Yesterday I had the privilege of moderating a plenary panel discussion at the Thames Valley Family Health Team’s annual spring conference. The purpose of the panel was to share stories about patient experience. Four storytellers recounted personal moments when the healthcare system blossomed beautifully or failed miserably in response to an individual struggling with mental …
As long as I am bumbling around — stumbling in the dark, unable to land, asking the wrong questions for honest reasons — I think I am probably going in the right direction. Experience and historical precedence suggest that I am at my most dangerous when I think I’ve got everything figured out.
Life is too short to not learn something new everyday.
One of the tidbits I appreciated from Andre Vashist’s presentation at the System Thinking Exchange this morning was this little takeaway: Try replacing the word ‘but…’ with ‘yes, and…’ ‘That’s a great idea, but…’ positions the remaining words to stand in opposition to the idea. ‘But’ is used as a contradiction to the proposition that …
Have you ever had a time in your life when a friend or colleague asked a question that made you stop and see the world differently? Have you ever pivoted or readjusted your approach to an issue because you thought of a way to think about it from a new perspective? Have you ever encountered …
How intentional are you in the way you use inquiry?
Where do people go to speak and listen to one another, face-to-face, in real-time, in your community?
Is being curious the ideal way to live?
The person who is willing to learn is the person who is willing to admit their blind spots.
An image that beautifully captures our tendency to deviate from the rational.