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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Gaming Change: Four Enablers of Implementing Disruptive Change

Gaming Change: Four Enablers of Implementing Disruptive Change

I recently facilitated a one-day change readiness workshop for an organisation embarking on a significant organisational change initiative. In essence, the change initiative invited the organisation to shift is cultural mindset from one of ‘problem finding, solution identification‘ to ‘possibilities thinking, opportunity creation‘.

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The Chaordic Stepping Stones as a Tool for Designing Large-scale Interventions

The Chaordic Stepping Stones as a Tool for Designing Large-scale Interventions

My work of The Holos Group is the development of high performing organisations and leaders who have the courage and conviction to generate game-changing solutions to complex business and social challenges. All of our work is highly collaborative, innovative, adaptive and transformative. Most of it occurs within an organisational context.

Most of my work seeks to capitalise on the novel solutions that arise from emergence contexts. 

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A philosophy on strategy development offered within the emergent ‘frame’ of Appreciative Inquiry

A philosophy on strategy development offered within the emergent ‘frame’ of Appreciative Inquiry

Earlier this year I was invited by the theLeaders Institute of South Australia to facilitate an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) grounded cross-organisational Think Tank to identify and prototype ‘lighthouse initiatives’ for  enhancing employee and workplace wellbeing (for more information about this project, read my comprehensive Facilitator’s Case Study).

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