Category Archives: groups

Virtual adolescent on summer break

— For Fran who is as fascinated as I am by this subject, and anyone else who sees a reflection here.  Perhaps surprisingly to myself anyway, I wrote most of this several weeks ago, and the messages/learning keep coming. About … Continue reading

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Relationships, freedom and berries

1 My friend told me a story the other day.  She said, what if you’re hungry and you know that red berries are easy to find, they will always be there? Blue berries are much rarer and more elusive. Maybe … Continue reading

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Virtual adolescent

“Like two golden birds in the self-same tree, intimate friends, the ego and the Self dwell in the same body. While the former eats the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree of life, the latter looks on in detachment.” … Continue reading

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‘Shed love’

Over the last three months, several people I know have left their organisations unexpectedly with a big fall-out to follow.  The reasons?  Death, disrepute, scapegoating…  The consequences? For those left behind, sadness, grief, discomfort, anxiety, an absence of closure, and … Continue reading

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Riots and well-wishers

1  ‘A fish stinks/rots from the head down’.   That’s a quotation I’ve known for years.  The usual meaning is ‘when an organisation or state fails, it’s the leadership that is the root cause’.  Food for thought.   During the recent unexpected … Continue reading

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A sleight tale

‘I know you’re watching me.’   She typed the words onto the computer screen and stared at the flickering cursor, hesitating.  Should she save or delete?  Should it be a Facebook status comment, a Twitter update, or a post on her blog?  Or should it … Continue reading

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Uncloaking change

I was working with a group of teachers today and I shared with them one of my most favourite – perhaps my most favourite – maxims about change: Arnold Beisser’s ‘the paradoxical theory of change’. Beisser writes: ‘…change occurs when … Continue reading

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