Thinking and doing: theory and practice

Welcome and thanks for visiting.  This blog is where I write about projects I am working on, capture my research in progress and generally organise my thinking in public.  It helps me enormously to have a place to do this – I hope you also find it useful.

Current lines of enquiry include the 9 tribes of digital, designing for democracy and more general thinking about technology driven change and the digital mindset.

If you are looking for my professional bio then you need to head over to LinkedIn . If you are trying to find me online for a more research orientated discussion then you can find me on twitter as @curiousc.  If you want to contact to me about speaking at an event then you can contact me via either of these routes.

Dr Catherine Howe

Here are some of the things I am currently working on:

Latest posts
Are we pulling up the drawbridge or helping people walk across?

Are we pulling up the drawbridge or helping people walk across?

The image is of the democracy stack – you can have a read about this here Nothing I have seen in the last week or so has made me any less of the belief that the slow death of the current political party machinery is bringing our democracy down with it. ...

Political parties will not save us unless we save them first

Political parties will not save us unless we save them first

I voted remain for two reasons; one is that I believe that we are better off as part of a bigger more connected Europe, two I cannot abide and will not stand for the racist and bigoted tone that parts of the leave campaign reached. Clearly not everyone agrees with ...

Collaboration:  Do you need to slow it down and do it right?

Collaboration: Do you need to slow it down and do it right?

This is an action research post and very much me thinking in public. As I write this it occurs to me that I am perhaps less of an innovator and more of an experimenter – at the moment I am experimenting with ways to get things done. I’ve been thinking ...


Network leadership and other animals…

Network leadership and other animals…

We should all be rethinking our leadership skills to make sure that they work in the 21st Century. The network society needs networked leaders – but this risks being rather a trite statement unless I try and unpack it a bit. I have been thinking about the nature of networked ...

Putting down roots

Putting down roots

I moved jobs last May because I was ready for a new challenge and I wanted to focus on understanding how to better effect system change – this blog is largely about the kinds of changes I want to see in the world but I am also starting to reflect ...

Can we design services for a more participative society?

Can we design services for a more participative society?

What if we defined the purpose of digital public services as being to build a more participative relationship with the public? If we are seeing the emergence of the network society then don’t we have to? One of the reasons I believe that you can’t design an effective digital strategy without thinking ...


Social Media is the new black

Social Media is the new black

When it comes to leadership I believe in zero tolerance for digital ignorance.  The more I work with senior teams and around digital transformation projects the more strongly I believe that leaders need to make sure that they have relevant and robust skills around technology because without these they are ...

Networks as a driver of system change?

Networks as a driver of system change?

These are my notes on the session I pitched at UKGC16 on the relationship between networks and system change. I tend to use these sessions to work on problems which I am currently thinking about and at the moment I am spending a lot of time thinking about how to ...

Thank you UKGC16

Thank you UKGC16

This is a quick post after UKGC16. As Glyn said this is an attempt to do a quick capture of impressions and I intend to build on a couple of the themes I am noting here. Slight delay in posting as I disappeared off on holiday a couple of days ...


10 points for UKHC15

10 points for UKHC15

So – here we have a quick 10 point post from UKHealthcamp on Saturday…as ever a HT @danslee for the format! New unconferences have a flavour and tone of their own as a new community starts to form – I can’t wait to see where this one goes The work ...

 
 

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