Walking Alongside

A Design Group International Blog

Listening Adaptively

Posted by Ron Mahurin on Apr 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM
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Topics: process design, process consulting, Design Group International, listening, helping, learning, Ed Schein, organizational consulting, business consulting, listening adaptively

Listening Architecturally

Posted by Kate Frillmann on Mar 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM



For there is always light
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it.
Amanda Gorman

What does it mean to listen architecturally?
It means beginning to listen bravely.

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Topics: process consulting, philanthropy, Design Group International, development, nonprofits, listening, helping, learning, Ed Schein, organizational consulting, business consulting

Hmmm...Aaah...Aha.

Posted by Arlen Vernava on Feb 3, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Mary Oliver writes of her dog Percy: "For when he sniffed, it was as if he were being pleased by every part of the world." There it is. Listening. Listening? Yes, listening. Whole-body. Whole self. Wholly engaged, attentive, present: being with oneself and other(s) - together being with the stuff that emerges.

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Topics: process consulting, Design Group International, coaching, listening, courage, unconscious bias, being with, joining, intention, whole self, linger long, conceptual, contextual, consulting

Announcing Walking Alongside – a new resource for leaders

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber on Jan 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM



Walking Alongside is more than the name of Design Group International’s new blog.

Walking Alongside is the space a process consultant occupies when they are with a client. Walking Alongside is where you listen to your client. It is where you create help with them to transform. And it is where you both learn what a vibrant future looks like and how to get there.

Walking Alongside is a new resource for leaders and the organizations they steward. In reading Walking Alongside, you will learn real stories about real people seeking to transform their organizations for a vibrant future. Walking Alongside will be written by our consultants, what we call our Community of Practice, in their voice from their experiences with clients.

As we begin Walking Alongside each other, we will take a deep dive into the twelve core competencies of process consulting (as identified by the Society for Process Consulting). These twelve competencies connect to three underlying behaviors – what we call our core values: Listening, Helping, and Learning.


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Topics: process consulting, Design Group International, leading organizational change, change, listening, helping, learning, Ed Schein, organizational consulting, personal change, business consulting

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Walking Alongside is a resource for leaders and the organizations they steward. Learn real stories about real people who are seeking to transform their organizations for a vibrant future. Walking Alongside is written by our consultants, what we call our Community of Practice, in their voice from their experiences with clients.

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