Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’

Field Notes: COVID-19 and the Provision of Psychological Services

Field Notes: COVID-19 and the Provision of Psychological Services

The set of interviews conducted by Varda Silberberg in Israel and the presentation of findings from a study of the virus’s impact in the United States by me suggests that the impact was felt among those providing psychological services in these two countries (and we proposed in many other countries).

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Organizational Consultation XIX : Development (Part Three)

Organizational Consultation XIX : Development (Part Three)

An appreciative approach to human resource development requires that one be sensitive to the complex interplay between various initiatives. Some HRD strategies should precede other strategies, either because this strategy develops logically out of the other strategy or because this strategy is less threatening or more easily implemented than other strategies.

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The Nature of True Freedom II: Harmony of Interests

The Nature of True Freedom II: Harmony of Interests

I provide an economic and commerce-based perspective, suggesting that true freedom might reside in something called the “harmony of interests.”

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Organizational Consultation XIX  Development (Part Two)

Organizational Consultation XIX Development (Part Two)

The training and education that organizations provide to their employees typically come from one of five sources.

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The Nature of True Freedom I: Balancing Personal Rights and Collective Responsibilities

The Nature of True Freedom I: Balancing Personal Rights and Collective Responsibilities

I propose that true freedom requires a balancing between a concern for individual personal rights and a concern for collective, shared responsibility.

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The COVID-19 Arrow: Striking at the Heart of American Life and Culture

The COVID-19 Arrow: Striking at the Heart of American Life and Culture

How do humans in the twenty-first century respond, personally and collectively, to this reappearance? The challenges and responses, both good …

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Organizational Consultation XVIII:  Development (Part One)

Organizational Consultation XVIII: Development (Part One)

In an appreciative-oriented consulting process, attention must be paid to development of the human capital in the organization. The objective …

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Organizational Consultation XVII  The Chartering Process (Part Two)

Organizational Consultation XVII The Chartering Process (Part Two)

The appreciative chartering process enables members of an organization to assess the range and implications of existing intentions, as well as discover new intentions that emerge naturally from, and in alignment with, existing intentions. Chartering is like appreciation. It focuses on both the past and future, while also being firmly grounded in present day realities.

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Studio Five: Hillbilly Elegy

Studio Five: Hillbilly Elegy

The fitth PSP/Adler Studio focused on a recent, award-winning movie–Hlllbellly Elegy–that is based on the reallife experiences of a young …

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The Word for World is Work: The Life of Women

The Word for World is Work: The Life of Women

Authors: Rosalind Sun Peng Lee and William Bergquist Illustrator: Dustin Markel This book concerns the world in which three different …

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