The Change Exploratory :

- is at the leading edge of conversational leadership practice in Ireland
- is exceptionally well networked nationally and globally with leading change and leadership development practitioners
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Archive for March, 2009

There are loads of people out there who can offer you coaching – business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching etc etc etc and that’s a great thing. Our coaching has one focus – How can you make the difference you want to make in the world ?

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We are not short of things that we can be gloomy about. All organisations and systems have problems and can spend a very long time indeed talking about them, looking at them, thinking about them, seeking ‘solutions’ that may not actually exist if it’s not that ‘type’ of problem, etc etc Appreciative Inquiry starts in […]

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It all began when someone called Harrison Owen noticed that the best learning and best conversations at most big conferences and events were happening in the coffee breaks.  Oh dear. Conference organisers spend loads of time, effort and money arranging formats, flying experts across the world etc; when actually all the resources that everyone needed […]

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Do you know that feeling of four or five people sat at a table having an absolutely brilliant conversation ? Absolutely brilliant conversations start with great questions, continue with a diversity of perspectives and finish with everyone understanding things differently.

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(image used in UK National Health Service) The world is a mad place.  Many of us have mad jobs and sadly many of us don’t have jobs at all.  The training course to tell us what we need to know to deal with all this madness and complexity doesn’t exist. And yet we know, we […]

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I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this site how useful I find the Einstein quote along the lines of ‘you can’t solve a problem at the same level at which it was created’.  Theory U is, I reckon, the best answer going to the question ‘how do you get to a different level?’

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“One of the best things I have ever done” So there. The ‘Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter’ – what kind of snappy name is that? – how about ‘The Arts of facilitating and having the most brilliant deep conversations with wonderful people about the most amazing things and then doing something about […]

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Birth of a website

I have it on good authority that birthing processes can be painful and that labour can go on a lot longer than you want it to ….

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There are two types of work that really thrill me : (i)  when diverse people come together and share perspectives so that new understandings emerge and new thinking is made possible (ii)  when existing groups of people have really important conversations that they have never had before

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