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Love Your Ordinary Meetings Better

Taraxacum - dandelion, an 'ordinary' flower in springtime in the Northern hemisphere. How much are you in love with your ORDINARY meetings? In a scale from 1 (no love at all) to 10 (honeymoon)? Be honest. I love mine. Mostly. I... Continue Reading →

Your next event, will it be hybrid or all-online? How to make a reflective decision.

Are you soon organising a meeting, workshop, training, conference with some people joining remotely while others sit together in the meeting room? Do you plan it as a hybrid event because of this hybrid setting? There is another option. An... 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 →

Unhurried meetings and workshops in hurried times – or how do we spend the precious time together

When I see online or in person events where information sharing occupies a big part of the precious meeting time, I wonder why bringing people together for this? Why doing the effort to connect smart heads for giving an information... Continue Reading →

Let’s draw this – Drawing Together a Liberating Structures with pep and potential

Basic shapes everyone can draw I struggled with the limited visual vocabulary of the Liberating Structure Drawing Together. It seemed to me too much of a simplification to express my thoughts with the 5 shapes only. It took me some... Continue Reading →

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