In Greek, Temenos means ‘container’. In this context, we can think of the space we exist in and the energy and interactions we create every day as separate containers or the boundaries which we utilize to organize our lives. A marriage is a container. A group at work is a container. A set of people on a retreat is a container.
Imagine all the containers you step into and out of in your daily life. The conceptual model of a container helps us perceive and understand our relationships with ourselves and others, so that we can organize and create strategies that serve our and others’ needs.
Based on the work of Siraj Sirajuddin, Temenos process helps individuals and leaders better understand their role within their personal and shared containers; their motivations and their relationships to the people and situations they interact with, both personally and professionally.
Siraj has studied human and non-human systems for 25 years and is an expert at transforming or creating organizational and social containers and how to influence the shape and future of these containers. He has created an approach for transformation that he calls “Temenos: The Influencers Mantra” and he calls these highly effective containers that he co-creates for his clients “Temenos.”
Professionally, Siraj is the Enterprise Agile Transformation Mentor at one of the largest banks in the world. He is associated with Lean Kit Kanban as a member of their board of directors. He also is deeply committed to our communities and serves as a volunteer leader with Agile Influencers of DC, Agile Coach Camp USA and the Society for Organizational Learning.
Siraj has studied Systems Thinking, Psychology, Jungian Studies, Organizational Development, Leadership, Followership, Religion, Philosophy, Science, Meditation, Music, Movies, Theatre and a wide range of other subjects as part of his incubation to be ready for Temenos. Currently, Siraj is a PhD student at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He completed his Masters in Business Administration in 1992.