Liberating Structures

I had the opportunity to learn about 9 liberating structures at a PD workshop at Royal Roads University last week. As a facilitator and educator, I am always looking for what is new in the field and for new ways to engage participants. These liberating structures, although not necessarily new (Fishbowl, What So What? Now What?), are conceived and […]

Frances Westley on Social Innovation

Yes. It’s been a while… but now I am in thesis-writing mode (well, that’s the idea) and the only way to become better at writing, is writing. So, I’m back! (And yes, I expect some positive reinforcement in the form of comments from my 2 readers). On Tuesday September 18, Frances Westley gave a presentation at the University […]

A new leadership mindset

Another wonderful post from the Leadership Learning Community! Most leadership educators are aware of the new leadership paradigm: the focus on process rather than on the individual or “the leader”. Although we understand this concept and happily talk about it, I wonder if we really understand what the implications of this approach are. Deborah Meehan, […]

Abstract art and systems thinking

Thanks to Andy Parkinson for his comment on my previous post, it opened the door to a new way of understanding and exploring systems and connectedness: through abstract art. You can take a look at his work and  blog. He says: The paintings are systems, exploring themes of identity and similarity, repetition and the impossibility […]

Resources for Cultivating Systems Thinking

I want to share this post from the Leadership Learning Community blog. If you haven’t heard of it and are interested in leadership resources and learning, you must check it out. Original post can be found here. — Submitted by Deborah Meehanon Wed, 05/18/2011 – 17:19 Listening to Professor john powell’s webinar yesterday on Systems […]

Never give up

Never give up No matter what is going on Develop the heart Too much energy in your country Is spent on developing the mind Instead of the heart Develop the heart Be compassionate Not just to your friends But to everyone Be compassionate Work for peace In your heart and in the world And I […]