The John and Jennifer Experience

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Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Jennifer Rice has been talking about our meetings in Malmo. Modesty (the False brand of it) prevents me from quoting the very flattering things she says (but do take a look for yourself). But I’d like to dwell on this observation she made:

In our conversations it became clear that we see the world from two quite different perspectives: Johnnie’s approach is quite fluid, flexible and evolving whereas I look for boundaries and structure. Two quite complementary viewpoints

As one who delights in paradox, I’ve enjoyed trying to work this out. It came as a bit of a surprise to find that Jennifer thinks we have two quite different perspectives; if you look through our many blog conversations there’s a lot of common ground.

One of my dogmas is the importance of context. I can be quite a structural thinker myself but when someone else is doing structure, I tend to want to play against it. With Jennifer, this seems to lead to a good double act. That’s largely because she’s such a positive-minded person… and also because a bit of testing sometimes creates more effective structures. So both structure and freedom can work together. And we both like a bit of Zen.

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