Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’

The New Johari Window #15. Quadrant One and Internal Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #15. Quadrant One and Internal Locus of Control

In Quad One, the fundamental issue regarding locus of control resides in the dynamics of individualism versus conformity.  In American and Northern European societies, strong emphasis is often placed on individualism and the right—even obligation— of individuals to stake out their own distinctive identity. This individualistic imperative, in turn, requires the assumption of internal locus of control.  We can’t stake out a distinctive public self, without believing that we can ignore or overcome our personal history, our present environment, and the expectations that other people place on us because of our social-economic class, gender, race, ethnic background and so forth. This individualism and internal locus of control is reinforced by the media (“self-made man”) and reward systems (“find the responsible party”)..

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Organizational Consulting XII: The Human Resource Bank—Nature and Content

Organizational Consulting XII: The Human Resource Bank—Nature and Content

We return to the challenge offered by Hernando De Soto: How do we transform the invisible in a society to …

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The Word for World is Work. The Task Force Sessions

The Word for World is Work. The Task Force Sessions

The Global Psychology Task Force is hosting a series of discussions that focus on the work being done by Dr. …

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Organizational Consulting XI:  Acts of Appreciation

Organizational Consulting XI:  Acts of Appreciation

Human capital must be channeled and transformed. There are three domains through which acts of appreciation can channel and transform potential human capital into organizational energy.  These three domains are information, intentions and ideas.

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Psychology in a Time of COVID: Engaging Four Tiers of Care

Psychology in a Time of COVID: Engaging Four Tiers of Care

William Bergquist offers a brief overview regarding the challenges and opportunities for psychologists during the time of COVID. The field …

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Leading into the Future XIb: Holding the Center While Innovating and Opening Boundaries

Leading into the Future XIb: Holding the Center While Innovating and Opening Boundaries

How do organizational theorists suggest that the center can hold in 3rd Decade organizations that are often unbounded, forced to be agile, and surviving through collaboration rather than competition.

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Authoritarianism, Cave Dwelling and the Contemporary Escape from Freedom

Authoritarianism, Cave Dwelling and the Contemporary Escape from Freedom

Today (during the third decade of the 21st Century) we are finding powerful forces moving many countries toward authoritarianism. These forces are identified in this essay.

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Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach X:  Appreciation and The Release Of Human Capital

Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach X: Appreciation and The Release Of Human Capital

De Soto doesn’t use the term appreciation. However, his commitment to finding and securing the wealth that is to be found among the poorest people in the world is among the most disciplined and humane form of appreciative analysis to be offered during the past two decades.

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Communities of Heart: Conditions and Criteria

Communities of Heart: Conditions and Criteria

What can we learn about the nature of a vital community – a community of heart? Such a community is needed today in a world filled with many challenges and stuck in polarization and tribalism.

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LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS XI. STORMING IN AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS XI. STORMING IN AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

The second phase that characterizes most developmental plates involves conflict about what the relationship is and should be and/or about the relative influence which each member of the couple should wield in working on specific developmental tasks. In many cases, couples confront the unreality of their idealized images of the relationship.

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