Many experienced facilitators, OD consultants, coaches, and organizational leaders increasingly find themselves standing in the fire—working in situations where group and community members are polarized, angry, fearful, and confused. Facilitator Larry Dressler has come to believe that simply picking up yet another method or technique wont help in situations like these. What has a truly transformational impact is what he calls the "facilitators presence". Cultivating an ability to access a compassionate presence that people experience as open, authentic, and clear in intention during the most difficult situations moves facilitators from being competent professionals to being on a path toward self-mastery.
About the Author
Larry is the founder of Blue Wing Consulting, a firm that helps organizations mobilize positive change. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Nissan Motors, USC University Hospital, Starbucks, Washington State Attorney General's Office, Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Cisco Systems, New Belgium Brewing, and Mitsubishi.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1: The Dynamics of the Fire: Facilitating High-Heat Meetings
Ch. 2: A New Kind of Presence: The Facilitator’s Path to Self-Mastery
Ch. 3: Seven Embodied Principles for Facilitating in the Fire
Ch. 4: Practices: The Path of Facilitator Self-Mastery
Ch. 5: From Standing to Dancing in the Fire: Committing to the Path of Self-Mastery