Leadership Alchemy – developing leaders in complex times

Alchemy= “A science (no longer practiced) that sought to transform one chemical element into another through a combination of magic and primitive chemistry. Alchemy is considered to be the ancestor of modern chemistry.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy The wonderful books I have been reading of late, such as Joshua Cooper Ramo’s “The Age of the Unthinkable” … Read More

Finding the Right Support Team

Hmm…I love my life, and feel so very grateful for the richness of it. Yet I know I must find the right support team..or I am going to start breaking down…alternatively…I need to take some things off my plate…which I prefer not to do.  I feel this sense of push pull…that wonderful paradox of tension and compression. Breath in, breath … Read More

The Principle of Exchange -Creating a Win Win Win in all relationships

Unfortunately our society has slipped into ever increasing levels of entitlement. The ~I deserve~ society. Or, ~I am owed~. Or, pure and simple, ~give me!~. This approach is really a “dis-ease” state, breaking the natural law of dynamic equilibrium, where the equation is strongly pitched to the take side, with almost complete neglect of the give side.

How to build a leadership program for complex times – Leadership Development Trends for the 21st Century

The integral leader as a student would be challenged, informed, taught to think creativity, openly, expansively, to ask great questions, to be unafraid to not know the answers, be able to stand in humility, and authority, to inspire through their own being, to dance with change, hold their nerve, have great compassion, take responsibility, acknowledge their shadow and weaknesses, speak with clarity and truth, and live a life that reflects their deepest values. They would represent the essence of a positive deviant.

The Transrational World…Working in a world beyond reason

During my Christmas 08/09 meltdown period, I came to recognise that I had slowly and insidiously let go of any way of being in life that did not have a reasonable, rational, linear pathway. I had lost any sense of the miraculous and serendipitous. In my earlier life I operated much more from the place of the miraculous, trusting that … Read More

Deception, Truth and Conscious Communication

At the most subtle level, deception deals with energy. If my energy is aligned and clean, this means that what I THINK, what I FEEL, what I EMOTE, what I SENSE, is what I say and do. Total congruence in my conscious communication.

The Graceful Art of Self Discipline

As a student of R.Buckminster Fuller, I have found his core foundation of self disciplines very inspiring. (See Critical Path, Chapter 4.) Late last year I resolved to form my own set. I will be clear, this is not the first time I have created a list -or code- to live by. The distinction is that this is the first … Read More

Pandora’s Box and the Audacity of Hope

The myth of Pandora and her box is as relevant today as ever before. Pandora and her mate Epimethius lived in a world of bliss. There was only happiness and ease. No disease, no trouble. The archetype of Adam and Eve in the garden before they ate from the tree of knowledge. Life was rich and plentiful, full of wine, … Read More

Leadership Development and the Future of Business

What is the Future of Business and why is Leadership Development important? Well, since I am not a psychic nor of divine providence, I, like you, can only guess. However, there are some clear writings on the multitude of walls around the world. Here are some of the writings I am seeing clearly written. 1. BIG changes are in place. … Read More

Why Dare to Care? Why radical truth with compassion? Why did we chose this name?

There are many programs available that deal with similar concepts around having the difficult, critical, crucial, fierce, non-violent conversations. We in wealthy nations live in a post modern, pluralistic world, where the unwritten code is non judgement, non violence, happiness, and all things sugar and nice. I am not anti these things, I just know that all of these things … Read More