How to say NO – rule #6 have it be an absolute Yes!

To say an absolute Yes to something or someone is not an experience to be taken lightly. When I say a Yes, I need to be sure that every part of my body, mind, spirit, soul..is aligned. That there is not one corner, or cell, or mote of dust within me that says no. If there is even a shadow, … Read More

Transformative Innovation – giving birth to stuff that matters

I will call it. Almost all of what we call innovation is incremental. To innovate, to change something, to transform, is rare. Nothing wrong with incrementalism, but let us not confuse it with exceptionalism. I believe that the world needs exceptional innovation right now, rather than another new app. The Nobel Laureate, Ilya Prigogine, noted for his work on dissipative … Read More

Beautiful Business for All Human Thriving- 6 Pillars of Integrity Architecture, 40 Considerations for a Beautiful Business | 6 Pillars for Beautiful Business

Placing what matters as the primary reason we engage in enterprise. Earth, all its creatures, and each other. This article and body of work is for those of you who seek to create enterprises that support our present and future well being comprehensively. Following an introduction to the work of R.Buckminster Fuller in my 20’s that insisted that I question … Read More

To be in integrity we must have polarity. Holding space in diversity and conflict, in leadership and love. | Polarity, diversity, conflict

Everyone loves bubbles, even the most hardened of us…to be surrounded by bubbles being blown awakens some primitive childlike delight. Bubbles hold their shape. Until they pop. Their life cycle is generally measured in seconds. In those seconds they evoke beauty, wonder, delight, joy… For a bubble to hold its shape there is a minimum requirement of a positive and … Read More

Perhaps humility? Leadership for a world that works for everyone.

Humility enables spaciousness. There is room for another…another opinion, another voice, another perspective. Humility begins from the place of “my voice, deed, act is only one possibility of many.” Humility acknowledges that no one ever does anything without infinite support from another. The other might be nature, biology, history, friends, family… Hubris squeezes out everything else. It starts from the … Read More

A singular focus – the act of personal bests, repeated

As the Olympics wrap up for 2016 and the sports mad nation of Australia contemplates our successes and misses in Rio I am reminded of one of our great athletes, Ian Thorpe. As a 3x per week swimmer for 20 or so years, I know a little bit about the black line. About early mornings, and hours and hours that … Read More

Entrepreneurship, gestation and the journey of birthing a business

  Nature has its own gestation rate. Mothers know gestation. They know it is for approximately 9 months. They know the emotional roller coaster that is beyond hormones…the excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, trepidation, and often in the end, impatience. Fathers get to experience this in a different way, maybe as the brunt of the emotional storm of the mother, often … Read More