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

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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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Courage
Lauren Tenney

Facilitation can set you free

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.

Feeling Good About Yourself?

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

Collaboration
Rebecca Colwell

Meeting Complexity with Receptivity

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

Collaboration
Lauren Tenney

This idea should die

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 A commonly held notion that’s holding us back, that’s outdated, or that

Anxiety
Rob McNamara

The Betrayal of Authentic Leadership

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

Coherence
Diane Musho Hamilton

Everything the Same, Everything Different

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.

authentic leadership
Rebecca Colwell

Being a Tuning Fork for Collective Intelligence

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

agility
Rob McNamara

Grow Your People, Grow Your Organization

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

Diane Musho Hamilton

Command, Control, or Consensus: How to Decide?

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

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