Author Archives: Jan Lelie

About Jan Lelie

Met diversiteit kom je verder, wanneer je elkaar beter begrijpt.  Jan Lelie kan helpen. Ik faciliteer besluitvorming met behulp van mijn mind@work methode. Sommigen noemen het agile, anderen lean of serious play. Het zit er allemaal in. Daarnaast geef ik workshops en master classes aan professionals die zelf beter willen faciliteren.

“I’m not black” – inventing identity

In “Us and Them — The Science of Identity”, David Berreby makes the point that it is incorrect to talk about race at all. “We should talk”, he writes, “ about the way conduct and cognition (my italics) are racialized.” (p321). The … Continue reading

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mind@work VOF

mind@work has become a “Vennootschap Onder Firma” again. There’s again a partnership between me, Jan Lelie and Godard van Randwijck. Godard and I have been business partners since 1996, until about 2006, when he decided to move to Italy. Since … Continue reading

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Facilitating brains at work

Change requires changing your mind, mental models. How do you make up your mind? And how to facilitate this in a group. I developed this story in response to a question in Quora: Does the brain take steps to react … Continue reading

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Musical metaphor of the brain

Your brain works like an orchestra, composing tunes attuning to your environment. This is a musical offering as an alternative to a brain like a computer. The metaphors you use, frame your thinking. Using the machine or computer metaphor to … Continue reading

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Weer een VOF

Hoera! (English see later) Met ingang van 1 juli 2019 gaan Godard van Randwijck en Jan Lelie weer verder als vennootschap onder firma. Naast het faciliteren en katalyseren van groepsbesluitvormingsprocessen, gaan we weer software ontwikkeling doen voor zowel onszelf als … Continue reading

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mind@work training op zee

mind@work biedt een unieke benadering voor het faciliteren van groepen en katalyseren van veranderingen. Ga met ons in zee! Dat kan voor de eerste keer van vrijdag 30 augustus t/m zondag 1 september. We varen op het schip Nova Cura, … Continue reading

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Tell what you’re talking about

The biggest challenge in communicating consists of using the “tool maker metaphor” in conversations. All too easy we assume that using the right words implies knowledge of the things spoken about. In facilitating conversations ALWAYS ask people to tell about … Continue reading

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Welke toekomst zie je voor faciliteren?

Op vrijdag 18 januari aanstaande organiseer ik – op eigen initiatief – een Open Space over de toekomst van het faciliteren – in Rijswijk, (en daarmee bedoel ik de plaats van samenkomst). De belangrijkste stappen van faciliteren zijn voorbereiden, voorbereiden … Continue reading

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Figuring out meaning

I’ve based my approach on three starting point: “toolmaker metaphor” “relationship classifies the content” a metaphor projects the structure of concrete experiences on the same structure of abstract classes First on metaphor – literally “to carry over” or “transport”. (see … Continue reading

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Natural explanation of evolving

Is there a scientific explanation for the evolution from molecules to (wo)men? Yes there is, nature (or, “naturing nature”). The same processes that drives evolving: random behaviour, Brownian motion or ergodicity. Naturally, all processes consist of random behaviour. (Even your … Continue reading

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