Jack Martin Leith. Photo taken by James Wilk on 30 October 2014. Location: Bath, UK

Some current projects

Morpheus—advancing a new organisational reality

Provisional dates: 9 & 10 July 2015

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Participants in this first Morpheus expedition will:

Determine the attributes of a new type of organisation—one in which people experience a different kind of reality, and one that creates maximum value, meaning and joy.

Here are some attributes I have identified.

Examine everything that prevents individuals, teams and organisations from realising their value-creating potential, notably:

A limiting worldview and restricted awareness.

Flawed beliefs, theories and metaphors.

Social conditioning and behavioural codes.

Reflex responses.

A fear-based disposition.

Upholders of the status quo—notably powerful vendors, and prominent academics, authors and conference speakers.

Other people’s self-imposed constraints.

Investigate the true nature of innovation, change and value creation.

Are you interested in joining the expedition? Please let me know using the contact form below, and I will keep you posted.

Download slideshow with more information about Morpheus

Website: www.morpheus.international

European Sharing on Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking in Times of Change

European Sharing on Systems Thinking  | Systems Thinking in Times of Change

Dates: 17-19 June 2015
Convenor: Peter Bach Lauritzen
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

I am hosting a workshop in which participants will:

  • Seek a greater understanding of how innovation and change really happen.
  • Explore the principle of generating value for the entire ecosystem of which the enterprise is but one interdependent part.
  • Experience the Gurteen Knowledge Café process.

Find out more at www.systems-sharing.eu

Creating generative enterprises

I am reworking the generative enterprise materials formerly located on the Futuregen Labs website (now mothballed) and gradually uploading them to the Morpheus website.

Go to Morpheus index page to check the current status.

Please send me a message if you are looking for a particular item.

Enriching the world: is it good business practice?

This is the title of my five-minute Ignite Bristol talk. The 20 slides that accompany it auto-advance every 15 seconds.

Backstory

Over the course of more than two decades, I provided management consulting services and educational programmes to a diverse assortment of private, public and third sector organisations.

The focus of my work was organisation transformation and breakthrough innovation.

Clients included ABN Amro Bank, Department of Health, Dogs Trust, European Commission, Findhorn Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office, Imagination, McCain Foods, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Shell International, and W.H. Smith.

My services have also been commissioned by a broad spread of government bodies, arts organisations and professional services firms.

In 1988 I took part in the Sixth International Symposium on Organization Transformation, which, like every organization transformation (OT) gathering from 1985, employed the Open Space Technology conferencing format originated by Harrison Owen.

During the 1990s I was active member of the global OT community, co-convening OT9 (Crete) and OT10 (Wimborne, UK), and served as a council member of Association for Management Education and Development.

In 1999 I contributed a chapter—Creating Collaborative Gatherings Using Large Group Interventions—to the Gower Handbook of Training & Development. Much of the content remains relevant, and you can download it here (pdf).

I have led seminars at London Business School, at London School of Economics and Political Science, and at University of Brighton, where they formed part of the university’s MA Change Management.

I live in Bristol, a vibrant city in the west of England.

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