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. First things first, I am delighted to be working on this with Susan Coughlan, an experienced changemaker of great integrity and playfulness. I’ve been around this block a few times, trying to sense (or work out) what would be the most effective thing that would boost the capacity of changemakers (particularly, but not exclusively) […]

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(Sometimes there is merit in trying to keep things as simple as possible ! After years of doing this type of thing, here’s an attempt !) 1. Design and host engaging events and processes that enable the whole community to see itself in all its glorious diversity – assets, warts and all. 2. Support and […]

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. Ireland is full of gatherings in 2013.  They come in many shapes and sizes.  Some may seem frivolous and some may seek to meet deep needs. Looking back, four of the seemingly diverse gatherings I have been involved in feel like they could turn out to be particularly significant.  What draws them together is, […]

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. “Trapped in silos we miss opportunities to share the wisdom and expertise that already exists in our people and organisations. Knee deep in doing, we fail to notice the real opportunities that can create sustainable change.” For further details of this great event read on ….

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. . I think we know by now that we live in interesting times – an old system is in decline and at risk of collapse and to quote Arundhati Roy; ‘Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.  On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’. This other world is […]

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This is the wonderful octagonal space we worked with at the Boghill Centre, County Clare for a three day residential workshop from July 8 to 10 2010 with Wendy Palmer on ‘The Practice of Embodied Leadership’  ……

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The quotation above is from Otto Scharmer, the originator of Theory U – I am finding myself using it all the time.  (OK, ‘all the time’ is an exaggeration, that would be silly, I’m finding myself using it a lot)

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ALIA Europe took place from January 10 to 16 2010 at Mennorode in the Netherlands and I am so humble and appreciative to be able to say that I was part of the hosting team.

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There are so many styles of leadership, so many great resources and so many perspectives to come from. If you want a treat and have 45 minutes to spare, then settle down and watch the video on the link below. Tim \’Mac\’ Macartney at Climate Change Champion event – Dublin 27/11/09 ‘Mac’ was our keynote […]

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The biggest divide I constantly experience is between people who are still playing the ‘old game’ and working harder and harder for their share of the cake and people who are willing to engage in the deep work and know that ‘new cake’ is going to taste quite different

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