The authoring process of creating our third Tri-namics book has come to a close for my business partner Erna Hagge and I as we just sent it off for printing. We have spent every spare minute over the last year and a half dreaming, researching, innovating, writing draft after draft, rewriting and editing together. The process itself of co-creation challenges us at the most basic level. We use words to represent our thoughts and then interpret meaning. We constantly found ourselves bumping into each other on the meaing of words and would digress into a deeper, wiser learning conversation. For example, how we feel about a value is not the same as what we think about a value and the simple discovery that we approach values differently brought us new perspectives. The power of conversation and dialogue to get to shared meaning we experienced over and over and over again.
Our Tri-namics book is meant to stimulate thinking and dialogue with its many tools, exercises, resources, models, and provocative coach approach questions. In our development process we used our second book, Tri-namics: Provocative Questions for Leadership Wisdom not only as a base for this new book, but also to guide us in the process, Using our own tools in this context and modeling what we hope others will discover was quite a remarkable journey. Sometimes we would look at each other in awe and say ” My goodness, this is so great- how is it that we wrote it and just now are appreciating the depth of the wisdom in the words?” Creating our written work, then reflecting on it and finally innvoating something new is the core framework of Tri-namics and we found ourselves rather unintentionally, but probably subconsciously following this pattern.
Erna and I have completed this phase of creation. Now we move into a new phase of bringing our work forward into the world. Tri-namics: Leadership Wisdom for the Health Profession is fully aligned with LEADS in a Caring Environment, the newly adopted national capabilities framework for leadership development in the health and healthcare system. It is our first custom edition for a specific industry and designed for all levels of health leaders. There are multiple applications for using this and it is based on self-directed adult learning principles. Use it on your own for self-development, with a coach or mentor, in a triad or Coaching Triangle, as a base resource to design or extend programs and workshops, for team development or at its most sophisticated level as a full organizational learning system. Health leaders will find the language familiar, appreciate the evidence-based referencing, and find familiar and leading-edge resources.
Although we will miss the intensity of our own writing creation, we look forward to seeing the delight in the eyes of leaders as they experience their own personal magic with Tri-namics. Leaders are developed in many ways and the word leadership is not easily defined. We do know from our experience with our clients that Tri-namics enhances the leadership journey and can become your best leadership thinking partner just when you need it.
Over the next while in this blog I will be sharing some of the tooks and exercises in Tri-namics and the benefits of some of the applications- so hope you are able to catch some of this. Tri-namics will also be showing up in videos on YouTube, opportunities for e-leanring and webinars, more learning on LinkedIN, Facebook and Twitter and who knows maybe some radio/TV spots as well as more blogs and articles. We will have some fun reaching out to others to share some testimonials and later more research on Tri-namics.
If you are curious to know more please visit our websites.
Deberna International- publishing and licensing innovative learning resources, www.deberna.com
Debbie’s website: DP Leadership Associates www.dpleadership.com
Erna’s website: Hagge Global Institute http://www.deberna.com/haggeglobalinstitute
Tri-namics books are available directly from the authors or through licensed Tri-namics Consultants. Not available in bookstores or other online sellers. Our clients our generally organizations, individuals working in organizations or coaches/consultants/faciltators/trainers who would like to use Tri-namics with their clients. However, anyone can purchase even just one book from us- we are delighted to share. Aspiring youth have found great value in using Tri-namics.
Contact Debbie by phone or text message at 1-604.209.5069 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and how much does it cost for a book? Only $49 CAD or US plus shipping/ handling of about $10 depending on where you are. That is all. Oh, and also some of the profit from the book sales goes back to the LEADS in a Caring Environment collaborative folks through the Canadian College of Health Leaders to sustain and extend the research underpinning the framework. Thanks in advance if you decide to share a link or some information on Tri-namics-it seems that we learn about the best things from those we stumble upon or know well.