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Studying organizational conversation

Oct 15 14

Studying organizational conversation

It all started in my (Suzanne) living room in Amsterdam. I think it was in January earlier this year. Mara, Joeri and me we were having a coffee, and we shared what was on our minds and what we are concerned with in our work....

Appreciative Inquiry and the power of questions

Jun 2 14

By: Joeri Kabalt - profile | Category: Inspiration Fun
Appreciative Inquiry and the power of questions

Questions are essential within the perspective of Appreciative Inquiry. The questions we ask ourselves – as a person or a system – determine the direction towards which we develop ourselves. What sort of questions can then help to facilitate a movement towards the desired direction?...

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi

May 8 14

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi

Monday the 28th of April we’re gathered on the premises of the YMCA in the township Mamelodi, Pretoria. Four young entrepeneurs, Vusi, Cyril, Elias and Dora, are developing a young entrepreneurial society hub together with Essent and Kessels & Smit. The hub itself will be...

A journey to South Africa

Apr 29 14

A journey to South Africa

Last summer we sat together with a group of colleagues during our annual K&S Working Days to talk about our work around societal issues. Each of us works on projects that explicitly address big and socially relevant questions, such as the future of a region...

The Top Should Be In The Middle

Apr 8 14

The Top Should Be In The Middle

Eric Koenen , management consultant and author of  The Atomium Organization (De atomiumorganisatie) and  The Art Of Leadership In Times Of Change proclaims the illusion of manageability, and connection as the essence of leadership. He begins his keynote at the Corporate Learning Course (LCL) of...

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?

Dec 24 13

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?

Two artists. After some disappointments with real women, one of them creates a sculpture. He changed something here, polished there. After a while his ideal image of a woman emerges. The sculpture becomes part of his daily life. He treats the sculpture as if she...

Sustainable Learning Revolutions

Nov 26 13

Sustainable Learning Revolutions

How foundations, trusts and NGOs can deepen their learning to create greater impact together I wonder if a few hundred years from now people will look back at our time and think: Hey, that's when we really started to learn. I don't mean...

Lessons From the Wild: Deep Capacities for Change

Oct 24 13

Lessons From the Wild: Deep Capacities for Change

Last summer I took part in a Sacred Passage programme with John P. Milton . Milton is perhaps best known for influencing people such as Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer and Joseph Jaworski with their work on change and leadership. Here, I share some of my...