Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’

The Starting Point of Everything

The Power of Intention This past weekend, I was chatting with my friend and business partner, Jacky Voncken. She was preparing a design block for a workshop she is delivering to the younger generation of a large organization in the Netherlands. Having viewed the Elements videos on Generon’s website, Jacky asked me, “Which 3-minute video…

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Dialogue as a Mindfulness Practice

Some Days, You Just Need French Fries About 15 years ago, I was picking up my youngest daughter from the Montessori School; she was three years old.  As she climbed into the back of the car, and I was strapping her into the toddler seat, I could sense that she was upset.  I asked her…

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Personal Work Shapes The Group Success

Personal Work Moves A Facilitator Beyond Illusion “The success of any intervention is completely dependent upon the          interior condition of the intervenor”        William O’Brien, Former CEO, Hanover Insurance   My former partner, friend and colleague, William (Bill) O’Brien (deceased), was notorious for his quote about the “interior condition of the intervenor”.  As Bill…

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What is a Generative Interview?

Many efforts to effect change in a system begin with conversations amongst people who have a stake in that system. Yet such interactions often fail to penetrate to the depth necessary to release latent forces for change.   At the heart of all of Generon’s processes is something we call the Generative Interview.   But…

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Mindfulness Enhances Life’s Colors

From the kitchen door I see the long expanse of freshly cut lawn bordered to north by a stone wall, it appears to have been erected hastily more of an afterthought than a well thought out plan. To the east across the deeply green lawn is a large grove of trees that hides a spring-fed…

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