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For making the world we want
THE ART OF POWERFUL QUESTIONS
What makes a really great question - in coaching? What unlocks ideas? What makes a question powerful?
If you want to know how to ask the sort of questions that can spark new ideas, new ways of thinking and generally catalyse - this article from Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown and David Issacs is for you.
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WHAT IS ACTION LEARNING?
Although we don't often use the term, Coaching Communities are broadly based an approach called action learning.
Action learning has a long history - a term which came into being in 1982, thanks to Reg Revans.
It is essentially an approach to personal development and problem-solving which involves 'learning' in 'action' within a group. By bringing real life issues to the table with a group of peers, in a process, we can continually learn from our actions, and act from our learning.
"Action learning is an approach to the development of people in organisations which takes the task as the vehicle for learning. It is based on the premise that there is no learning without action and no sober and deliberate action without learning.
The method has three main components: people who accept responsibility for taking action on a particular issues; problems, or the task that people set for themselves; and a set of six or so colleagues who support and challenge each other to make progress on problems.
Action learning implies both self-development and organisation development." (Pedler in Morrisson, 2002 - 2006).
Importantly at the heart of action learning is a willingness to recognise what we know already through searching, questioning and reflection. Something which is very close to Coaching Communities heart -
For more on what action learning looks and feels like in practice, you can watch the video below from The School of Social Entrepreneurs.
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A ZOOM FATIGUE EXPLAINER
A fascinating article on why Zoom calls are so exhausting for our brains from National Geographic
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A GUIDE TO MUTUAL AID
A most fab, simple and human guide to mutual aid from Ruth Jackson and Carly Attridge.
This article - called 'Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting' really puts coals on the fire of my desire to build the world we want.
Because the pause that this crisis has created is a space of opportunity to create something new, rather than go back to something that doesn't suit us.
And because if we don't build the world we want, someone will do it for us, with much less desirable results. A bit like an episode of Changing Rooms (for those of you who remember that show!)
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