Transformational Global Leadership
The power to create fulfillment of a seemingly impossible vision for every human being.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The world today needs people that are spiritually conscious, emotionally masterful, culturally aware, intellectually trained, and personally engaged in collaborating with others around the world to develop the new structures and paradigms we need to manage the growing global challenges that impact many people today and all of our children. TRAIN yourself to be one of those people. Listen better, dig deeper, reach further, learn harder, love richer, laugh louder, LIVE fuller. Be AWARE of the impact of your actions. Don’t expect others to clean up your mess. EXPLORE your relationship to humanity. And BREATHE.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Message from the Earth:
Eat with me, but not in gluttony.
Drink with me, but not in drunkenness.
Walk with me, but not in recklessness.
Talk with me, but not in deafness.
Work with me, but not in selfishness.
Rest with me, but not in slothfulness.
Breathe with me, but not in wastefulness.
Sleep with me, but not in forgetfulness.
But most of all, live, love, and laugh with me.
There is enough for all!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Just because I can't see something, doesn't mean it isn't there.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Remember the basics:
Breathe in, breathe out.
Love in, love out.
For all the rest, relax and enjoy the ride.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Some Global Distinctions
Global perspective: Considering the world, including its human inhabitants, from OUTSIDE or BEYOND the limits defined by national borders, language constructs, cultural training or “realities”.
Global context: Accounts for and allows for all human perspectives, and relates to every human being from the same place. Relates to language, culture, politics, customs, (also age, gender, physicality, economic status, etc.). as circumstances, similar to clothing -- sometimes useful, sometimes limiting, and always changeable and ever expandable.
Experience of global context: “We’re all in this together,” with shifting, expanding, and transforming part of the natural flow of life. There is no “them”.
International perspective: Relating to the world as divided by national boundaries, interacting across defined national boundaries, holding a particular affiliation to one nation.
International context: Accounts for and allows for multiple nations, with my “reality” and “rightness” defined and limited by the cultural trainings and language constructs of my country/culture.
Experience of international context: “Us trying to interact with Them,” sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes we win, and sometimes we lose.
National perspective: Relating to the world as defined by the people of one nation. Does not include or allow for anything else.
National context: All the world is ours (people of this nation) to use as we want.
Experience of national context: Us vs.Them, often collapsed to just Us.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Words are pointers to experiences of life. They are not the experience itself. When we relate to words as if they are the actual experience, we lose the capacity to experience life.
Words are powerful when they point to, or evoke, memories of powerful experiences in our past. They are also powerful when used to capture, and later refer back to, powerful experiences as they are experienced. An even more powerful gift of language is the capacity to "mix and match" experiences from our past, allowing for creativity. Perhaps the most powerful gift of language is the creation of new languaging to express new experiences, which allows for innovation and generative design of the future.
Words are least powerful when they are used as a filter through which we experience life. When used in this way, we can only experience that which we have words for in our past experience, and we miss the experience of life itself. We have limited capacity for creativity and innovation, because we have limited capacity for new, as yet unlanguaged, experience.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
A measurement is only as good as the device used to measure it.
A measuring device is only as good as its tuning to what's being measured.
We tend to tune devices to exactly what we know we want to measure.
In other words, we tend to measure only that which we understand enough to know how to measure.
We generally don't know enough to tune a device to measure something until we have some understanding of it, or happen upon a measurement of it by "mistake".
So why do we so firmly hang on to the notion that if we can't measure it, it doesn't exist?
If we can't measure it, it may simply mean we haven't yet learned how to tune for it.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Life is lived one chunk at a time. If the chunk in front of you seems overwhelming, break it into smaller chunks. If the chunk in front of you seems boring, make it into a bigger chunk. If you can't see any chunk at all, it's time to ReConnect.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Why not potty train our minds?
We have learned to expel our bodily waste into the appropriate receptacle, and not to spread it around onto others.
Have we learned to manage our mental waste in the same way? Or do we spew mental excrement wherever we go?
Consider the benefits of potty training our minds.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Many of us are familiar with Lake WoeBeGone. You know, the lake that we fill with the tears of our suffering, and invite others to come and wallow with us in . . .
Are we as fervent patrons and spokespersons of Lake WeBeONE? The lake that we fill with the tears of joy when we recognize who we really are . . .
Sunday, October 21, 2007
We grow in the flower.
We shine in the star.
We explode in the volcano.
We nest in the tree.
We are the flower,
The star, volcano, and tree.
And we can move freely
From one point of view
To another, and come home
To each other
And to All.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Practicing generosity is a powerful training ground for being ONE.
Pitfall: If you are aware of being generous, you are not being ONE. It takes two for generosity.