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. First things first, I am delighted to be working on this with Susan Coughlan, an experienced changemaker of great integrity and playfulness. I’ve been around this block a few times, trying to sense (or work out) what would be the most effective thing that would boost the capacity of changemakers (particularly, but not exclusively) […]

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(Sometimes there is merit in trying to keep things as simple as possible ! After years of doing this type of thing, here’s an attempt !) 1. Design and host engaging events and processes that enable the whole community to see itself in all its glorious diversity – assets, warts and all. 2. Support and […]

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  A Working Group on Citizen Engagement with Local Government have produced what is in many ways a very good report recommending the creation of ‘Public Participation Networks’ in each local authority area, with a conscious focus on well-being and conscious effort to include socially excluded groups who may have been left out in the […]

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. Ireland is full of gatherings in 2013.  They come in many shapes and sizes.  Some may seem frivolous and some may seek to meet deep needs. Looking back, four of the seemingly diverse gatherings I have been involved in feel like they could turn out to be particularly significant.  What draws them together is, […]

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. We live in a fascinating time.  Lots of people are recognising deep systemic problems (e.g. that infinite growth can’t work forever on a finite planet, that excessive concentrations of wealth in the hands of ‘the few’ won’t be tolerated forever by the many, that the most common ‘way of being’ in the world isn’t […]

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. “Trapped in silos we miss opportunities to share the wisdom and expertise that already exists in our people and organisations. Knee deep in doing, we fail to notice the real opportunities that can create sustainable change.” For further details of this great event read on ….

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. . I think we know by now that we live in interesting times – an old system is in decline and at risk of collapse and to quote Arundhati Roy; ‘Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.  On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’. This other world is […]

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. I have had two major experiences lately that have got me reflecting on what it is to be a change agent and the kind of change agent I want to be.  The first is the General Election in Ireland – full of people saying they want change (i.e. they don’t like what they have) […]

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Lots of people and organisations are going through a process of realising that many of the tools and methods they have been using no longer serve them well in a world that is full of uncertainty and unpredictable complexity.  Many people know that they need to change the way they approach change, but don’t quite […]

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. Collectively, we know a lot about the conditions that most hold the potential for transformative change and yet, so often, this knowledge isn’t applied to how we approach the challenges that face us. Imagine what it would be like if everyone in your organisation or network appreciated and worked with the same fundamentals about […]

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