Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Video on Validation

This is a funny video which is about 15 minutes.

Let me know what you think.

Cassandra at

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great Quote on The Key to The Universe

I drank an Honest Tea yesterday and here was the quote on the cap.

The bad news: there is no key to the universe. The good news: it was never locked. Swami Beyondananda

Thought I'd pass it on...

Cassandra at

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Art of a Powerful Question

I have been reading and thinking about powerful questions. What makes a question powerful? When we ask a powerful question, it can be transformational. Much about coaching and facilitating is about asking powerful questions. Attached is a link to a great article about asking powerful questions. One of my favorite parts is the following quote from Marilee Goldberg's book The Art of the Question, " A paradigm shift occurs when a question is asked inside the current paradigm that can only be answered from outside it." This kind of question can lead to transformational learning. What does it feel like to ask or be asked this type of a question? What kind of response might this type of question get compared to a comment or observation? What do you think?

Cassandra at

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Power of a Dream

Lately, I have been exploring the power of the dream phase in Appreciative Inquiry. It is really an amazing thing. It is a very different experience to work with a group to create a collective dream, and to work with individuals to create a personal dream. Both lead to incredible things.

I met a photographer this past weekend who printed his dream on labels that he put on the back of his photos. I loved his photos and his dream. Here is his dream...

As far back as I can remember, I have always looked upon the world with childlike wonder. Each morning as I head out into this awesome space we live in, I am amazed with the exciting things that I find. Through my photography I can share with you the everyday beauty, as well as the overlooked treasures that surround us all. Though the world can seem dark at times, it is my dream that everyone can learn to stop for a moment each day to see and appreciate the beauty that is always there. I thank you for purchasing this photograph, and sharing in my vision.

What is your dream?