“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
Insights From the Field
by Ten Directions
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.
I remember doing my first graduate lecture on the further reaches of adult development close to fifteen years ago. I stood up in front of
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 A commonly held notion that’s holding us back, that’s outdated, or that
Authenticity is a popular topic that I frequently hear discussed in a number of different contexts. In personal growth, relationships, professional development, leadership and performance—authenticity
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
In 2007 Accenture surveyed over 900 top executives in some of the world’s largest companies across North America and throughout Europe, China, and Japan about
Lately, I have been listening to the audio biographies of some of the U.S. Civil War generals—Ulysses Grant, Robert. E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, to name