A Zen master once asked an audience of Westerners what they thought was the most important word in the English language. After giving his listeners the chance to think about such favourites as love, truth, failure and so on, he said, ‘No, it’s a three letter word: it’s the word let. Let it be. Let in happen.’
W Timothy Gallwey, US author (b. 1938)
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
Warren Bennis, US academic, management author (b. 1925)
What we call leadership consists maily of knowing how to follow. The wise leader stays in the background and facilitates other people’s process.
John Heider, US management author (b. 1960)
There are no problem people, only problem facilitators, who can’t cope with energy and creativity.
Trevor Bentley, UK facilitator, author