Organizing retrospective 92-96

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. This is a retrospective of what has happened during the week. The purpose is to reflect on the work itself. Here is my previous retrospective. Here is my next retrospective.

What has happened? What needs to be done?
This is a retrospective, not of the last week, but of the last month.

I’ve read the following books during the month:

  • The Supreme Art of Dialogue: Structures of Meaning by Anthony Blake.
    The structures of meaning emerge out of the dialogue itself. People discover the meaning as they speak together. Dialogue works with whatever arises in the moment. It can never be reduced to a formula. This is an excellent and interesting book! Here is my book review.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk.
    The body continues to keep the score even if we try to ignore the alarm signals. The only way we can change the way we feel is to become aware of our inner experience and learn  how to befriend what is going on inside ourselves. This is an excellent book too! Here is my book review.
  • The Dynamics of Transformation: Tracing an Emerging World View by Grant Maxwell.Different assumptions lead to different ways of relating to experience. Opposed assertions both contain partial trues within their contexts. The challenge is reconciling them into a third perspective. All that is required to make the transition from one world view to another is a decision. This is a thought-provoking book. Here is my book review.

Finally, here is a video where Anthony Blake describes the art of dialogue. Dialogue requires being in sync with oneself and others. The critical issue is reciprocity, being truly heard and seen, or there is no dialogue.

Anthony Blake, Conference ‘Art for Business’ (Nov 2012)

What was good? What can be improved?
It’s good that I finally got this retrospective written. However, I need to get back to writing weekly retrospectives.

Related posts:
Organizing in between and beyond posts

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. He shares his reading, book reviews, and learning on his personal blog.

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