Use of Self

Just a little reminder of the Principles of Presence, according to the NTL Handbook of OD and Change.

presence

 

Be Honorable

Align personal assumptions, values, beliefs, behavior

Stand for something; take a position

Dare to be different (or similar)

State the obvious

Speak the unspeakable

 

Be an Effective Agent of Change 

Be an awareness expert

Facilitate enhanced interaction among members of the client system and with self

Teach basic behavioral skills

Model a methodology for solving problems and for dealing with life in general

Help the client complete work  and achieve closure on unfinished businessCultivate conditions for the client to experiment new behavior

 

Be Curious

Stay in a space of perpetual wonderment

Show genuine interest in the client

Be interested in self

Explore the nature of relationships between self and client and among individuals in the client system

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