Monthly Archives: January 2008

HEART OF JUNG

“Heart of Jung”…carry over from the old Hoon web site to the new Tools for Transformation blog. I say: ‘Fulfill something you are able to fulfill rather than run after what you will never achieve. We can modestly strive to … Continue reading

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LEARN TO RELEASE

This is one of my favorite idea bites. I’ve truncated a long section of McSwain’s work to make it bite-sized. The paper it was taken from, A Transformational Theory of Organizations, is one of my all-time favorites. It actually served … Continue reading

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SITTING IN KONYA

Another pane from a recent ‘Quinttych’ rendered as montage and using found (as in: purloined,) images from the web.

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THREE SCHEMAS IN 3

Quick upload of 3 schemas that summarize ongoing research with a colleague into “interpersonal pragmatics” and interpersonal problem solving. These schemas will be explored in detail in the future over at the new Transformative Tools blog. This schema addresses the … Continue reading

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HEAVY

from the marvelous collection of Zen materials at Deoxy The Stone Mind Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire … Continue reading

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GETTING GOOD AT DUCKING

In fact, the real cause of this so-called turbulence may be planning itself, which by imposing formalized procedures on organizations has desensitized them and made them vulnerable to unexpected changes. — Put it more boldly, if your organization has formal … Continue reading

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DARING RICHNESS IN ORGANIZATIONS

Specifically, I would suggest that the effective organization is garrulous, clumsy, superstitious, hypocritical, monstrous, octopoid, wandering, and grouchy. Karl Weick On Re-Punctuating the Problem in New Perspectives on Organizational Effectiveness; Jossey-Bass 1977

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PROFIT(S)

Love and power are not opponents; it is our ideas that have constructed them so. — The resolution of this tiresome conflict between power and love requires but one simple test, a move from the singular to the plural. Just … Continue reading

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ADAM & SONS, LTD.

Who was Cain’s wife? Okay, old conundrum for the literalists in the monotheistic clans. Candidates: Eve–ruled out by all sister–must be considered Lilith (Adam’s first wife?)–must be considered pending one’s treatment of Lilith pre-adamic beings–why not? “If we now work … Continue reading

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WHERE’S WALTER?

Walter Logeman and yours truly go back a bit. 12 years. The first person I added to my virtual karass. We initiated some experiments and adventures. I’ve never met his body. I wish I could go visit him in New … Continue reading

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TAYLOR COUNTY DEVOLVES

By way of the blog of Florida Citizens for Science comes a capture from the notes of a Taylor County Florida school board meeting. Upon motion by Danny Lundy, seconded by Darrell Whiddon the Board adopted/approved the: 1.) Resolution regarding … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Wrong Question

Versions of this teaching story are found in the folklore of the Mid-east and North Africa. This version refashions source material discovered in Matthew Helmke’s Humor and Moroccan Culture. Happy new year to all in this year of the Rat. … Continue reading

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