Category Archives: Metaphor

How does (y)our mind works? – Mentoring 4

I used a naming technique to find a name for our company and came up with “mind@work”. Only years later, I realized, that that’s exactly the point of facilitating groups. Currently, much of our behaviour is being attributed to the … Continue reading

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Training and Facilitating – Mentoring facilitators 2

Case 2 How to deal with facilitation and training, has been raised by this quote: when we talk about adapting from lecturing to facilitating methods in classroom (f2f & virtual), both facilitator and participants have hard time to really get … Continue reading

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Facilitating with the brain in mind

This is a first post of facilitating with the brain in mind. I’m writing this series while developing work shops, master classes and training course about applying knowledge about “the mind at work”. On another page, I’ll give a list … 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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Planning and the toolmaker metaphor

Again, I answered some questions on facilitating. About “keeping plans alive”. Plans (intentionally no ,) like communicating, are processes. I’ve always abided with the saying by Montgomery: “plans are nothing, planning is everything“. Planning is not about a plan, just … Continue reading

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Dignity and respect

Paul Vittles remarked in a discussion that a Human Resource Department should treat everybody with dignity and respect. Off course, one cannot not-agree with this. At the same time, his post points at the central paradox of facilitation: “being open … Continue reading

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