The GLEN is a global learning community...
...sharing the purpose of evolving the methods and practices of collaboration within and across organizations, communities, and cultures to better address the central challenges of our time. This community supports member camaraderie, peer learning, dialogic exchanges, and collaborative action. The GLEN is supported by The Grove Consultants International.
by David Sibbet
“We’ve been expecting the s____t to hit the fan,” said one of the participants on the third Zoom ...THINKING ABOUT SURVIVAL—Step-by-Step
We humans are cooking ourselves. It was 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Paris and Germany in early August—the first temperatures over 100 ...
by Gisela Wendling
The Sundance Ceremony of the North American Great Plains People (which includes territories of the Cree people in Canada) ...Recovering An Indigenous View of the World: Reflections on A Cree Sundance – Post 1
* How can a person immersed in western society recover an indigenous worldview? What are the ways that indigenous and ...
by Alan Briskin
For the first time in quite a while, I am moved to consider a book project, something I do with ...Alienation, Authenticity and the Prophetic Voice
This post is a reflection inspired by an active dialogue between Kathia Laszlo and me, as we co-design our upcoming ...
by Amy Lenzo
(image) A couple of weeks ago now I spent three full days in San Francisco at the Grove Consultants International ...“Real Life”
(image) Humberto Maturana says (and I’m paraphrasing here) that language creates reality, and I agree. It’s for that ...
by Mary Gelinas
In the midst of the onslaught of emails, Facebook posts, and LinkedIn messages about all the do’s and don’...The Gifts and Challenges of Generative Listening
The first time I was listened to, really listened to, was a revelation. It happened in my mid-twenties while talking ...
by Bill Bancroft
For KWA construction, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft worked with the owner to prepare and finally transfer leadership to ...City of Mesquite
What makes a great place to live, work and play? Answering such a challenge is called Placemaking. And there ...
Karen Wilhelm Buckley
by Karen Wilhelm Buckley
Change starts with an ending. Change doesn’t start like we wish it would, neatly packaged, presented on a silver ...How to Mindfully Influence Those Closest to You
Over time, we all “sculpt” our interpersonal relationships with family, friends, colleagues, managers, and team members, and we are “sculpted ...