December 8th, 2012

NVC is for getting beyond NVC

What is NVC for? Although I’ve studied, practiced, and taught NVC for years, lately I’ve been revisiting a basic question: What is NVC for? One possible answer is that NVC is for more effectively inspiring people to do what we want them to. Before you object (and I hope you do), please note that I [...]

February 24th, 2007

Clear aims

I asked two specific questions on the sociocracy Yahoo group, regarding Trouble at the beginning. First, Q: Does a circle define criteria for who in an organization is welcome to participate (and thus be heard) and who is not? Or instead, do people self-select, based on whether they embrace the circle’s aim? If the former, [...]