Practices for Getting UnStuck

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This was a recent keynote presentation delivered for RACQ in Brisbane themed on "Moving from Conflict to Collaboration: Practices for Getting Unstuck". My talk takes a personal look into what it means to be stuck, and practices that promote both stuckness and flow.

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  • What meaning does this picture hold for you regarding conflict and stuckness?
  • My story.
  • Focussing on the whole to the exclusion of the parts
  • Tell the story of “Roles in conflict not people”
  • Focussing on the parts to the exclusion of the whole
  • Roles in conflict not People.
  • Parts outside the whole make the whole bigger.
  • The story of the old man and the village.
  • Whoever comes are the right people.
  • Open Space Case Study Story
  • Practices for Getting UnStuck

    1. 1. Practices for <br />Getting UnStuck<br />
    2. 2. Serendipity.<br />
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    4. 4. Is ConflictInevitable?<br />
    5. 5. “Show me any organization or situation where there is no conflict, and I will show you one where nobody cares.”<br />Harrison Owen<br />Originator of Open Space Technology<br />Consultant and Author<br />
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    7. 7. Script<br />Performance<br />
    8. 8. Recipe<br />Meal<br />
    9. 9. What are you practicing?<br />
    10. 10. Collaboration<br />–verb<br />1. An interaction where all parties emerged changed…<br />
    11. 11. Three Practices of <br />Stuckness<br />
    12. 12. Being too “outcomes” focussed<br />
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    15. 15. Thinking there’s ONE right answer…(And it’s 42!)<br />
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    20. 20. Othering<br />(aka “Us and Them”)(or the “difficult person” myth)<br />
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    23. 23. GettingUnStuck<br />
    24. 24. Why do things always get more Complex?<br />
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    31. 31. The Practice of <br />Opening Space<br />
    32. 32. “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.”<br />Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)<br />American Management Consultant, Author <br />(Widely considered to be the father of modern management )<br />
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    36. 36. The Practice of <br />Holding Space<br />
    37. 37. “Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”<br />William James (1842 – 1910)<br />American Philosopher and Psychologist<br />
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    42. 42. Three Challenges<br />
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    47. 47. “The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.”<br />Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961)<br />Swiss Psychologist and Psychiatrist<br />
    48. 48. Andrew Rixon PhD<br />

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