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
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

culture
Gabriel Wilson

Liberation and Fairness are in the Here and Now

For me, as a consultant on diversity and inclusion (D&I), “Diversity Work” is a radical call to embrace difference. It is a means of challenging

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

availability
Gabriel Wilson

Letting Our Differences Have Their Way With Us

In my experience, any time we engage in a conversation about our differences with an intention to prove the other side wrong, we’re heading for

culture
Lauren Tenney

How to Leverage Creative Tension for Good

If there were a word for our chapter in history, it might be “interconnected.” Organizations, teams, movements, individuals, economies, ecosystems. Is there any part of

Diversity
Diane Musho Hamilton

Understanding Evolving World Views

It is important for anyone in leadership positions today to understand how our world views evolve, and explore how these differences can be worked with.

integral facilitation
Diane Musho Hamilton

Facilitator Neutrality—Not What You Think

Judges, referees, mediators and facilitators are trained to be neutral. But neutrality is often misunderstood.

Differences
Diane Musho Hamilton

Getting Real About Power

The heroic leadership model has been on the decline for years. Increasingly it is being replaced by an interest in collaborative and facilitative leadership practices.

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