous System Sensitivity’. It’s a fascinating area (and we have been helped by … Continue reading

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I am an Artist

The following is an extract from writing i am doing as part of my new doctoral studies: it’s from an opening section in which i consider lenses through which to view or analyse my own published work. The lenses are … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for the Future of Work

Hybrid. Return to work. The office. Three two. Two three. Collaboration. Innovation. Culture and Community. Togetherness. The paroxysms of a system in transition. Trying to win yesterdays race. The Pandemic Lockdowns and shift to remote first provided an unparalleled and … Continue reading

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Perspectives: System and Self

In the Quiet Leadership research, before i wrote the book, i asked people about ‘kindness’, about how they think it ‘works’, about where it is ‘spent’, and at what ‘cost’. In general, people describe kindness as being an interpersonal force, … Continue reading

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In the Library

I am in a library. The library actually, at Middlesex University, where i’m studying. Except that i’m not: i’m drinking Starbucks and typing. And i’m not quite sure why i’m here. On campus. Alone. I’ve walked around, which did not … Continue reading

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Learning Engineering: #WorkingOutLoud on Learning Science

I’m sharing a new section from the Learning Science work, from the writing with my co-authors Sae Schatz and Geoff Stead. When i shared the last section, on Social Metacognition, i mentioned that we are finding a flow, or a … Continue reading

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Illustrating ‘Exploring’

Yesterday i shared a section from my auto-ethnographic work on ‘being an explorer’. I really rather enjoyed throwing myself into this, and today i’m illustrating the chapter. I wanted to make a physical illustration to go with it, and have … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Exploring

This year i am embarked on a new doctorate, and the work shared today is part of my first writing: as such it’s fragmentary and incomplete, but illustrative of the approach. This programme, by Public Works at Middlesex University, is … Continue reading

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Hidden Writing

Part of #WorkingOutLoud is to share ideas as they form, but today i find i am holding something back. As part of the doctoral programme i’m taking part in i am writing about myself: where i come from, the making … Continue reading

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Our Certainty

I shared an illustration of something the other day, and the idea has been lodged in my mind: in the piece about #WorkingOutLoud i said that part of this philosophy was to ‘hold your certainty lightly’. Certainty can trap us … Continue reading

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