John Dengate

John believes in people- that everyone is capable of releasing their discretionary energy and surprising themselves in what is possible.

He sees the potential in a team to develop their capability to both run the process and deal with the content- developing interdependence within the team, rather than dependence on external facilitation

John taps into the creativity of the group to generate new pathways for solution finding, and helps them hold the collaborative frame as they navigate the new territory

He has worked across a range of technical and social spheres in building the capability of groups and organisations to tackle wicked problems with more confidence and ability

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Just Try Stuff….

“Just try stuff” was about recognising that a key characteristic of a complex situation like a pandemic is uncertainty about what to do,…

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Even when they don’t want to collaborate, you have choices…

It is often framed as if being 'unwilling" is somehow not acceptable, whereas there are often other choices available

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Turn rejection into collaboration example of ‘weaponizing’ rejection or disagreement..... And while rejection is frustrating, it’s still an opportunity for…

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