The chemistry of magical facilitation (1) – mind the BOSSY HERALD


I had mentioned that I would sooner or later set my blogging foot again on facilitation island and would seek the island’s treasure trove to trace the original chemistry that makes magical facilitation happen. Well, I guess I’ve just landed on the island and am now on my way to find the trove. This journey will […]

Net added value in an event: networkshops and the power of contextual webs


I’m going to preach against my chapel here: Is there actually much of a point to design workshops to get the best user experience? It seems obvious from various studies and own experience that unless a workshop (or event) is embedded in someone’s own context (see this brilliant IDS report on capacity for a change […]

Tinkering with tools: What’s up with Yammer?


Perhaps as part of this new-year-new-ideas frenzy, I am starting a new type of posts, next to the series of shoot-posts, the ‘Tinkering with tools’ (TwT) series will not be so much technical as oriented towards the user experience of tools: how we use and adapt social tools to fit our practice. In this first […]

The feast of fools of feedback


Carnival season is approaching! A special season where licence and libations precede long fasting. Related to the carnival, but taking place in December, the feast of fools is another fascinating popular event that marked Western Europe’s history from the sixth to the sixteenth century. The idea of the feast of fools was indeed to bestow […]

Reaping the seeds of change: how KM can open up conversations – the Except case, four months later


I was not really planning to write about this but after a chat with Eva Gladek from the company Except yesterday, it seemed a good idea to look at the seeds of change reaped three to four months after a workshop that brought us together. In September 2011 I facilitated a workshop on the identity of […]

My first shoot: the “scaling up” silver bullet


2012 offers new opportunities for this blog. One of these opportunities is to blog more often, with (some) shorter posts. At first I thought I’d call these ‘tumblers’, with reference to the great (micro-) blogging platform Tumblr. Instead, I’ll call them ‘shoots’. Because they might be seen like shooting stars, spangling the sky for a short […]

A new year of fun, focus, feedback and some new ideas


Happy 2012! I wish you a year of great health, love, success but particularly of fun, focus and feedback! This has been my mantra for the past two years and I’ll stick to it for another year. And this year’s full of more than just fun focus and feedback. But before looking at some ideas for […]