Drawing out thoughts and emotions

Drawing out thoughts and emotions
  In my exploration of what some people called ‘Depth Psychology’, I have been receiving psycho-analysis in recent months.    There are a lot of angles for me to reflect on the experience e.g. feeling and sensation, mid-life, family.   In this post, let me take the perspective of facilitation and coaching. We had very deep conversation ...

What is really Reflection?

What is really Reflection?
  I am intrigued as I heard a colleague explaining what reflection really means.   I have not really thought about it, and I like her definition.   I got to make a note here. ‘Reflection is not about re-telling or summarizing.   Reflection is about not about reviewing which means summarizing and evaluating.   Reflection is abut the ...

Sit on your hands and shut up 2

Sit on your hands and shut up
I heard a veteran facilitator talking about Open Space earlier this month. Great wisdom. She said that there are 3 necessary conditions to make Open Space work. First, there are burning issues which the participants care collectively. Second, all participants join the event voluntarily. Third, the sponsor (who calls for the event) is really interested ...

Lucky Me 1

Lucky Me
This post is a bit dated.   But I still want to post it here since it is rather significant to me.    The photos were taken in Gazipur, Bangladesh – the outskirt of Dhaka.   I conducted a team development workshop there for 2 days.    The event is significant to me in a number of ways:   ...

‘Check-In’ in Phone Meetings

A useful post on the HBR Blog – Create Human Connection in a Virtual Teams. A reflection as I read through it…. on the idea of conducting ‘Check In’ to build human connection in virtual meeting.   It is quite tricky.   When I discussed this idea with leaders, their response is often ‘We do ...