We are a practice-based learning community by and for professionals. We offer a variety of programs and services to develop our members’ leadership capacity and skills with the ultimate goal of dramatically improving or transforming their professional effectiveness and quality of life as a single integrative process. We call this fusion of practice, community and transformation our One Authentic Swing
Thanks to the pioneering works by Chris Argyris, Don Beck, Albert Einstein, Clare Graves, Otto Scharmer, Donald Schon, Peter Senge and many others who have walked the same path before us, we now possess a rich body of knowledge of what it takes to develop and play a complete game of business and life as professionals, encompassing the effectiveness of accomplishing our goals and the fulfillment of our organic nature. The greatest challenge, we feel, is not lack of good theories or models but a constructive environment to practice and improve over time. How many times we have become excited about some excellent conferences and/or training seminars only to find ourselves facing the same “reality” back home and, slowly but surely, adapting back to the same old ways? The truth is that our workplaces and/or social circle are usually too unprepared or even toxic to embrace breakthrough ideas and transformative practices that are essential to make meaningful impacts on people and organizations. So we are taking a decisively different approach from most organizational and leadership development programs:
. First and foremost, we focus on the everyday experiences and practices of ourselves and our fellow professionals. We study and discuss theories or models only in the context of better understanding and calibrating our practices, not merely out of intellectual curiosity
. We are community-based and not-for-profit. Every member of our community is a professional in one or more specialized domains. We help each other to examine different aspects of our professional and non-professional lives in much the same way as golf swing coaches do with their clients/students. In our community, everybody is both a teacher and a student. The community serves as the resource and support center of fostering transformative practices at our workplaces and other social situations in an incremental, iterative and sustainable manner. Ultimately, we expect each individual to be his or her own architect of success in a shared experience of creation that is larger than any of us individually.
. We emphasize the transformational as well as organizational or social dimension of competancy development. We take transformation seriously and are committed to the research and development of an authentic and breakthrough method through collaboration and practice.
Our Methods and Services
The methods and services provided by our community are intended for seasoned professionals who have dealt with serious challenges and begun to doubt that quick fixes and/or money alone could deliver adeqaute outcomes. Moving the cheese is not the same as making it. The first step in a new direction is a thorough and responsible investigation of the root causes vs. mere symptoms of the fundamental difficulties that you face at work and in life. We provide an open, safe and dynamic setting in the company of similarly minded and challenged fellow professionals for you to Discover
the different paths and choices of your journey at your own pace.
Once such root causes are exposed and acknowledged authentically, the next step would be to visualize and architect an effective - both practical and sustainable – solution. As demonstrated by a large body of field based research in such diverse domains as organizational and leadership development, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, physics or even cosmology, this is no merely intellectual exercise. It goes to the core of understanding our identity or existence in relationship with an evolving future. It requires us to Transform
or qualitatively shift such fundamental relationships within oneself and with each other. For such a shift to occur, one requires nothing less than an inspiring vision and a robust architecture of reality that is capable of bridging the historical past with a promising future. Naturally, this does not happen easily nor in an instance and requires serious commitments of the mind, the heart and the will. There is no question that this is the most challenging and risky part of the entire journey and one stands very little chance of success in the absence of adequate support and guidance from those who have travelled down the same path before. We offer you an integrated process, tool sets, the experience and unconditional solidarity of a community of committed professional peers.
No transformation or authentic swing is complete without carrying forward the new vision of reality into day-to-day living or actions. To do so in the full complexity of your work and life situations, it requires a great deal of practical competency and professional artistry that could only be learned through incremental and iterative practice. We have developed various dialoguing, coaching and case methods to help you Master
such skills while carrying out your present responsibilities, only more effectively and meaningfully.
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