Archive for June 2013

Mindfulness – a route to personal confidence and professional competence

Apparently, it is Mindfulness year. Surya Turner, Sonja Antell and I did not know this when we developed a one day mindful facilitation course – continuous professional development for experienced facilitators which combines basic mediation techniques with an exploration of the wilder shores running action learning sets team days, board events or large groups. More

Building relationships in professional services

Action learning can prove a challenge for people working in professional services where the “right” answers – and providing those answers quickly – are their trade. Some may find it hard not to give advice and to resist the temptation to “solve” the presenter’s problem. Sonja Antell reflects on the benefits that developing open questioning techniques can bring to client relationships for people working in professional services. More