Welcome to Transformative Times,
the online gazette of news and views that serve the global community of transformative agents. This gazette will contain light introductions to areas of interest, application and the background thinking that informs our main approach to transformation at all scales.. Here, you you will find blog posts and tidbits from leading practitioners, book reviews, and monthly editorials reflecting specific challenges of organizations in transformation, or the broader issues of our field.
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The Transformative Times
Transformation’s Better the Second Time Around Transforming an Organization’s Design Once is a Major Challenge. Transforming it a Second time is a Greater Challenge. However, the next transformation can be easier than you might expect. What the second transformation will require is to build on the learnings from the first [...]
The future is not "out there waiting to happen" Most people live as though there is a future "out there" waiting to happen. But there is no future out there. We are not living into a future, we are either living into our past projected ahead of us or we [...]
Like a cell in a body, you are connected to the whole organization You are at the center of the corporation you are in. That is, you can see it only from yourself as the center. Considering it as though it were separate from you, even as though you were [...]
Corporation as a network of communities A corporation can be viewed as a network of communities with interlocking membership and fuzzy boundaries or edges. A community is clearly identifiable at its core but, as members become more peripheral, it becomes less clear if they are included or [...]
Quote from the Gnostic Gospels (approx.) "When you fail to express what is within you, it will kill you. When you express what is within you, it will save you." The old Scottish definition of leadership "To show the way by going first" captures the courage expressed in action which [...]
Many would say that a transformation is a major accomplishment and few attempts succeed. I would agree. Yet here I am, saying that transformation is not enough. So what could be better and worth pursuing? These efforts are seen as events that produce a result and the result is celebrated. [...]