COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION AND THE OVERVIEW EFFECT

COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION AND THE OVERVIEW EFFECT

THE GLASS TALKING STICK: A POWERFUL TOOL FOR COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
Traditionally, the Talking Stick is a wooden tool used by many indigenous people when they meet in council or a group. The person holding the stick speaks from what is deeply true for them right now, and what they are aware of in the present moment. Everyone else is asked to listen. When finished, the speaker passes the stick.

Most often, the practice of the ‘Talking Stick’ provides the missing link to go beyond where people are have stalled in Collaborative Innovation; in groups or business, in situations where people feel stuck in seemingly unsolvable circumstances, in abrasive conflicts, or where life and its essence – relationships – feel flat and featureless.

In recent times, we have been using glass art versions of the talking stick that combine the power, rich symbolism and ancient wisdom of indigenous people with the color, beauty, mystery, the strength and fragility of blown glass, and magical flow.

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Richard WhitehurstRichard is Founder and Director of The Overview Institute of Australia https://www.overviewinstituteaustralia.org along with its sister organization - Planetary Human: https://www.planetaryhuman.com He has appeared on radio and TV, and has lectured extensively in colleges, universities, workshops and conferences in America, En author, poet, ‘possibillian’ and ‘planetary contextualist’ – Richard has been involved in facilitating shifts in consciousness and human transformation for over four decades. A former president of the Ericksonian Hypnotherapist Association of Australia, Richard is a practicing psychotherapist and hypnotherapist.

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