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With Liberating Structures your Ordinary Meetings will Blossom

Have you ever noticed how beautiful dandelion are? Dandelions are quite ordinary; they blossom everywhere at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere where I live and work. Now, read this paragraph once more and replace dandelion with... Continue Reading →

Ordinary meetings need more than bullet points to fly

Grassland with sorrel (Rumex acetosa), an ‘ordinary’ flowing plant in the Northern hemisphere. More than bullet points There is nothing wrong with bullet points. Writing down some ideas could even be a good starting place to get ready for a meeting.... Continue Reading →

Purpose is driving our collaboration – Asking Why is no luxury

We need purpose to do good work and we need shared purpose to have good collaboration.  Purpose is guiding us and driving us. Purpose pulls us forward when we meet and work together. In meetings, workshops and learning processes, we... Continue Reading →

The magic power of Liberating Structures – a look beyond the toolbox into the principles

When I am invited to explain what Liberating Structures is I always say it is a toolbox and more than that.  It is an approach, a mindset, a philosophy, a way of thinking, collaborating, being and leading.   Recently, I... Continue Reading →

How do we want to meet, now and in the future – some insights from an online field trip

Over the last weeks I met many people in online events. I heard many voices, different perspectives and ideas about meeting and collaborating in the virtual realm. There are the nostalgic voices struggling with the online environment. There are the... Continue Reading →

My favourite magic online tool: a talking piece

Next to paper and pen, my favourite online tool is a talking piece. I love using it in online conversations. It is magic. It creates ease. Sometimes silence. Certainly listening. Everyone grabs an object that serves as talking piece. The... Continue Reading →

HARDware, SOFTware, HUMANware – Our focus – our strength – our creativity

Corinne and I were reflecting on the amazing online meeting boost over the last months. This experience triggered lots of learning on our side. What stands out for both of us is the human and creative side of bringing workshops... Continue Reading →

Create real value for all in your online meetings: discover the magic of peer consultation

Are you tired of the unproductive weekly online team meetings? Are you not getting the opportunity to discuss the real issues you would love to get feedback and advice on so that you can progress with your work? Are you... Continue Reading →

1-2-4-ALL (or TYPE), this basic Liberating Structure is a game changer in bringing interaction online

In my earlier blog posts The power of the little liberating structure 1-2-4-all, I wrote 1-2-4-all is not the ‘big thing’. But it is easy, and the effect can be big. In times of intensified virtual meetings and workshops this ‘big... Continue Reading →

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