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...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.

DavidSibbet.com
by David Sibbet

Coping with Uncertainty

“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 ...

GiselaWendling.com
by Gisela Wendling

Recovering an Indigenous View of the World: The Sundance – Post 2

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 ...

alanbriskin.com
by Alan Briskin

The Power of Fields

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 ...

We Dialogue
by Amy Lenzo

Visual Facilitation Field Guide: A Book Sprint

(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 ...

Mary Gelinas
by Mary Gelinas

The Still Point

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 ...

Conbrio Blog
by Bill Bancroft

KWA Transitional Leadership

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 ...

Magenta Wisdom
by Kathia Laszlo

Karen Wilhelm Buckley
by Karen Wilhelm Buckley

Standing Strong in Uncertainty

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 ...

Rob Eskridge
by Growth Management Center

Dad invented the Turkey Roast

Happy Thanksgiving with a touch of business history

Dad Invented the Turkey Roast

When I was a boy, we lived in St. Louis, where Dad worked for the Ralston Purina Company.  They had ...