Posts Tagged ‘Relationship’

  • Appreciative feedback triads: Kupa humbowo muhutatu

    Appreciative feedback triads: Kupa humbowo muhutatu

    March 7th, 2011 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson & Tana Paddock | 1 Comment

    At Kufunda Learning Village, we’ve recently experimented with a powerful exercise called ‘Appreciative Feedback Triads’ or ‘Kupa humbowo muhutatu’ in Shona. Here’s how it works…

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  • Turn to wonder

    Turn to wonder

    January 16th, 2011 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 2 Comments

    Several years ago, when I was in the thick of major organizational shifts at COCo, I came home one evening in a fit of tears and with a back full of knots. I felt horrible about how things felt at work and frustrated that my attempts to move things to a better place seemed to […]

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  • Zenith Cleaners

    Zenith Cleaners

    September 16th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 5 Comments

    My friends Tolu and Ronke run a cleaning company that is unlike any cleaning company I have ever come across. They see Zenith Cleaners as a vehicle through which they can create the kind of world they want to live in, a world that is not just healthy and aesthetically beautiful, but deeply rooted in […]

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  • Beware of applicant

    Beware of applicant

    September 1st, 2010 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 2 Comments

    The other day I was quite struck by a seemingly ordinary sentence at the end of a job posting that I received from Santropol Roulant. “We encourage applicants to drop their CVs off in person.” I was a bit taken aback, less by the statement itself than by my own reaction to it. It felt […]

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  • In memory of Penny

    In memory of Penny

    August 5th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | 4 Comments

    Last Saturday, Tana and I went to the funeral of Penny Parkes. We had gotten to know Penny through our work with Santropol Roulant. She was a client, volunteer, and board member there and reflected the spirit of the place in a beautiful and charming way all her own. Penny struggled with a degenerative disease, […]

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  • Learning in relationship

    Learning in relationship

    June 20th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 1 Comment

    Learning in Relationship, by Ronald Short, is a book that I find myself re-reading again and again. I quoted from it in my post Inscaping at COCo a couple of months ago, but feel it’s worth revisiting because I think it contains a tremendous amount of wisdom. It spells out in simple and concrete language […]

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  • Managing relationships not people

    Managing relationships not people

    June 5th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 6 Comments

    “The smallest divisible human unit is two people, not one; one is a fiction. From such nets of souls societies, the social world, human life springs.” –Tony Kushner, Angels in America A few weeks ago, Rennie and I had the pleasure of convening a conversation about expressive change with a handful of folks in Montreal’s […]

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