Category Archives: Social Innovation

Self-Organizing Systems, Collective Intelligence, Innovative Large Group Methodologies, Art of Hosting, Conveneing

What is Presencing?

Presencing is sort of a mash-up of the Buddhist ‘Be Here Now’ practice of ‘being present’ and a Bohmian-Dialog-Thinking-Together kind of awareness that is broader than oneself and is sensing the future as it is emerging in the ‘space’ between us. The concept comes from Otto Scharmer’s Theory U. In Scharmer’s words Presencing – requires… Continue Reading

Trusting Men To Navigate

David Deida has written several books about masculine and feminine ‘sexual essences’, sexuality, and relationships. My husband and have read, together, just about all his books and found them really helpful. I think a lot about how to apply the learning’s I’ve been given about intimate male/female dynamics to parallel dynamics in less intimate settings.… Continue Reading

Dialog – The Four Individual Practices

The term dialog has a range of meanings – even among Organization Communication theorists. When I use it, I mostly mean Dialog, in the Bohmian sense – of listening to the field around and within us to discover what is trying to emerge. It can seem a bit mystical, more so than other uses for… Continue Reading

Introduction To My Dialog Practice

Communication has always been a central concern of mine. From the very beginning, love meant, mostly, talking. Stories, ideas, analysis of interactions and meaning – these were what raised me, to the degree that anything did. I knew my mom loved me because she explained things, which she did far more readily than any other… Continue Reading

Presencing and Theory U

Leading from the Future as it Emerges Theory U is a change management method targeting leadership as a process of inner knowing and social innovation. It has been a valuable tool in organization development and social development. Developed in Europe in the 60’s, it has been elaborated upon by C. Otto Scharmer, in collaboration between… Continue Reading

"For a woman to explore and express the fullness of her sexuality, her emotional and intellectual capacities, would entail who knows what risks and who knows what truly revolutionary alteration of the social conditions that demean and constrain her."

-Louise J. Kaplan - Female Perversions