Brene Brown on Connection

I just watched Brene Brown’s TEDx Houston’s talk about vulnerability and connection. Resonated big time with Art of Hosting for me. Here are a few notes and thoughts sparked as I listened to her talk: Connection… hosting conversations that matter is about connection, seeing people (reminds me of the South African greeting Sawa Bono/Sikhona). Excruciating […]

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Musings on Holding Space

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with a group who wanted to create some plans for 2011. I drew on the Chaordic Stepping Stones to clarify the high level purpose, the principles, the people and the meeting concept, guided by the mantra that “we aren’t planning a meeting, we’re planning a […]

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Sharing Improv

I recently joined the online community that is the Applied Improvisation Network, a community of practitioners and clients who value the use of improvisation skills in organizations to improve relationships, increase authenticity, promote spontaneity, foster trust and build communities of practice. I’m no expect in improv but am borrowing from it more and more in […]

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