michael cardus team building consultant. Leadership Coach

Facilitating experiential education I wander & wonder;
  • Where am I?
  • Where is the group, physically & mentally?
  • Where is each person in reference to the location, program and me?

Are you your brain? Your body? Your team? Your organization? and how do any of these affect the outcome of training and time with me?

Reading Daniel Dennett’s Where am Icauses me to reflect on facilitation and experience.

I thought to myself:  “Well, here I am sitting on a folding chair, staring through a piece of plate glass at my own brain . . .  But wait,” I said to myself, “shouldn’t I have thought, ‘Here I am, suspended in a bubbling fluid, being stared at by my own eyes’?”  I tried to think this latter thought.  I tried to project it into the tank, offering it hopefully to my brain, but I failed to carry off the exercise with any conviction. -Daniel Dennett – Where am I?

When training, facilitating, speaking – do you find yourself “staring through the glass at your own brain”? or do you find yourself “suspended in a bubbling fluid, being stared at by your own eyes”?

PS – if you haven’t read “Where am I”; you really must it is an amazing article of the challenge in trying to define where the self is found.

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