safe to be unsafe and to see the world differently

aperspectival: looking at things from different sides with no preference

  • Taking the CliftonStrengths Assessment again

    I have to confess: I did what I advise against. I have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment several times. First, a few reasons why I advise against it. Hopefully, by the time I take the CliftonStrengths Assessment a second time, I’m already a bit biased and believe that investing in my strengths is better than trying […]

  • Spiral Dynamics and Positive Disintegration

    We are living in chaotic times. Thanks to Steven Pinker we know that it is the most peaceful time in known human history, yet it certainly does not feel like it. Warfare is different today. More often than not it is more of a culture war, a war of different worldviews, different ways of sense-making […]

  • Through Chaos, Toward Community

    Here is an article I wrote. It finally got published. I think that it can be a good complementation to CliftonStrength, as this shines another light on team culture. Maybe CS could be used among other tools to navigate the stages?

  • Positive disintegration

    Today I want to talk about a theory called Positive Disintegration, which comes from Kasimierz Dabrowski, a psychologist and psychiatrist from Poland and Canada who lived through both world wars. His observation of how people dealt with trauma, his friendship with Maslow, and his knowledge of Piaget, among other things, led to a theory that […]

  • First Exercises

    So now the CliftonStrengths 34 report is in your hands. (If your reaction now is: OK, Boomer, then may I tell you that all this is of course also possible electronically. And no, I’m not a boomer, albeit only narrowly.) But, what are you doing with it now? Of course, read it first. Highlighting Top […]

  • Modes of Progression

    René Girard developed a theory called mimetic desire. I would like to address part of this theory here and set it in a bigger arena. People are masters of imitation. As much as we often have the desire to be self-governed and independent, we learn most by imitating others. That is part of mimetic desire. […]