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

blog
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
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.

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.

Bias
Terra Soma

How Unconscious Bias Holds Collaboration Back

As a collaboration facilitator, the vast majority of the work I do is with software development teams, which are notoriously male dominated. In the last

Coherence
Diane Musho Hamilton

Working with Subtle Energy in Groups

There are important skills that come online when we begin to facilitate groups using the Integral framework as a lens through which we view our

Coherence
Brooking Gatewood

Using conflict as a group thermostat

Every facilitator knows that conflict in groups can actually be a good thing. It’s often a healthy sign that a group has established enough basic

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