John Atkinson’s posts

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The challenges that require you to work together are complex. You don’t ‘deliver’ a change in global quality standards and you don’t ‘delive...

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What is systems leadership?

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Travelling through northernmost Norway I am caught by the nature of scale. The grand and the delicate. The power and the finesse. In my awareness it b...

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Noticing my noticing

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Every time we change our business or political structures, we provoke questions about our identity. Who really are we? What matters to us? How must we...

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Understanding Identity

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Whenever you try to reduce a complex dilemma to a binary issue you are wrong. The ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain’ question asked of the British people thi...

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A binary issue

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‘Take back control!’ was the slogan for the UK’s leave campaign. A palpable desire to have control over our own affairs throughout the campaign...

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The illusion of control