Category Archives: Change agents

Occupy the future: Growing young peoples’ power and potential

Imagine an education system that prepared young people to make and shape the future. What would it look like? How different would it be? Education that prepares children for obedience, compliance and rote learning produces a population of observers, rather … Continue reading

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The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents

Change is hard, especially in a large organization. Numerous studies have shown that employees tend instinctively to oppose change initiatives because they disrupt established power structures and ways of getting things done. However, some leaders do succeed—often spectacularly—at transforming their … Continue reading

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Students as Change Agents

“There is a subtle, but extremely important, difference between an institution that ‘listens’ to students and responds accordingly, and an institution that gives students the opportunity to explore areas that they believe to be significant, to recommend solutions and to … Continue reading

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Developing better change leaders

Create networks of change leaders. Change programs falter when early successes remain isolated in organizational silos. To combat this problem, the industrial company deployed its leadership-development program globally to create a critical mass of leaders who shared the same vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Change Agent’s Strategy

Surviving and thriving in a multifaceted world requires a multifaceted change strategy. Paraphrasing Ashby’s law of requisite variety, there must be more variety in the change strategy than in the system you are trying to change. So how do we … Continue reading

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Conscious Leadership for Sustainability

What does conscious leadership look like in action? I’ve spent the last two years researching this question, specifically exploring how change agents with complex worldviews design and lead complex change initiatives. The bottom line is that these individuals represent less … Continue reading

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Hybrid futures, Knowmads and the Notion state

Knowmads are substantial agents of change, who drastically alter the infocologies they interact with. The level of freedom implied by the knowmadic state is a new existential virtuality that pushes into the real, in the process transforming and meshing the … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

Think of the toughest problems in your organization or community. What if they’d already been solved and you didn’t even know it? In The Power of Positive Deviance, the authors present a counterintuitive new approach to problem-solving. Their advice? Leverage … Continue reading

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A Change Maker’s Guide to Economic Paradigms

Read Read also:  Technological revolutions and financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles and golden ages We are in the midst of a collapsing economic paradigm. This is evident in the widespread wealth inequality, absence of strong civic institutions, corrosive infusion … Continue reading

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Agents of change

Read Conventional economic models failed to foresee the financial crisis. Could agent-based modelling do better? Mainstream economics has always had its dissidents. But the discipline’s failure to predict the financial crisis has made the ground especially fertile for a rethink. … Continue reading

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