mindsets

Becoming Gardeners: Cultivate “Organic” Thinking

Decades ago, I recall when I first heard the term “organic.” It captured my imagination and intrigued me.

Later, in 2002, I attended facilitator training by Harrison Owen, founder of Open Space Technology (OST), where he kept using organic to describe the nature of his work and process.

I heard his term “organic process” as whimsical, random, and willy-nilly. It seemed clear that mechanical processes were superior: they were precise, direct, predictable, and controllable.

I approached him about it, and he asserted that the organic process requires increased responsibility and is more sustainable because it isn’t DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-01-22T10:10:20-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Blog|2 Comments

Evolve Our Reactive Mindset to Expand Our Being

Over the past decade, coaching has expanded from performance-related strategies to include perception-related practices.

Coaching’s evolution to expand awareness and perspectives supports greater clarity and presence. This involves deep listening, self-discovery, and discerning mindsets and worldviews by developing practices such as mindfulnessreflection, and embodiment.

Including perception-related learning and practices makes sense as we are living in times of increased anxiety and reactivity.

Social media incentives and conditions support scaling, speed, information overload, multitasking, fragmented attention, and short-termism, causing anxiety, with even more people avoiding situations or winging it to survive.

Unsurprisingly, today’s professionals DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-05-01T16:37:45-04:00June 12th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Generative Communication: A Model for Generating Commitment, part 2

Developing a generative mindset involves a shift in being. We expand our awareness and open up possibilities for creating new contexts. We transform our relationship to language from being describers of some objective-knowable world to being designers of reality. Beyond new content and style, we realize the power of perception to alter contexts.

In my last blog post, I examined this mindset, the source of generativity with a set of principles, and the language of action.

This blog begins with language – specifically, speech acts. I then offer a model for generative communication to cultivate generative conversations.

The DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-09-18T15:49:27-04:00May 9th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments
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