October 9, 2010
Visualizing complexity
Although one can get often trapped by complex tools (thinking that they are ‘holistic’), there are two kinds of ‘tools’ […]
October 8, 2010
Creating space
Two little children were talking at the school yard of a mountain village of Greece, fifty years ago. The one […]
October 7, 2010
Facilitating change and the Pythagorean theoreum
In Greek mythology the three Fates were: Atropos (the inevitable), Clotho (the spin of the thread of life) and Lachesis […]
October 6, 2010
The Cynefin domains and the management functions
The four classical management functions are: planning, organizing, directing/leading, and controlling. They are in a rather linear sequence, along with […]
October 5, 2010
A community consultation project
Two years ago, a Greek NGO organized and carried out a community consultation project that aimed to shed light on […]
October 3, 2010
A narrative-based definition of conflict and crisis
Today we spent the day as a family, along with some other couples with kids at the age of my […]
October 2, 2010
Cynefin viewed as an archetypal model
As it is has been argued elsewhere, archetypal models aim to provide paradigms for human behavior and supply meaning and […]
October 1, 2010
The tragedy of Ajax
Some months ago, a friend had raised an interesting question that was derived from Sophocles’ tragedy “Aias” (Ajax). Ajax was […]
September 30, 2010
Non-linear tools in a linear attitude or vice versa?
Complexity theorists have often indicated that complex social problems appear intractable because they are approached in a linear and simplistic […]
September 29, 2010
Encountering with the shadow at the fifth domain
Referring to the domain of disorder, Dave and Cynthia argue that “often in a group (…) individuals compete to interpret […]
September 28, 2010
Life after IMF
Early this year, acknowledging our personal share of responsibility for the bad fiscal situation, the Greeks were ready to begin […]
September 27, 2010
Unfolding complex situations resembles onion peeling
As I was saying yesterday, during the last five years, I have used the Cynefin model as the basic template […]
September 26, 2010
Introducing complexity to public sector: the Greek experience
Hi, I am Stefanos Michiotis. I live nearby Athens, Greece and work as an independent trainer and consultant. For the […]