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Connection

Connecting to the system

I am a systems thinker. That means I see everything as interconnected; everything links together, and when one part changes, the whole system changes. Not everyone thinks like that. I think now, more than ever, people are wrapping their heads around the idea that nothing exists in isolation. But I’d like to suggest how you […]

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Three levels of connection

Connection occurs between two or more points. Here to there, A to B, Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Mr Watson. We know that we are here and we are looking to connect to something that is over there. But what, or who, is it? What are we reaching out for?  There are three points […]

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Connection

A connected mindset

If connection feels difficult for you, as an individual, a team member or a leader, start with an imaginative exercise. Imagine we are all, inherently, connected. You might like to explain this with science and the space between molecules, or you might like to explain it with spiritualism and energy waves. Either way, the belief […]

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Connection

On the path to liberate the hidden artist, this season turns my attention to reaching further outwards. In spring we were galvanising energy and power to move forward; now, it’s time to connect. With this phase, my world here in the UK is moving into summer. Small changes tell me it’s happening. sprouting leaves are […]

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Learning

Power

The concept of power – where it lives, who ‘owns’ it, what form it takes, where it is expressed or repressed – began to interest me during my post-grad degree. Before that I’d experienced power struggles, but didn’t have the words – or the personal power ‘muscle’ – to understand or participate in them. After […]