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Liberating Structures: From toolbox to repertoire to ensemble

What is the nature of Liberating Structures: toolbox or repertoire? Inspired by a fascinating discussion with Keith McCandless, Jeremy Akers, and Maciek Jarosz on the Liberating Structures slack channel and some further exchanges I conclude: Liberating Structures are both, a... Continue Reading →

Liberating Structures. Difficult to explain. Easy to do. Five approaches how to talk about it to newbies.

How do you explain Liberating Structures to your neighbour or your fellow commuter buddy on the train, someone who has never heard of Liberating Structures? What is the best way to give someone a vivid understanding of Liberating Structures? How... Continue Reading →

How to navigate paradoxical challenges as a team with Wicked Question from Liberating Structures

Do you recognize this? In your daily work you must proceed quickly and in a agile way so that you can deliver your work. At the same time you must take the time to think slowly and deepen your understanding... Continue Reading →

Testing Min Specs – a Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence – with the KM4dev community

Min Specs is fabulous Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence. The KM4dev community tested it during a Knowledge Cafe for gaining insights on the question: How everyone can be engaged and contribute his/ her knowledge?

Stopping old meeting habits. How an eager team is having fun with Liberating Structures

“How wonderful our team met with a new way of having our meetings. Now we are challenged.” That could be the feedback of one of my clients from an academic institute after a Liberating Structures immersion workshop. Since our in-house... Continue Reading →

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 →

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