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February 2015

Presencing Congruence – leaning into the future

By | 2015-09-08T16:04:28+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Appreciative Inquiry, Collaborative Learning, Congruence, Shared Purpose|

Harnessing the potential of an open mind, an open heart and an open will to co-evolve a more congruent society How Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry and The Congruence Framework could enable a conversation to change a country 'With an open mind we can suspend old habits of thought. With an open heart we can empathise, [...]

January 2015

Is this my community?

By | 2015-09-08T16:07:43+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Congruence, People & Community|

  Five questions for our government – five opportunities for conversations about the future of our national community. (Although this post reflects a New Zealand perspective, I know that the questions posed are also relevant for other democracies where growing income inequality evidences unsustainable inequities in the way we treat 'our people' – the national community we presume [...]

October 2014

Adaptive+Collaborative Management – the art of enabling possible futures

By | 2015-09-08T16:15:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Congruence|

 LEADERSHIP is about enabling the emergence of possible futures. MANAGEMENT is about enabling the presence of those possible futures. The five characteristics of enabling management – why PURPOSEFUL, INCLUSIVE, HUMBLE, COLLABORATIVE and CARING management enables an organisational community to successfully navigate disruptive change. My recent post profiled enabling leadership as an opportunity for communities to share [...]

June 2014

The Defining Nature of Purpose

By | 2014-07-14T08:17:10+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Purpose|

Nine reasons why purpose holds the key to building better organisations and communities UNFOLDING THE FUTURE with MEANING, PRESENCE, HUMANITY, WHOLENESS, SELFLESSNESS, CLARITY, LEARNING and COMMUNITY We live in a time of rapid change and increasing uncertainty, a time when planning for a predictable future has become extremely difficult, if not impossible. It is a [...]

March 2014

Building congruence – increasing the ‘flow’ and ‘flourish’ within organisations

By | 2014-06-17T21:04:34+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Congruence|

Organisational congruence is a state of accordance or harmonious alignment within an organisational community, where 'a skilful blending of the parts achieves an elegant harmony' (Sisodia, 2010) and the community acts 'as one'. These vital and cohesive communities enjoy enabling leadership, share a common purpose and are committed to co-creating their future together. They have an [...]