Monday, August 29, 2005
Tipu Ake at Saybrook
Today I attended a seminar at Saybrook on Tipu
Ake, a means of finding strength and building community
naturally. Peter Goldsbury brought this wisdom from the Maoris,
specifically a group that turned around a failing school into a
brand-new winning school through using a model of a tree with birds
Informal Learning = life. = consciousness. Leaders for people,
managers for things. Misses leaders for inspiration, managers for
“We manage by sound bites & soap operas.”
For book: impassioned HP cube story. Each our own instructional
Collective wisdom of the workers.
Survey with eyes closed, ideal and actual. Gap analysis.
Group journey to wellness. Organic model. Collective = the unit.
Start outside of the HR box.
Dave Berry's story of the dog and the door.
wellness: Where do we want to be?
Outcomes: What do we do to get there?
Indicators: How will we know we've arrived?
Projects: How to?
focusing on the individual when success of the group is what we're after is the old story of nasrudin and his keys.
I was drawn to this in part because I wanted to better incorporate nature into my models. Alas, I returned to find a shootdown from Kevin Kelly--he's too busy to talk.