Thursday 10 Sep 2020
⏰ MELBOURNE TIME
5.00 – 7.00 pm
⏰ LOCAL TIME
Mr Noel McQuaid
Doctoral Candidate, Tavistock and Portman, UK
Noel McQuaid (Doctoral candidate) has over 10 years’ experience working with adults and adolescents within NHS mental health services and in private practice, having trained in psychodynamic counselling. He is a graduate of the Tavistock D10 Masters programme and is currently working as a team leader, group facilitator and manager within the public sector. He is a member of OPUS (Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society) and is currently enrolled at the Tavistock on a Professional Doctorate in advanced practice and research: consultation and the organisation.
An Exploration of the Uncanny and Mystical Influences on Leadership, in the Context of Rising Technological Complexity and Declining Organisational Certainty.
We are currently in a period of extreme uncertainty bordering on collapse, where once familiar organisational structures are now unfamiliar, exposing the uncanny and mystical in the gap between a potential new techno-social order and our psycho-social responses. Might leadership which is able to embrace what Bion referred to as ‘negative capability’ have an advantage in building organisational cultures for the future, seeking to think beyond the machine metaphor? This paper seeks to understand the potential for developing leadership thinking with the emergence of the ‘other’ in such a period of dissolution and dislocation. Also, to explore how curious thinking may be developed at the edge of ontological and organisational insecurity?
Small group discussion; impressions of the paper and developing questions for the presenter
Discussion forum with the presenter; moderated for the speaker to elaborate their ideas
Small group activity or discussion ‘What does this paper tell us about working into the future?’
Discussion forum with the presenter; themes from the discussions