Stillness and deep listening

What do you really want? Like, deep-down really? If-you-knew-you-couldn’t-fail really? If-I-could-start-over-again really? We often don’t take the time nor space to listen to what is inside ourselves. This requires some stepping back, removing yourself from your normal routines, from the kind of conversations you are always having. And just sitting with it. As Rilke said,

100 blogs later – review and reflection

This is blog number 100. If you had told me I would have published 100 blogs 15 months after starting, I would have laughed you out of the house. There was no plan, I was hoping for a monthly frequency after having built a few examples to not start empty. I started how I start

Devil’s advocate – your new best friend

We humans want to be liked. We want people to like what we do. It feels great. It also seriously limits the scope for our decision making. To really get a sense of the lay of the land, to analyse, generate options and then come to a sound conclusion, we need as broad and realistic

Learning about learning, one loop at a time

Learning (ideally) happens at different levels. I am going to go into single, double and triple loop learning (based on the work of Chris Argyris and Donald Schon) to illustrate this: At the most simple level, we do something and a result occurs (YAY). Even better if it is the one we actually had in