Organizational Art/Performance Art: Bread and Bread

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

This summer I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks living in rural New Hampshire. For over a year, I have been engaged in deep culture building work with […]

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What Does Ancestral Work Have To Do With Organizational Change?

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Happy International Workers Day!  As the days get longer, spring is a natural time for folks to come out of hibernation, revel in the dappled sunshine, and gather together with […]

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Organizational Performance Art: Breaking It Down

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Organizational Performance Art.Organizational. Performance. Art.  These three words, separately and together, make my heart sing. I slow down and breathe and feel their warming, tingling, energizing, expansive impact on my […]

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Group Process, The Art of Being, and André Gregory

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The facilitation and culture change practice I engage in with social change organizations is part and parcel of a decades-long, abiding inquiry in group process that began with theater directing […]

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2018 Souls Open

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

We did it! We made it through the darkest nights of the year. And we’re still here. Some of us had our reality turned inside-out this summer in the presence […]

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The Torus and the Possibilitarian: Moving Through Today’s Chaos

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

I cannot believe we’re coming up on almost a year since the presidential disaster, aka election. I’m still reeling, my friends and family are still reeling, the organizations and communities […]

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From Performance Art to Participatory Facilitated Conversations: A Visual Musing

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Here in New York City, we are in the midst of the final throes of a very hot few months. With its cooling sweet and salty tang, watermelon-feta-mint salad has […]

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Making a Solid Fire: A Participation Manifesto

Friday, April 25th, 2014

THE WORLD NEEDS PEOPLE TO CONNECT, AND IT NEEDS PEOPLE WHO CATALYZE THOSE CONNECTIONS. It needs it in Board rooms and classrooms and conference halls. It needs it in churches […]

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Dreaming Up New Structures, Practicing Them In Daylight

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I find dreams fascinating. I love that people generate wild images in the middle of the night. While I subscribe to the belief that dreams are not given to me […]

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Assemblages, Environments, Happenings, and…. Participatory Conversational Structures

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As a facilitator with a background in performance art, I’ve been thinking about the relationship of Participatory Conversational Structures with Happenings, live events created by visual artists in the 1950s […]

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