links to a review of the book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
, from which comes the following quote:
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would … Continue Reading ››
I've had a lot of positive experiences with meetings where participants sit in a circle without a table. This is also the seating arrangement in Open Space meetings, and on the Open Space mailing list, there's been a discussion recently about what circles do for a meeting, sparked by a question from Chris. And here's … Continue Reading ››
is the story of Chris Turner, and her work to bring change, learning and empowerment into Xerox. It's a highly entertaining book, right from this first line: "My family never did hold much with organized religion. The fact is, we ended up in Texas because my great-grandfather roughed up a priest in … Continue Reading ››
There's an interesting article by Linda Naiman in the CEO Refresher called Orchestrating Collaboration at Work Using the Arts
, on the benefits of using arts in the business world. An appetizer: The arts take us on adventures in creative expression that help us to safely explore unknown territory, overcome fear, and take risks. We … Continue Reading ››
I've just added Anne Lamott to my "List of People I'd Really Like To Meet". Having just read her book Bird by bird: Some instructions on writing and life
, I think she's a nice person, interesting to be around and very wise.
The book contains many, many tips for the aspiring writer. Not on the … Continue Reading ››
I discovered Inner Skiing about 15 years ago, and enjoyed it immensely. That book describes how the inner game principles pioneered by Timothy Gallwey can be used to create better learning conditions for skiers. Gallwey originally used it for teaching tennis, and the method basically consists of teaching not by telling people what … Continue Reading ››
One of the exercises we did at the DSN course
I took last weekend, was to write our own obituaries. This sounds kinda morbid, but the point is to realize that one day you'll die, and thus be able to focus more on what's really important to you.
So here's what I'd like … Continue Reading ››
I have spent this weekend breaking barriers at the DSN course held by the art of living
. The DSN course is for people who want to create a better society. These people need to be able to rise above their own limitations, and to willingly go into situations that are unknown, uncertain, frustrating or … Continue Reading ››
According to this article
, there is a very concrete, neurological link between empathy (the ability to identify with other peoples emotions), and the tendency to imitate others.
A team at the University of California has conducted an experiment that used Magnetic Resonanced Imaging (MRI) to measure brain activity in subjects who were either … Continue Reading ››