Not the Four Practices

Chris Corrigan and I have been refining our thinking and language for open space leadership. We have it down to four inter-informing and inter-supporting practices: Appreciating, Inviting, Supporting and Making Good. While the practices themselves are each quite whole and robust, tolerant of description but not of disecting, that’s not actually how it is when …

Four Practices of Open Space – Update

I’m getting ready for the leadership practice retreat I’ll lead with Chris Corrigan, on Bowen Island, April 18-20th. I’m thinking some more about the four practices of Open Space. Here is the updated view: Opening Heart Inviting Connection Supporting Collaboration Making a Difference On a personal level, these practices begin with passion, perhaps even some …

Practices Updated

My earlier posting on Open Space Practices has been updated to include the following distinctions… Being Open-Hearted: The vehicle is experience in body (heart, perception); the product is care, a sense of personal passion. Telling Visionary Stories: The vehicle is invitation (literally, “please join us…”); the product is organization, a sense of focus, future, and …

Open Space Practices

Thanks to Dave Pollard for his posting about the recent work on Open Space Practices kicked off by Chris Corrigan with Dave Stevenson. I’ve been slowly refining the descriptions of the practices and a two-day workshop design. Hoping to get out to Seattle WA and Bowen Island BC in August or September to run the …

Four Practices

chris corrigan sent me his notes from his latest incarnation of ouropen space technology training and practice workshop. i’ve been noodling on it as i cook lunches and scrub pots at the center these last couple of days. i’ve pushed his four around a bit and we’ve yet to duke it out over the details. …

Tools and Teachers

My current practice is informed by thirty years of wide-ranging practice:  from financial analysis to team building, agile software to civic engagement, and field reps to C-suite leaders. Along the way, I’ve been lucky to work and learn with some highly skilled practitioners and renowned thought leaders, acknowledged below. These are the approaches that inform …

Experience

I have been inviting and supporting engagement, collaboration and transformation in organization for more than thirty years: Biography – the short story of why and how I got here Tools and Teachers – the practices that inform my work Reputation – what others say about working with me Stories – short descriptions of some past …

Inviting Agility

Still churning through all the ideas and connections that popped up at the Agile2016 conference in July.  Collaborated with Mark Kilby on the design and facilitation of a two-part session on distributed Agile teamwork, in the Audacious Salon track.  Flew drones in the hotel with Tim Ottinger and friends.  Josh Kerievsky’s keynote presentation of Modern Agile …

Best Wishes and Big Pictures for the New Year

The simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus The Jensen Group’s Future of Work report outlined what it will take to make disruptive change work for people and organizations The Learning Consortium Report about the implications of innovative management practices  such as the goals, practices, and values of Scrum Chuck Blakeman’s TED Talk on the …

Online Conference Report

The most remarkable thing about the four-day, online Open Space conference I ran with Lucas Cioffi at QiqoChat.com last week is how strongly it replicated what so many of us have experienced in face-to-face open space meetings and events.  See the complete proceedings document here. From my Summary…

The intention was to extend and expand the best of the Organization Transformation symposium (where OST started), Open Space on Open Space, and OSLIST and support the sharing of all manner of practices, innovations and learnings. The invitation was to bring forth what’s been working – and learn together how to make more of it…

The plan was simple: Invite the world. Do three Openings, with start times

Virtual Open Space on Opening (All Kinds of) Space

Please join us for an experiment I’ve been working to organize…

Inviting Community, Sharing Learnings, Evolving Practice
Everywhere, July 8-11th or 9-12th (depending on where you are)

Conference Schedule | QiqoChat Platform and Registration | Questions

We have learned so much about bringing people together. We have imagined, invited, and unleashed. We are agile and appreciative, artful and improvisational. Our media is social, our networks are linked, and upstart movements can have national and international effects. We mix the newest technologies and the oldest human patterns. We work on peace AND high performance, passion and purpose, sharing and storytelling. We focus on what’s working, why it works, and how we can make more of it.

So what? And now what?