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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agility
Amy Pasquale

Leveraging Our Past

  “Let’s have a working lunch so we can make sure to get through all the content.”   When a client says something like that

authentic leadership
Lauren Tenney

Want to Change? Go Further Upstream

Recently I was hired to work with an intact team whose presenting issue was poor communication, with associated breakdowns in collaboration and decision-making. They knew

Learning to Flow With Our Emotions

In this 1-minute video clip below, Diane Musho Hamilton shares her insights about the fluid and dynamic quality of emotions. She describes our human tendency to either

Courage
Nina Jensen

Feedback Fuels Our Growth

Twenty years ago, I made my debut as an organizational psychologist.  Perhaps influenced by academics and my former life as an accountant, my envisioned ideal

agility
Edith Friesen

Free To Go Off Script

I needed a breakthrough. Two important group facilitation events loomed in my near future. While I felt excited about them, I also felt terrified. As

facilitative leadership
Diane Musho Hamilton

Embodying Presence into The World

Why Does Sitting Meditation Help Facilitation? The question came up in our last public Integral Facilitator call about how the practice of sitting meditation contributes

Complexity
Lauren Tenney

We’ve Flattened the Hierarchy—Now What?

Increase transparency. Share power. Create self-managing teams. Become a learning organization. If you’re an evolutionarily-minded leader and you want to embrace the future of work

Fuel inner growth. Drive outer impact.

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