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Archive for the 'transformation' Category

. Things feel like they are moving quickly – record arctic sea ice melt – activist groups linking up like they’ve never linked up before (e.g.  Awaken Ireland network connecting with Pachamama Alliance !) – I’ve even had a journal article published !  If for a moment, we ‘go slower, in order to move faster’, […]

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I’ve long had a difficulty with names and labels – they feel like an invitation to other people to stereotype and project whatever they associate with that label on to you. So, if I call myself a ‘coach’ or a ‘facilitator’, you are likely to think ‘Ah yes, I know what they are like …. […]

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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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. I have had two major experiences lately that have got me reflecting on what it is to be a change agent and the kind of change agent I want to be.  The first is the General Election in Ireland – full of people saying they want change (i.e. they don’t like what they have) […]

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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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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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