“Theory and practice” is a common phrase. We've seen a lot of writing on theory, but what about that other word? Peter calls it "the dark matter of the social sciences" - Practice. It applies to pencil-pushing, educating, heart surgery, sailing, golfing, and anything you can do with purpose. Peter and Dave take you into a world of thought that couples work and play, purpose and routine, life and legacy. In a world of white-water, On Practice is the raft.
Episode 251 - Once Upon Many Times - a Storied Practice (David Hutchens)
I'll tell you a story about the sincerely practiced storyteller in this episode. David Hutchens taps into our humanity and finds the gold in real and true stories (or delightful fiction). Our stories. Our organisations' stories. Our town's stories. And he/we will live happily ever after.
Episode 250 - Still Exploring for New Ways for Developing Leadership Practice (Gary Lloyd)
Leading is a skillful practice, and the founder of the Leadership Skills Lab, Gary Lloyd, never lets up on the quest for better ways. Dave realizes he has fallen behind his contemporary Gary, who is urging him to put AI (artificial intelligence) to this purpose. Well, the learning never ceases if you are majorly curious.
Episode 249 - Dave and Dad Talk About Time and Space - Always Real as Practice Contexts.
We continue our series of 'Dave & Dad" learning conversations, looking closely for what happens in moments, engaging all our senses, and compelling our full consciousness. Our practices grow us forward, always landing us in a new time and place (even if the space seems to be the same as before, yet connected anew).
Episode 248 - Talking about Today's Distressing Context for Practice (Lizy Freudmann & Tom Casey)
Our intentional practices have landed us amid a socio-political context of pessimism, anger, and even rage. Dave, Lizy, and Tom talk over such findings in a recent Discussion Partners Collaborative leadership sentiment survey. We still focus and do what we can to make things better.
Episode 247 - Exemplary Leading - Her Research. Her Practice (Kelly Gesmundo Clarke)
A Bowling Green State University Doctorate in Organization Development & Change was just conferred upon this seasoned leader whose research focuses on exemplary leaders in highly disruptive settings (COVID). Dr. Kelly Gesmundo Clarke goes now where uncertainty prevails to encourage exemplary leadership practice. "You can find Dr. Gesmundo Clarke here: Exemplary Leadership Institute
Episode 246 - Yes, Even Grieving Can Be a Practice (Kathryn Kaplan)
Kathryn Kaplan is now a professional grief counselor. For most of her career, she was an Organization Development consultant. This is the fifth episode with Kathryn, each marking a transformational moment in her practice life. Her latest book, Dying With His Eyes Wide Open, prompts this reunion of two former Peter Vaill students. Dave ventures that we can choose to develop grieving losses as a practice.