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Bringing about Meaningful Change - 2007

In 2007, after years of facilitating processes to vision and implement ‘progressive’ change, and continuously aiming to achieve better outcomes, I designed a paradoxical approach that has proved to be amazingly effective. It is based on ‘boldly lying about a change that one has implemented’ (that one has not, in fact, implemented).  I repeatedly find that whereas visioning about ‘improved’ futures tends to be compromised by one’s accumulated (unhealed) psychological wounds, and vulnerability to current contextual limitations, this kind of ‘ bold lying’ invariably by-passes these undermining influences, and generates futures thinking that is closer to the participant’s ‘real’ (deep/core) values and priorities.  Through questioning, these creative ideas are then connected to actual past initiatives, and next, doable steps are clarified and planned (in great detail); and a commitment is made re a meaningful ‘guaranteed’ (doable) first step to implementation.  At subsequent meetings, progress is celebrated and any difficulties resolved.

Emeritus Professor Stuart B. Hill, Foundation Chair of Social Ecology,stu mirror 
School of Education (includes previous School of Social Ecology & Lifelong Learning),


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