All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘riane eisler’
The Breeze of Freedom
One of my colleagues recently left her long term residence in China and is now living in a country that …
Organizational Consultation XXXI: The Appreciative Leader: From A Traditional Perspective
How does one address this interplay between order and chaos? How does one move beyond the contextual model of leadership …
Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective
The time has come to directly address the issue of appreciative leadership. Specifically, the time has come to focus on an important proposition: if a leader is appreciative in her own engagement with other members of the organization, then the task of implementing appreciative strategies is much less formidable.
Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment
In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.
Authority, Identification and Nationalism: The Future of Freedom in Estonia
Authoritarianism was evident in the passivity of Estonian men and women as learners and as architects of their own personal and collective futures during the early1990s. Like many Eastern European countries (and many other countries for that matter) Estonia has traditionally been ruled by authoritarian hierarchies imposed from outside. What about today?
The New Johari Window #7: Complexity and the Postmodern Condition
The postmodern condition suggests that there is a critical need for discernment. We must be careful in choosing the type of feedback we wish to receive and the people from whom we want feedback.