Team Training.  The Right Kind of Funny!

Team Training. The Right Kind of Funny!

A few weeks ago (2016) , the New York Times magazine published an article about what Google learned from its quest— code-named Project Aristotle— to build the perfect team. As a consulting team...

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Levitas Gravitas

Levitas Gravitas

As someone whose job it is to inject levity and lightness into the world, I am aware of the good it can bring. I am also aware of how vital it is that this levity be connected to the concerns of...

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More ‘Being’ , Less ‘Doing’

More ‘Being’ , Less ‘Doing’

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein Not so long ago I...

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Taking refuge in Not-Knowing

Taking refuge in Not-Knowing

A while back I saw a graphic on the back of a sweatshirt that really caught my attention. It was very simple, two circles, a big one, with a smaller one hovering above as if in orbit around the...

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Being (Not Thinking) Outside the Box

Lately I’ve been musing about the expression “Thinking outside the box” as it seems that expression is totally wrong-you can’t think your self out of a box!! A little research brought me to several...

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Trainings for Teachers & Social Workers

Lightfulness is officially a bit over a year old, unofficially it’s been in evolution for quite some time. This spring, I offered 5 trainings in Flensburg (D), 3 day-long trainings with teams of...

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What might that be, Lightfulness?

……The term Lightfulness came to my mind last fall as a result of the work I had been doing with PayPal’s open source group in weekly team building/training sessions. The trainings were a success, as humor, lightness and juggling created a more enjoyable AND more communicative environment. Team members developed methods to express and work through stress, tensions and conflicts ….

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Constructive/Destructive Humor

Constructive/Destructive Humor

“As long as the humor is not destructive” the woman explained in response to the interviewer’s question about the meaning, value of humor in daily life. The context is a German radio program about...

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