Care, Dare and Share

 
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  • How one person made a difference

    This is a story about one courageous individual who almost incidentally landed in Slovenia back in 1989, and touched lives of many. It’s a story of how one humble person can make a difference not only to persons s/he meets, but to a whole system. More about ...
     
  • Connections that breed connections ...

    “When are you going to do it? The time is now. We’ll help …”, several Slovenian friends approached me within a short period of time, requesting a training on participatory leadership. I took it as a sign, and contacted ten people from Slovenia, asking them to help make a potential training happen. To my surprise, all of them said yes … and I started to wonder how on earth are we going to work closely as such a large team??? More about ...
     
  • Why do you do what you do?

    An old friend of mine recently asked me why I do what I do. This gift of a question opened some interesting insights that finally led to a liberating 'aha' moment when everything finally fits... At an international conference years ago, there was an offer of experiencing a “dialogue process” as one of the conference tracks. I just knew I had to be there. More about ...
     
  • Three Dutch maxims that still live in me

    I got to know Paul van der Heuvel in 1989, when he moved from the Netherlands to Slovenia, started a new teaching career, and changed directions of many young people’s lives. Also mine. Through the years, I realised he is the person I most often quote. To your memory, Paul, here are a few of your maxims that still evoke my courage when needed. More about ...
     
  • Learnings from the learning village

    In the summer of 2012, a humble village in Slovenia hosted an International Learning Village - a one-week experiment held by the global Art of Hosting community. The gathering was a powerful experience for both of us; each of us wrote a personal harvesting, which we share here. More about ...
     
  • Why compassion is the second best thing in life

    I’m often not compassionate. Instead I quickly, unconsciously, efficiently judge – people, situations, possible futures. I used to be proud of my judging skills; so much so that I often judged my judgments to be better than those of other people. I loved to be RIGHT. Hm, I wasn’t much fun or inspiration to be with, to put it mildly. The shift came when my children turned teenagers. More about ...
     
  • For wiser decisions, slow down

    About half a year ago, at an Organisational Development World Summit, I met a group of Dutch consultants, who are promoting 'slow management': consciously slowing down to put attention to quality (of products, services, work, life), long-term results (rather than short-term profits), serving diverse stakeholders (rather than shareholders). In short: making wiser decisions which take into account the people, profit and planet. More about ...