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Johnnie Moore

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

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I think Harold Jarche is spot on offering a cold bath to HR and other departments.

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Rambling thoughts on models

I went down to Surrey on Friday for long walk and pub lunch with Neil Perkin. We’d originally planned to run a workshop about agile

Planning as drowning

Antonio Dias offers a fascinating description of what goes wrong when drowning: What separates a swimmer from someone drowning is the way a swimmer acknowledges

Leadership as holding uncertainty

Viv picks out some nice ideas from Phelim McDermott on the subject of leadership. “We love the security of the illusion that someone is in

Concreting Complexity

I’ve been thinking about the urge to scale things lately – see here and here. I understand the concern with being able to effect big

The absurd

In moving house, I radically downsized my collection of books which I can highly recommend. I used to think I’d one day find a reason

Rewriting history…

Thanks to my Improvisation friend Kelsey Flynn I rambled into a letter cited in Margaret Cho’s Blog (go to Letter #1): Lately it seems like

Who says fun is dangerous?

I wanted to share this email doing the rounds this morning… AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE After every flight Qantas pilots fill out a form called a gripe

Yes, and…

A quick ramble on the nature of paradox, inspired by a blog on the value of both fear of the new and curiosity

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Emotional debt

Releasing the hidden costs of pent up frustrations

Aliveness

Finding the aliveness below the surface of stuck

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Big event – Big cause?

Mark Earls has a good post on a cognitive bias that leads us to see conspiracy where they may only be a cock-up.

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Going a bit deeper

Allan Kaplan has written up his experience of a five-day facilitation for development professionals: Emerging out of Goethe: Conversation as a Form of Social Inquiry (pdf). He describes their struggle

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Mickey mouse management skills

Danny at AdPulp reviews James Stewart’s Disneywar, a book on the (mis)management of Disney. One aspect really gets Danny going In one section Stewart recounts in minute detail how Disney

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Sharing the learning

I like coaching and facilitating more than teaching. I’ve written before about the perils of teacher trance. So I like this quote from Claude Bernard: It’s what we know already