The Power of Physical Embodiment in Helping Senior Leaders Discover Their Collective Wisdom

Research Review and Notes

February 2021
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The purpose of this article is to share the profound generative learning from a dialogical workshop that included physical embodiment. The approach used was strategic dialogue with a 2 x 2 Boston matrix and five different strategic scenarios as floor maps. Generative learning and dialogue improved in comparison with previous approaches. Dialogue was enhanced by floor maps and physical embodiment. This paper appreciates how a collective wisdom approach to leadership dialogue lent itself to profound learning.


Author: Jason Hocknell-Nickels

Jason is a business psychologist holding a first-class honours degree in Psychology and a Masters’ degree in Occupational Psychology (Cardiff University). He is a member of the Association of Business Psychologists, as well as a Chartered Member of the CIPD. He has a keen interest in helping organisations, teams and individuals to flourish. He lives and works in the UK.


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