Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’

Community Capital: Its Sources and Functions in Communities of Heart

Community Capital: Its Sources and Functions in Communities of Heart

The expansion of community capital is a means of sustained community renewal. Community capital incorporates three elements that are found …

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de Tocqueville and the Communities of Heart

de Tocqueville and the Communities of Heart

During the formative years of North American democracy (1830s), an observant historian from France, Alexander de Tocqueville, wrote about “Habits of the Health” that exemplified the best of North American communities.

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The Edge of Knowledge: A Journal

The Edge of Knowledge: A Journal

The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. …

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Leading into the Future VII: Constructivism and Postmodernism

Leading into the Future VII: Constructivism and Postmodernism

I have already introduced the term “postmodernism” when beginning to describe the challenges associated with “leading into the future.” Now …

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The New Johari Window VII: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The New Johari Window VII: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The increasing density of human population is not simply a matter of population growth, it also has to do with a remarkable dynamic that is to be found in most systems—what many theorists now label the strange attractor phenomenon.

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Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely-Held Enterprises XI. The Acts of Appreciation

Theory E²: Working with Entrepreneurs in Closely-Held Enterprises XI. The Acts of Appreciation

In this essay I identify several ways in which this transformation can take place in a closely=held enterprise through specific acts of appreciation.

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Pathways to Sleep: I-E. From Health to Sleep–Time Zone Challenges

Pathways to Sleep: I-E. From Health to Sleep–Time Zone Challenges

There is the need for our body to adjust to a time zone change. Even the one-hour shift from standard to daylight savings time can produce sleep-related problems.

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy V: The World of Mental Illness

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy V: The World of Mental Illness

We observe an important shift from the social/political system in our third assumptive world to the medical system in the fourth world.

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Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach III Four Models of Consultation

Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach III Four Models of Consultation

Those practitioners who (1) help to bring about a specific change in the client system, (2) are advocates of, but do not initiate, a specific change in the system, (3) advocate no specific change but begin with the assumption that change in the system is required, and (4) neither advocate a specific change nor begin with the assumption that the system needs to change.

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