Category Archives: organisational life

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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Forget the perfect offering

 I have an image in my mind.  It is a salmon pink jug with a white interior, it’s that kind of ceramic glaze, the name of which I’ve forgotten, where you can see the little white lines very faintly when you stand close … 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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A rougher ride

Last week I went on a couple days’ walk to hear the music again.  Once again led by John Jones of Oysterband and his Reluctant Ramblers, though this time was different: the winds were much stronger, the views panoramic, the walking tougher.  … Continue reading

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Making something happen, together

Thank you all for your comments on Fish and Fowl.  Food for thought….  A rock, an elephant, a fish, specifically a Manta Ray, a seagull, an albatross, a bird of prey, a cat, a dog, and finally, appropriately positioned as last in … Continue reading

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