With contributions from Genuine Contact Professionals around the world, find inspiration, stories of experience, and practical tips for living and working the Genuine Contact way.

 

The Magic of Working the Genuine Contact Way
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For those of you who don’t know me, I live in Spain, but lived most of my life in Venezuela.  And I’m sure most of you know how crazy the situation is there.  There is no way of explaining what happens there because there is no previous historical reference to … Read More

From One Leader to Many Leaders
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By Birgitt Williams. Published in the At Work Journal by Berrett-Koehler, 1997 and again in Leverage Journal 1997 A Canadian social services organization incorporates Open Space into its culture and thrives For ten years, I was CEO of a Canadian social services organization. I had been in this position for … Read More

Being Raised in Genuine Contact
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    This post was originally published under the title “Being Raised in Open Space” in 1999 and appears in the book The Genuine Contact Way: Nourishing a Culture of Leadership. As Genuine Contact has evolved, many people have begun to wonder if this would be a good way to … Read More

Leadership Development vs Leader Development
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It is helpful to consider what is commonly called ‘leadership training’ as actually being ‘leader training’.There is a difference, especially regarding application of leadership, and it matters. Recently I met with a well seasoned ‘Leadership Development’ trainer. She is deeply dedicated to the development of people, and has devoted her career … Read More

Mentoring Circles and Masterminds
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The “Master Mind” may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” ~ Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill was one of the first to write about the “master mind alliance”. … Read More

Genuine Contact as a Holistic Approach to Organizational Development
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The Environment Change is constant. Change cannot be managed. Solutions must be found quickly to complex challenges and opportunities. Solutions must be understood throughout the system so that individuals can make individual decisions to take on the new. Knowing what works is harder than knowing what doesn’t work. 90% of … Read More