“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
Insights From the Field
by Ten Directions
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
I’ve always thought of myself as a no-drama type of guy, but when it comes to group facilitation, I think it’s actually the drama that
How do we open up a conversation about race in the wake of tragedy like the one that took place in Charleston, South Carolina? Every
For most of my career I’ve been involved in the Project and Program Management fields. In 2002, I attended the first PMI Certified Project Management
For the past ten years, my work as a facilitator has primarily focused on diverse groups where multiple stakeholders need to come together around a
One of the most important things a facilitator needs to practice is facing the fear of criticism that comes from standing in front of a
When I facilitate, I’m usually scared. Excited, curious, engaged. But definitely also scared. Scared of being obtuse and failing to deliver what the group needs.
Recently I have been facilitating a group of 22 leaders that is about to begin a major transformative process. A newly configured team, they are
Is there an idea that you think should be taken out of circulation? A commonly held notion that’s holding us back, that’s outdated, or that
There is an old saying in Zen: Everything the same; everything different. This is a truth that is so obvious that it goes without saying.
An excerpt from “Will the Next Buddha be a Sangha? Responding to the Call to Influence the Future of Collaboration” published in Integral Leadership Review, January-February