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Arthur Battram
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I’m no Bob Flowerdew, or Beth Chatto, but I can recognise systems thinking and green fingers when I see them. #sustainability #systems thinking #no fertiliser, no weedkiller #low and decreasing carbon footprint #increased yield and quality #now that’s…
I’m no Bob Flowerdew, or Beth Chatto, but I can recognise systems thinking and green fingers when I see them. #sustainability #systems thinking #no fertiliser, no weedkiller #low and decreasi…
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  This particular fence, an unfortunate consequence, that is giving offence, without making much sense… “I noticed the fence. For this Victorian school, which, for a hundred years, has found cast-iron railings sufficient to mark its periphery, had now…
This particular fence, an unfortunate consequence, that is giving offence, without making much sense… “I noticed the fence. For this Victorian school, which, for a hundred years,…
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http://playingout.net/5465-2/ Superb example of the evolution of a single issue group towards broader local concerns. Well done, Playing Out!
Superb example of the evolution of a single issue group towards broader local concerns. Well done, Playing Out!
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Is it Leadership or Management? It’s neither. There are endless debates about Leadership or Management, is issue X a leadership issue or a management issue, do they need leadership training or management training and what’s the difference, yada yada. I…
Is it Leadership or Management? It’s neither. There are endless debates about Leadership or Management, is issue X a leadership issue or a management issue, do they need leadership training o…
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If you want to fail, avoid any insight into your success. Start believing your own propaganda*.   (I was going to say PR (actually I was going to say bullshit, but that offends our transatlantic cousins), but the p-word is the best, because unlike PR…
If you want to fail, avoid any insight into your success. Start believing your own propaganda*. (I was going to say PR (actually I was going to say bullshit, but that offends our transatlant…
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/contrary-harvard-business-school-henry-mintzberg A coy, slight piece from one of the few ‘-bergs’ lauded by the BS* world, who I have some respect for. When I grow up, I want to be his kind of contrarian: the kind who…
A coy, slight piece from one of the few ‘-bergs’ lauded by the BS* world, who I have some respect for. When I grow up, I want to be his kind of contrarian: the kind who contrariefies in…
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What happens at A&E?  Triage. Can we do triage on email? Yes. What would it consist of? Let’s see. OK, two scenarios, which together remind me of Richard Pryor’s awesome and charming ‘Black people and snakes’ routine (some details, but no video, shame…
What happens at A&E? Triage. Can we do triage on email? Yes. What would it consist of? Let’s see. OK, two scenarios, which together remind me of Richard Pryor’s awesome and charmin…
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TBCompleted Everybody knows everything now, except they don’t, thanks to the interwebs and Wickedpedia. But what do you really know that isn’t from a PowerPoint you flicked through? Or a PDF you read bits of. Or Wikipedia. Or (oldskool) a book! It’s an…
TBCompleted Everybody knows everything now, except they don’t, thanks to the interwebs and Wickedpedia. But what do you really know that isn’t from a PowerPoint you flicked through? Or a PDF …
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Cookie licking Boss-splaining ? Tbc
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As a companion piece to my Beckett-free non-fiction haiku on failure yeasterday (sic), please enjoy this, which appeared serendipitously, in my in-tray: ~ Have a lack of routine For the record, here are some things you DON’T need to have in your routine:…
As a companion piece to my Beckett-free non-fiction haiku on failure yeasterday (sic), please enjoy this, which appeared serendipitously, in my in-tray: ~ Have a lack of routine For the record, her…
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via Jeff, Who Lives In Our Apartment Stairwell — Medium New York City is expensive. As part of the affordable housing requirements in our apartment building, the management has set aside certain areas for individuals with low incomesand/or who are…
via Jeff, Who Lives In Our Apartment Stairwell — Medium New York City is expensive. As part of the affordable housing requirements in our apartment building, the management has set aside certain ar…
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http://www.umilta.net/LichenDyeingEMB.html An utter classic of craft. Free and online. The authoritative text. I’m not a dyer, but some of you might be, or know someone who is. Spread the word.
An utter classic of craft. Free and online. The authoritative text. I’m not a dyer, but some of you might be, or know someone who is. Spread the word.
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    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-edit-edit-public_profile                                     My final pre-self-employment post before becoming an independent consultant was as a management consultant at the national local government agency variously known as IDeA, LGMB, LGTB, LGA Improvement and now LGID
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/activities/arthur-battram+0_3XcR6o1RGhA7U6YFFTzrCH?trk=prof-0-sb-rcnt-act-link

You can contact me here:

arthur.battram.plexity@gmail.com

PleXity is my consultancy name.

I specialise in helping people think about key concerns and projects in different creative ways, using insights from complexity theory, biological and neurological sciences and the under-researched field of human playfulness.

I have been described by Roffey Park Institute in Surrey  like this: “Arthur Battram is a leading thinker, consultant and practitioner. He is also a writer, an editor and designer and a ‘critical friend’.”

I’m a speaker at national and international conferences. I’ve been a visiting lecturer and research associate at Manchester Business School, Aston Business School, Warwick University and the London School of Economics. My book, ‘Navigating Complexity: the essential guide to complexity theory in business and management’, was twice a #1 bestseller for the Industrial Society.

I have worked in these fields:

• consultancy; coaching; large group processes; education; teaching and writing
• management and organisation development
• children’s play; community development

“With more than twenty years as a trainer, coach and mentor, Arthur treats his subject matter as utterly serious and utterly playful, drawing on his deep experience of management, community development and playwork.”

revised Friday, March 27, 2015 

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Degree in psychology from the 4th best university in the UK - UCL. Bestselling author (number 1 two years running - 'Navigating Complexity: the essential guide to complexity theory in business and management'
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