Friday, June 15, 2012
blue view from my balcony
I’ve spent the last two days in Sydney, enjoying time “on the balcony.” It’s a phrase from Ron Heifitz, who argues that if life is a dance, we need time to get far enough above the fray to see the key patterns, to gain perspective on conflict, to nurture relationships, to find sanctuary and recover a sense of purpose.
My supervisor for this “Principal” phase I’m about the enter into suggested I join him “on the balcony”, to look at the view, to talk leadership and team and capacity building, to reflect on how I might transition and begin.
It’s been fabulous. (The photo is of the Three Sisters, in Blue Mountains, and yes, there is the shadows of me and my supervisor!)