Resources

Learning, growth and change

"Responding to Change" article in Healthwise Ottawa, Fall 2010Responding to Change: How to Live with (and Survive!) Uncertainty (Linda Vanderlee, Healthwise Ottawa, Fall 2010)

Responding to Change (Linda Vanderlee, Tone Magazine, November 2012)

Transitions, Leadership and Learning (excerpt from my e-newsletter)

Myers Briggs (MBTI) preferences chart
A tool for identifying your personality preferences

Kolb’s Learning Cycle
A look at Kolb’s adult learning cycle and preferred learning styles

Change and Transition
Reflections on the phases of transition and how we can discover strategies that helps us to learn, cope, and adapt—as individuals and in groups. From William’s Bridges’ Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change.

Choice Points
Understanding choice points through the lens of circles of influence, circles of concern, and personal mastery. These concepts are drawn from the books Self Management during Change and Transition by Doug Jordan and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

Communication

Non Violent Communication (NVC) Overview
Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a model for communicating in a way that is cooperative, conscious and compassionate. Here are two helpful tools for practicing NVC:
Feelings inventory
Needs inventory

Blocks to Listening
An overview of 12 common tendencies that can get in the way of true listening

Organizational development

Elements and Stages of Group Development
An overview of the key elements and stages of group development, as identified in the work of William Schutz and Bruce Tuckman.

Appreciative Inquiry Intro
This excerpt from Sue Annis Hammond outlines the assumptions of appreciative inquiry—which she describes as “a way of thinking, seeing and acting for powerful, purposeful change in organizations,” and how it differs from the standard problem-solving approach.

Once Upon a Conflict: The Journey from Confrontation to Collaboration (Gary Harper, joyofconflict.com)
How to shift perspectives away from the drama triangle of victim-villain-hero and into collaborative problem solving.

Self-care

We Need to Laugh More (Enda Junkins, 1999)
“Anyone can join the laughter movement. All it takes is a willingness to risk some loss of control.”

Burnout: The Disease of our Civilization (Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post, 2013)
How some people and companies are redefining approaches towards work and productivity to prevent burnout.

Creativity and the arts

Art and Well-Being: The Healing Connection (Healthwise Ottawa, Summer 2015)Art and Well-Being: The Healing Connection (Linda Vanderlee, Healthwise Ottawa, 2015)

Music and Well-Being: A Magical Connection (Linda Vanderlee, Healthwise Ottawa, 2016)

On Creativity: The Gift of the Amateur (Shelley Berc, Prologue Magazine)

Best art therapy blogs to keep you emotionally healthy (Lifehack.org, 2015)

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