Something to Celebrate

Walking down a hotel corridor a few hours before New Year’s Eve, I overheard a conversation between two people with regard to their party plans for the evening. The one guy said at the top of his voice, that his intention was to “get drunk and disorderly”. While this was superficially amusing, it reflects something […]

Appreciative Problem Solving

How to Gain an Appreciative Perspective Before Raising a Potentially Contentious Issue with Someone: Step 1: Your experience: How does the (situation /circumstance / relationship) make you feel? How does it affect your performance / behaviour? What thoughts does it evoke? How does it influence your relationship with the other participants in this situation? What […]

The Price of the Moral High Ground

I enjoy antiques.  One of the characteristics that I enjoy about antiques is that when you look at them, they smile back knowingly saying “you are here today, and you’ll be gone tomorrow, and I will be with my next owner.” Many people like to express their identification with and attachment to the physical world […]

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