Useful coaching technique: a cloud journey
Posted January 18, 2008on:
Are you wise, sometimes?
Have you ever kicked yourself for making a dumb decision? Have you ever sat there thinking, why did I do that?
Turn on your wisdom
There is a way to turn on wisdom. Peter K Webbs describes the research evidence for promoting wisdom.
#1 Talk a decision over with someone else. They don’t give you answers. The talking brings a wider range of facts and figures to your conscious decision making processes.
#2 Go on a cloud journey. Imagine traveling around the world. Think of different places and cultures. Then make you decision! This is Staudinger’s and Baltes (1996) ‘cloud’ journey.
Complexity in organizatons
Peter K Webbs summarized complexity theory in organizations and psycholoogy very well.
For a poetic account, read Paolo Coelho, The Warrior of Light & Strategy. I particular like the ideas of accepting defeat as what they it is: defeat. I like the idea of preparing to fight by imagining fighting oneself. I like the idea that friends remain with you through good and bad times. They share the journey and the ups-and-downs of the journey.