Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’

Leading into the Future III: From the Pendulum to the Fire

Leading into the Future III: From the Pendulum to the Fire

This essay concerns a critical concept as we prepare to lead into the future: the changes we are now experiencing are not reversible.

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The New Johari Window III: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

The New Johari Window III: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

Many years ago, Sigmund Freud discovered (or did he invent?) the Ego. Freud had already discovered that the human psyche …

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An Appreciative Approach to Organizational Consultation I: What’s in the Straw?

An Appreciative Approach to Organizational Consultation I: What’s in the Straw?

We build our model of organizational consulting on the foundation of a strongly held tenant regarding the appreciation of human capital in contemporary organizations.

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LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS III. THE MYTHS AND REALITY OF ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS (THE STORIES WE ARE TOLD)

LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS III. THE MYTHS AND REALITY OF ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS (THE STORIES WE ARE TOLD)

We must first look at the history of relationships in our contemporary societies and, more specifically, on the dominant personal and collective myths we cling to about intimacy and enduring relationships.

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The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

I turn first to European perspectives and the early “medically” oriented assessments of psychopathy— an assessment of bodily fluids and their flow (or blocked flow) in the human body. My attention then shifts to nonwestern (primarily Asian) perspectives. These perspectives tend to be highly interdisciplinary, with a mixture of disciplines: philosophy, religion, culture, medicine and psychology.

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Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

There is a paradox embedded in the question being asked in this essay: how do we “manage” sleep? We all …

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Pathways to Sleep I: An Introduction

Pathways to Sleep I: An Introduction

Welcome to the Pathways to Sleep project. As part of this project, I have identified four components of an individualized …

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The New Freedom: Living with Hope, Skepticism and Irony

The New Freedom: Living with Hope, Skepticism and Irony

Both hope and skepticism were to be found in Estonia (and Hungary) during the early 1990s, following the Soviet collapse. Are both of these perspectives still present and do they represent the more pervasive irony that is to be found in contemporary societies?

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Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Many societies in our world are in the midst of major transformation from a premodern to modern social structure. This is being replicated in the shift of other societies from a modern to postmodern social structure.

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The New Johari Window II: Two Models of Interpersonal Awareness

The New Johari Window II: Two Models of Interpersonal Awareness

Joe Luft’s original model contained four quadrants that represented the total person in relation to other persons. These four quadrants also define the essential features of the New Johari Window.

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