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Facilitating leadership

Jeppe Lajer asked me: “What do you think a leader or facilitator can do to raise his/her capacity to love working with groups while being conscious of his/her inadequacies?“. The answer is: “I don’t know”. But of course, i do … Lees verder

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How to recognize a CPF?

I’ve added my thoughts on branding the facilitator in a Linked-In group discussion. It illustrates chapter 8 of my book. I’ve added here a few uses of this tension. Pinning down I’ve just received my CPF-pin (with the old IAF-logo, … Lees verder

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Crossing over

The core paradox has been described by Spencer-Brown in Laws of Form: “make a distinction”, or O . This creates a boundary, | . He proves how space and time can be derived from this, as well as logic. “Making … Lees verder

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Perceiving perceptions

In the explanation to the question Facilitators unite! A brand new brand is coming our way…. , we can read: “…how we are perceived by both our members and the public at large…” hints at the paradoxes of perception (and … Lees verder

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Live life live

Changing metaphors In “Systems Thinking World” – think about that – there was opened a discussion on Changing metaphors. Here are some of my remarks, the mark made again. The quote from Fritjof Capra: “life and cognition are inseparable”, Spencer … Lees verder

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( ) meaning or life?

Meaning resides at the very core, heart, centre, or cross of facilitation. We usually talk about facilitation of groups. In order for a group to move ahead, it has to discover its own meaning (“what are we doing here?” “who … Lees verder

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Power of money talking

In Systems Thinking, Denis raised the question: “What would happen if we lived in a global environment where capital accumulation would be limited?“. It is an interesting debate. Let’s look at it from a phenomenological perspective. Limit capital? I need … Lees verder

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2nd Professional Facilitator

My first book is named: “Facilitation as a Second Vocation“. Professing comes from “to speak forth”, “having declared publicly and freely”, “making a vow”, to use one’s voice. I used “second vocation” or “second profession” for different reasons. Paradoxes of … Lees verder

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Why Y facilitates

WHY Y? There is a Y in you that wants to get out. Y is the brand of facilitation: the two \ / becoming | . Let me explain. Rick Lindeman wrote in a discussion “Facilitators unite! A brand new … Lees verder

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Facilitating or Project Managing? Yes!

Yesterday I had the pleasure to facilitate two meetings with project professionals in one day. Both about facilitating projects. A lot of questions where about the differences and similarities of the jobs. Are they different? Or do they belong to … Lees verder

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