March 2nd, 2007

Why I care about being and doing

I’m fascinated and very excited about sociocracy, having participated in a weekend workshop led by John Buck (assisted by Mitch & Osa). John stayed at my house for the weekend, and we clicked deeply and had long animated talks of mutual interest, including the discovery that both of us develop and teach “empty tools” with [...]

March 1st, 2007

Being and doing in the language of sociocracy

Here is a note I sent to a sociocracy yahoo group (and blocked from appearing there). It’s a follow-on to the post Getting past labels. I experience an inner dissonance when I compare the sociocracy’s intentions with its language. If I understand Sharon below, sociocracy aims at clarifying what people agree to do (“roles and [...]

February 25th, 2007

Getting past labels

This post is based on a note I sent to the sociocracy Yahoo group. I’m editing and reposting here for wider access. Someone asked the following question: NVC conveys the message that putting labels on people is not helpful for a connection on the level of needs. I somehow have the impression that in a [...]

February 23rd, 2007

Some comments on the word “trainer”

For as long as I’ve been actively involved with NVC organizations (particularly our local one), I’ve had confusion and deep discomfort around use of the word “trainer”. There’s a strong dissonance between what I understand people to mean and what I understand of NVC consciousness & theory. I have two objections to the uses I’ve [...]