The Practice

I believe in practice. That life is a practice, our work is a practice, our relationships are a practice. It isn’t about arriving, the ‘ta-da’, and then coasting. It is the difference between Carol Dweck’s concepts of the fixed mindset and the growth mindset: Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist […]

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The Cult of Productivity

Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. Ours is a culture that measures our worth as human beings by our efficiency, our earnings, our ability to perform this or that. The cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy […]

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Insight: Harvesting Is A Process

An important part of planning a participatory gathering or meeting is the harvest. I like to explain this as what do we want to harvest in our hands (the tangible – reports, photos, videos, sculptures…) and in our hearts (the intangible – togetherness, team spirit, clarity, passion, new relationships…)? In fact, we aren’t planning a […]

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