Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

For any team to expand its range of potential futures it would need to expand its conversational range. We have all experienced being in groups where the quality of the conversation is quite 'limited'; that is, the depth and span of the conversation is highly constrained.

To allow for novelty and emergence to arise in a conversation, four a team needs to open and walk through four 'doors' into a more generative field of being together, and be mindful of four trapdoors along the way ...

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Pitching for Community Engagement

Pitching for Community Engagement

There is a lot that competes for our attention in life and work. In seems to becoming increasingly difficult to commit to those things we most want to be a part of. In fact, I would go one step further and suggest that it is increasingly difficult to even notice those things that we would like to become a part of because those things we are currently engaged in keep us distracted most of the time.

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Focus and the 7 questions all start-ups need to answer

Focus and the 7 questions all start-ups need to answer

It is fascinating to me how often we don’t take our own medicine. The Holos Group’s tagline is Purpose, Focus, Evolution. During my turn of The 3rd Space I had an insight related to the Focus aspect of The Holos Group’s tagline -

Pick the strongest aspects of the business and let the other aspects fall way.

Light bulb moment ...

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A problem with leadership as we know it

A problem with leadership as we know it

Leadership as we current understand it is fundamentally flawed. Why? Because leadership as it is most often demonstrated by people brings with it a mindset of ‘hero’ – a leader is the person out in front creating the new pathway. Leadership as we know it breeds dependence. Leadership as we know it disempowers true leaders.

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The importance of FOCUS in changing times

The importance of FOCUS in changing times

In the coming months and years each of us will be called to look deep within for the inner strength and personal resolve to remain resilient, agile and adaptive during an extended period of flux. Make no mistake, you will be invited to work and live more from your True Nature and your core purpose going forward.

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Underlying concepts of Purposeful Leadership

Underlying concepts of Purposeful Leadership

I was recently at the Spirituality. Leadership and Management Conference where I facilitated a short workshop called ‘The Three Stories of your life and leadership”. The workshop based on an approach to life and leadership I am calling Purposeful Leadership - an approach to leadership that calls upon leaders to ‘lead from the inside out’ in traversing the complexity of social systems in service of the profound and transformative change needed for humanity.

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How are you being a leader?

How are you being a leader?

I have been thinking a great deal recently about the question, “What is a leader?” More specifically, what is the definition of being a ‘leader’ that I feel is most relevant for these times. Perhaps there is something in this last sentence – being a leader. What is the being of a leader? And what is the key quality or qualities that distinguishes a leader from a ‘non-leader’?

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Some guiding thoughts for my life and work

Some guiding thoughts for my life and work

I recently had dinner with a group of friends with whom I have a deep love, respect and admiration. Individually, they are each mentors, spiritual guides and advisors to my own journey. In coming together for the first time a a group over dinner a short time ago, we became a collective ‘wise council’ for each other.

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