Teams

My Work With Teams: Where’s The Value?

“I help teams which experience communication challenges to work together better using a process called Collaboration Dynamics. I see teams improving the flow of information, developing relationships, and reducing misunderstandings and conflicts.” A new friend, Roy Marriott, asked me some good questions this week about my work with teams. “Who are the people who I …

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How does Clean Feedback compare with Non-Violent Communication?

One of the most useful models to emerge from the world of Clean Language is Caitlin Walker’s Clean Feedback. When people use it, it changes relationships for the better, in a big way. For example, my colleague Jackie Lawlor has been teaching the model to staff in doctors’ surgeries in the West Midlands. She tells me …

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Online Communities: Building Self-Organisation

I’ve been involved in creating and sustaining online communities for a scarily long time, and I’m gradually getting better at it. One of my current groups is doing brilliant stuff at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, members of my Metaphor Mastery student group on Facebook have: Organised their own global Wednesday-night meetup on Zoom, to …

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How Hard Should You Nudge Someone To Go Into Metaphor?

How hard should you “nudge” someone to go into metaphor? If you open the metaphorical door and they don’t immediately step through it, would you consider a boot to the backside? If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that metaphor is the very stuff of thought. Humans literally think …

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