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Collaboration insights gained through improv training with Dave Morris

Since early March I’ve been attending a basic improvisation class, led by Dave Morris, here in Victoria.  It just wrapped up.  I’ve spent a lot of my life relying on my left brain.  Spending 2 hours a week with 15 others, largely in right brain mode, was something I figured I could handle!  Plus, intuitively I […]

Go With Your Heart: Create Justice Solutions the Open-Source Way

We love our media.  Take away our media?  No way.  Alas, more media leads to both more ideas, and more arguing and conflict.  And, all that arguing can get pretty chaotic. So if you’re in a position of influence for creating justice solutions, how do you address all that complexity and chaos?  Go with your […]

The Future Value of Increased Collaboration

It’s a wondrous world.  Just finished Michael Ondaatje’s book about his conversations with the seminal film editor, Walter Murch, The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film.  A companion to Murch’s own book, In the Blink of an Eye.  Two books; each shedding new light on my understanding of collaboration. In my previous […]

Getting ready for the future: Big Brother or Webmind?

Thinking of the future offers us a choice.  Will it be a dystopian one, a la 1984, George Orwell and Big Brother, or will it be one of abundance, and positive potential? It can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. In his World Wide Web (WWW) trilogy (Wake , Watch , Wonder), science fiction author, par excellence, […]

It takes a system to change a system

It takes a system to change a system.  I love that phrase.  I came across it a couple weeks ago when reading British Columbia mediator/lawyer Nancy Cameron’s excellent book Collaborative Practice: Deepening the Dialogue.  This book is a road map for family lawyers making the journey from traditional litigation to collaborative practice. Now, I’m not […]