Papers

Using Simulations; Is it right for your client’s objectives?

– This article is for anyone who wants to improve their training and consulting by using live simulations. It will not prepare you to expertly facilitate every type of simulation, but, through descriptions and case examples, it will give you a sense of the scope of what is possible and perhaps some ideas for small ways to take a fresh approach in situations where simulation could optimize learning. What is simulation and when is it an appropriate choice? What are the advantages and pitfalls? What are the types of simulations? Finally, how does one go about creating and using them?

Usonic Leadership

– The usonic leader is the other-oriented or freedom-oriented leader of the future, in which self-organizing systems will replace the command-and-control model. Here, usonic leaders from various industries reflect on what holistic leadership looks like in contemporary business. In their comments can be found the behaviors involved in usonic leadership: to “potentiate” others, with recognition as well as stepwise and sensitively matched tasking and listening; to provide a narrative that gives employees a sense of meaning and purpose that resonates with their own values and wishes about the future; to remain consistently aligned with values that lie deeper than the bottom line. Ultimately, usonic leaders experience leadership as a commitment to love, caring, and service.

Dismantling Domination

– This describes a theory of violence that can support conflict transformation work.

Cognitive Therapy and Psychodrama

– While I don’t practice as a therapist, this paper is included here because it describes some of the psychological processes behind the effectiveness of action methods in general.