Category: Gestalt

Emotional Intelligence Vs Emotional Agility

Emotional Intelligence Vs Emotional Agility

The purpose of this article is not to say that emotional intelligence or emotional agility is better than the other. Here, I focus on highlighting some of the differences between the two. As with any article like this, there will be those reading it who disagree – and...

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The paradoxical theory of change

The paradoxical theory of change

There is an old joke about a tourist trying to get to New York, Dublin or the city of choice for whatever national stereotype. He stops in a village out in the sticks to ask a local for directions. After long consideration, the local replies “If I was you, I wouldn’t...

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Gestalt Theory and Self-Regulation

Gestalt Theory and Self-Regulation

A few months ago, I discussed the basis of Gestalt theory and its practical applications in the workplace. A fundamental principle that underlies Gestalt is the holistic nature of humans, every part having an influence on and being influenced by another part. This...

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Navigating a Team through Changing Times

Navigating a Team through Changing Times

Over recent weeks, I have spent some time talking about gestalt psychology and its role in change management. One of the key lessons from the discussion was that humans have an instinctive and psychological aversion to anything that is perceived as “not right” or out...

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Practical Gestalt techniques

Practical Gestalt techniques

Last week, I discussed the concept of gestalt psychology and how it relates to change management from something of a theoretical perspective. With the theory in place, what I would like to do in this post is get down to some Gestalt techniques that can help you...

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Gestalt change management

Gestalt change management

If you are involved in any kind of change management within your organisation, gestalt change management may be an approach you have stumbled across at one time or another. Gestalt theory suggests that as humans, we are constantly trying to create order and restore...

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