The large multipurpose room in the community college was full – chairs clustered around tables, and it buzzed with the hum of about 100 people saying hello to each other. And, there was an electricity in the room that felt exciting, unpredictable, and somewhat volatile. I was midway through a series of open dialogue meetings
Insights From the Field
by Ten Directions
Today, I’d like to share some feedback on an interesting dilemma that’s come across my desk. As you read this, see if you can find in your own experience a moment when this might have been true for you. You might also engage in thinking about your immediate response and whether you’re “listening to fix
As an experienced leadership developer, I thought myself quite the expert at developing capacity in groups and helping leaders master new competencies, and over decades of work, I felt I’d learned the most effective ways to do that. The learning culture I had long subscribed to is characterized by its emphasis on valuable information and
How can we become more capable of working with whatever comes up in our lives in a way that actually supports the growth and evolution of all human beings? When we cultivate presence, we are more able to work with the here and now, take more perspectives, and embrace more of our experience—including dissonance and
Our work life today depends on our ability to effortlessly collaborate with others while executing our goals with precision and ease. And every one of us—regardless of whether we are a leader, manager, coach, or consultant—needs to develop the awareness and skills of a facilitator in order to influence the successful outcomes of our endeavors.