My name is Colin Benjamin. I¹m an Aussie. We work with large groups of
people using computer aided interaction at Australia¹s premium management
college- The Mt Eliza Business Centre a bit like your Kennedy Centre. We
have used RepGrids to assist groups to identify elements, constructs and
links to their own personal development and to understand the dynamics of
social interactions but not for trading. Three points may help you in
working with this technique
(i) George Kelly was on about construing the future by people as
(ii) RepGrid is a polarising agent, that highlights contrasts but it is
integrating agent- ie it opens the door to possibilities but it does
provide security for those seeking answers
(iii) When used as a collective mindset, it is extremely valuable as a
managing the central elements of business strategy by increasing the
conscious control of choices.
Accordingly, we would recommend that you look at Zing technology, adopted by
CocaCola for their interactive communication with their bottlers rather than
play with whiteboard technoloogies that will fail your lofty goals by
overcentralising what needs to be kept as an open systems interface with
your 200 clients. People need to see the impact of their choices to make
RepGrids fluent and flexible rather than systematic and structured forms of
learning. We accordingly support the adoption of a living systems approach
to a single RepGrid that then enables your client to work on individual
RepGrids for their own goals in life and investment intentions.
Colin G Benjamin
Marshall Place & Associates
On 3/10/05 22:17, "pete_australia" <pete_australia@...> wrote:
> I'm a fulltime Foreign Exchange Currency trader. Apart from trading
> my own funds in my own right, I also work with approximately 200 or
> so clients (online)in a personal development life-coaching capacity.
> Many of those have expressed interest in getting involved in trading
> but are quite fearful of stepping up to the plate given the risk
> generally, and the mental stresses in particular.
> I've found that trying to 'impose' my sense of what's involved there
> doesn't really help another individual tailor their own outlook and
> approach in terms of their thinking, feeling and action.
> I wondered if anyone who maybe has worked in the developing of
> larger groups, could suggest how one might use/apply the RepGrid
> with a group of 200 people, via an internet conference room (with
> whiteboard facilities available). My thinking right now is to coach
> each person over about 12 months, whereby they personally take
> charge of their development into traders that can trade responsibly
> so that they protect both, their financial and psychophysical
> equity. The process of 'taking charge' would include making
> incremental adjustments to their individual oulook, through
> developing a repgrid. Whether that means 200+ grids or one grid of
> which they are each a part, I'm not sure.
> I guess overall, what I'm after is a coaching approach (using
> repgrid) that would help prepare a group of people who together,
> don't yet fully have the mindset for getting into something with
> competent confidence, but will still preserve their need to develop
> individually on their own terms, rather than have someone else just
> tell them how they should think. To me that would be imposing
> someone elses' model onto them.
> All comments welcomed.
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