Insights from the field

Insights From the Field

by Ten Directions

Insights, essays, perspectives, and lessons learned while working in the field of facilitative leadership. Authors include our staff, as well as guest contributors.

Featured Articles

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Cléo Burke

Finding Ground

“Ground is the place to go when overwhelmed with thoughts and fears. It can hold our confusion with unwavering presence. We can source the earth’s

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Alana Felt

Innovation, Freefall and Not-Knowing

“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.” ~Chögyam Trungpa

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availability
Nina Nisar and Gracy Obuchowicz

Self-Hosting: A Conversation

Most of us know how to host others. At gatherings we offer to take coats, pour a drink or two, check in now and then

Collaboration
Spencer Honeyman

The Serious Need for Play

I emerged from college with a solid sense of the daunting scale of our world’s environmental challenges. Yet, I was comforted by the array of

Bias
Akasha

What Self Is the Instrument?

As a young boy growing up in Jamaica, I believed that I was developmentally behind because I was black, Jamaican, and materially disadvantaged. As I

availability
Dara Blumenthal

You Can’t Think Your Way Into Reality

Here’s an invitation: Turn on the news for 10 minutes or read the front page of any major newspaper and get really still – relaxing

Simone Torrey

Cultivating Wildly Peaceful Communities

  Like so many other women when the #metoo movement emerged in late 2017, I pondered over whether I should share my story publicly. I

authentic leadership
Usha Gubbala

Intelligent Emotions: How to Be Human at Work

  On a hot summer day in Brooklyn, I sat around a lunch table with my colleagues talking about Wholeness. In particular, our emotional wholeness

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