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Want to change? Be more you.

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This post is inspired by the launch of our associate Edward Kellow’s new website “Kellow Learning“.   “…change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.” Arnold Beisser, The Paradoxical Theory of Change, 1970 In a classic and often quoted work about Gestalt therapy, Beisser sets […]

Hey, hey we’re the monkeys!

What do monkeys and the Australian Olympic swimming team have in common? Sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? Sadly, it isn’t a joke. Rather a damning indictment of leadership and culture gone toxic. There’s a perfect analogy in the organisational development literature that describes how destructive cultures form: Begin with five monkeys […]

Coaching as organisational development

Can coaching be considered organisational development? I have just served as a guest editor on a special edition of the electronic journal e-Organisations & People published by the Association for Management Education and Development, or AMED. The Winter Edition, out now, explores a great range of topics related to coaching as organisational development. It contains […]

Less is more…

Last week I attended a five-day course at the Roffey Park Institute entitled the Art of Facilitation. On some level I thought I had signed up to learn more skills and techniques, particularly in how to facilitate conversations about the shadow or covert processes that play out in groups. I quickly realised I had other […]

Welcome to the View From Zero Degrees

Welcome to the View From Zero Degrees, the blog from Chris at Meridian Prime.  I want to use this space to share ideas about our growth and development as leaders, how we engage with the people who are affected by or have an influence upon decisions and making a positive difference to the way we use the earth’s […]