The InterAction Collection

The Elegant Art of Noticing

Dec 27, 2023

Wim Sucaet

Being a leader in these times isn’t easy – it is complex, ambiguous and demanding

“An unrecognized difference (since it goes by unnoticed) will not receive the amplification needed and will remain a difference that does not make a difference. A simple difference, often just some doubt, can be enough to begin changing a lifelong pattern or way of thinking.” (de Shazer, 1986).

A key skill for a host leader is noticing: noticing within ourself, noticing of others, noticing of relationships … and the noticing itself can be enough to change several maps.

“The map is not the territory, and the name is not the thing named.” (Gregory Bateson, based on Alfred Korzybski)

In my view the most important asset of being a host leader is noticing bits and pieces of the great stuff that people do and being genuinely curious about it. In this session you will learn to train your ‘noticing muscle’ to become even more skillful and resourceful in it. We’ll have dialogues, share stories, and explore a world of possibilities … just by noticing.

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Wim Sucaet
Wim Sucaet
SFiO Reviewed Practitioner
SFiO Contributor

Wim Sucaet is a passionate SF practitioner who is eager to make complex situations as simple as possible. He believes that reducing things to its essence helps to get the most out of it. Wim has been practicing SF since 2009; as a father, friend, partner, social worker, coordinator of a pupil guidance center, therapist, individual coach and team and network coach. His main goal is to make SF a way of life in such a way that people forget it is SF.