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Conference presentation

I will be presenting a workshop on my research - the organisation of disappointment - at the Irish Council for Psychotherapy annual conference in Dublin 26 and 27 January (I'm presenting on 27th).  The schedule is here.  The book of abstracts for what looks like a really interesting line up of speakers and presentations is here. (At the moment there is a typo in one of the references in my abstract - it should read Schafer, R 2003).

making the case for the arts

this morning between 11.30 and 1.00 I will be making a presentation at IPTAR on the paradoxes at play in making the case for the arts in Ireland.   I'll be presenting a couple of hypotheses for discussion and am looking forward to the input of colleagues (more importantly I'll be picking their brains on an approach to an assignment I will be embarking on in the new year.  Here are the details... In the so-called arts it has always been ... [read more]

Making the case for the arts – case conference

On Thursday 30th November I will be presenting some of my work at the monthly case conference at IPTAR.  The notice is below and it would be great to see you there.   The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) Center for Socio-Analytic Studies Monthly Case Conference Wednesday, November 30 11:30-1:00 Annette Clancy, MSc Organizational Consultant, Psychotherapist &  Doctoral Candidate University of Bath (England) School of Management   'In the so-called arts it has always been acknowledged that many of the things we value most — the gods and God, love ... [read more]

The Chooky Dancers, assumptions & stereotypes

I came across the Chooky Dancers via a colleague at an event in Melbourne recently. When words won't do the job we want them to, the arts step up to challenge us about uncomfortable stereotypes and assumptions. Watch this short clip and then ask yourself if the arts can provide a different way of addressing taken-for-granted ways of doing things around here....

Session archive of emotion in organisations – melbourne

Here's a wonderful archive of our presentation at the Melbourne Knowledge Management Group this week.  Nicky Hawyard, using Storify has curated the text, photos and tweets to create a terrific session archive.  I hadn't heard of Storify before but now I'm compelled to use it.

En route to Australia and New Zealand

I'm currently en route to Australia and then on to New Zealand.  First stop is Melbourne where I'm looking forward to meeting the Melbourne Knowledge Management Community on Wednesday when Ian Miller  and I will be presenting some of our thinking on emotion at work at this event. If you're in the area please do join us.  We're hoping to meet some more people at the Art of Conversation dinner on Thursday 16th June so once again, if you'd like ... [read more]

How to Manage Knowledge You Don’t Want – Melbourne Seminar

I'm looking forward to my upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand.  While in Melbourne Ian Miller and I will be presenting a short seminar on emotion in the workplace with members of the Melbourne knowledge management community.  It will take place on Wednesday 15 June between 6 and 8pm.  If you'd like to join us head over to the signup page here.  Meanwhile, additional information on what we'll be doing is outlined below and here's a link to the ... [read more]

why are the most socially attuned people on earth completely dehumanised when they think about policy?

People learn from people they love...why are the most socially attuned people on earth completely dehumanised when they think about policy? Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their ... [read more]

Neuroscience and psychoanalysis

What is the relationship between neuroscience and psychoanalysis - and furthermore how do both contribute to an understanding of organisations?  I'm hoping to find out more at tomorrow's regional meeting of ISPSO the theme of which is 'Neuroscience, creativity and group process: can knowledge of neuro-psychoanalytic learning promote creativity and productive group processes in the workplace?'  The speaker in the morning is Dr Richard Kessler - a psychiatrist who trained at the psychoanalytic institute at the NYU school of medicine. ... [read more]

Random acts of kindness (and not a business plan in sight)

The Internet has no business plan and no CEO..it's a pilot project and the jury may still be out... in this TED talk Harvard Law Professor and social theoristJonathan Zittrain suggests that the Internet is a collection of random acts of kindness and trust - we have no obligation to pass on what we know but yet we turn to the person on our right and tell them what we've observed on our left. Maybe, in the current climate, ... [read more]

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