Empowered?

Empowered?

Empowered? E mpowerment is a confusing word. It’s also known as being authentic, taking ownership, choosing accountability, partnership, or being collaborative. It is the source of many questions like: “What is it all about? How do I become empowered? How do I empower...
Another Look at Resistance

Another Look at Resistance

Another Look at Resistance In any conversation with clients, there are concerns that are rarely discussed. These doubts vary in intensity with their perceived risk and loss of control; they are personal to the individual and the situation—they are not the same for...
Tips And Traps For Internal Consultants

Tips And Traps For Internal Consultants

Tips And Traps For Internal Consultants Are you in a position to influence others, but have no authority to make changes or implement programs? If so, then you meet the definition of a “consultant” as found in Peter Block’s book, Flawless Consulting.  As...
A Short Version of My Misunderstanding of Gestalt

A Short Version of My Misunderstanding of Gestalt

A Short Version of My Misunderstanding of Gestalt In October 2019, Designed Learning marked the 40th anniversary of its founding with a webinar where Peter shared some thoughts on the origins of the company. It all began with a workshop, he said, that was grounded in...
What’s Thanksgiving Without Pizza?

What’s Thanksgiving Without Pizza?

What’s Thanksgiving Without Pizza? T hanksgiving: a time for family, friends, football, and food… turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and of course pizza. What’s the matter? Don’t you have pizza on your Thanksgiving table? Our Thanksgiving pizza tradition started years...