Monthly Archives: January 2014

Collaborating for sustainable practice & the role of Appreciative Inquiry

I write from Sydney airport, en route to Adelaide, returning from 3 days in New Zealand. Over the last 3 days I have had the privilege of sharing with, and influencing and being influenced, during the dialogue that underpins the … Continue reading

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Broadening a concern for sustainability.

Sustainability relates to our ‘busyness’ as much as it does to the space we regularly maintain for ensuring we have ‘perspective’ on the moments we find ourselves in. I would argue that being less busy does not necessarily result in … Continue reading

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Sustainability, dialogue and intellectual rigour

I am noticing that ‘sustainability’ appears to be limited to a positive expression. For example, sustainability is seen when our experiences are great, when issues are lessened, when consensus exists amongst individuals. This is not my understanding or use of … Continue reading

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Some other thoughts on crafting a sense of ourselves and the organisations we work in

Isn’t it ironic that thinking about sustainability is often initiated from concerns with the management of risk? Similarly, should decisions regarding the management of risk end up being a new ‘to do’ list of behaviours (or survival strategies). It seems … Continue reading

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Crafting a sense of ourselves within our organisational roles

I made it! I have got to the end of my first week back at work after the vacation. During my first 5 days, I have deliberately spent time exploring additional and alternative strategies for sustaining myself personally and professionally … Continue reading

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Holding aspirations in an open hand alongside our opportunities

On vacation, my day to day activity slows down significantly. In the process, I’m noticing how others can make decisions that impact on my holiday aspirations. Let me illustrate: ‘Fishing’ – I’ve been waiting with enormous excitement for a fishing … Continue reading

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Holiday aspirations

I have 2 particular strategies for un-winding – driving and fishing. Yesterday, we completed the 7 1/2 hour drive from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, the seafood capital of Australia – Strategy 1 – completed. Yesterday, I booked into a 1 … Continue reading

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