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Art of Hosting Karlskrona, a training from the Heart

March 24, 2010


I was asked to write a one-pager on my experience at Karlskrona for YIP. Here it is. It was a great pleasure to attend my second training in this conscientious discipline (sometimes referred to as Participatory or Process Leadership) this time with 3 fellow participants and a co-founder of YIP. The Art of Hosting is […]

Courage: Open Heart Surgery (Peter Senge part 2)

March 19, 2010


When the earth is sick beyond repair and our world begins to shake with fear, we need to rise to the occasion and face the challenge of a healing operation. I compare this to open heart surgery. Having grown up in South Africa I often heard the story of our hero Dr Christiaan Barnard courageously […]

Explore Your Own Motivation… BEYOND HOPE & FEAR

March 3, 2010


At the Art of Hosting Karlskrona, Margaret Wheatley graced our presence with a beautiful talk regarding true & personal leadership. Here are a few thoughts I gathered from this inspiring conversation… As a proud South African, it warmed my heart to hear that much of her career motivation came from work she did with the […]

A Story for your Grand Child

March 1, 2010


The Art of Harvesting embodied a new quality for me at Karlskrona, with a unique, fresh approach from the new practitioners who were eager to splash out their creativity on the Art of Hosting methodologies. One such harvest offered the Open Space hosts to present their story as if to their grandchild, who was about […]

Fruit of the Harvest

February 27, 2010


At Art of Hosting Karlskrona, endless gems were exposed, and taking from the light of these gems I begin to distill just some of my thoughts… I have time for 2 learnings in this blog post: Appreciative Inquiry Pro-Action Café There is endless information available on the web regarding these tools (you can start by […]


February 22, 2010


From falling, to stumbling, to walking... On our journey, sometimes we trip and begin to fall, catch ourselves and regain walking. It is this instinct that allows us to learn from life's lessons. If we make mistakes and keep on making them, refusing to learn, we will just keep falling and tumbling instead of stumbling to our next step and regaining our stride, each time more gracefully. So here's to holding your head up high and taking the elegant next step...

SOFIA / YIP Report

December 10, 2009


7 December 2009 5 months into my time in Sweden, I have an endless amount to say about my practical training supported by Föreningen SOFIA at the International Youth Initiative Program. Since arriving I have completed the following weekly short courses: Previous report: Craft Village with Daniel Ängmo Social Change with Edgard Gouveia Jr Theory […]