Let me ask you: If you could no longer buy non-consumable things, could you make a good life for yourself? This may be a question you need to think deeply about and examine from different angles, and I don’t really need you to answer it here. I just wanted to put it out there.

Originally posted on 2020-04-30 at 20:51 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6661728763132416002

After participating in the series of conversations that the Co-Active Training Institute is hosting in these days of Covid-19 (https://lnkd.in/gtWCZiu), it occurred to me that maybe we’ve all been thrown into the prototypical story of “The Hero’s Journey”. Almost by definition, that means we’re facing something we don’t know how to deal with, something scary, something new and unfamiliar, something uncomfortable.

For each of us, there is a test. What story do you want to tell about that test in ten years? What story do you want others to tell in ten years? What story will we collectively tell each other in ten years?

For those of you who are able to use this time for introspection – what is your favorite “Hero’s Journey” story?

How could that story inspire what you think about and what you can do?

#CoActive #CTI #Story #HerosJourney #Future

Originally posted on 2020-04-30 at 17:53 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6661683926379175938

Maybe the U.S. needs a fourth branch of government: The Facilitative Branch – people who are highly skilled facilitators of group processes, who have the power to stop legislation-in-progress that hasn’t sufficiently followed co-creative, collaborative processes to craft the best legislation possible. They’d also be involved in facilitating the legislative process from a stance of neutrality and expertise with group dynamics. It seems to me that we’ve learned so much about collaborative work and how human systems function that we need to integrate all that into our governance systems. #HumanSystemsDynamics #Facilitation #Legislation #Governance

Originally posted on 2020-04-20 at 17:37 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6658055997392846850

This collaborative poem came out of a Zoom meeting recently. Unfortunately, I can’t credit the co-creators with anything more than their first names. And I don’t know if I have permission to share this, but it’s too good not to. The prompt was “pressure cooker”. Each of us wrote one line, not knowing in what order it would come together or what the others wrote. I find it quite amazing. #TenDirections #GreatVillageConversation


Humming fecundity. Aching, afraid, awaiting the taste of the first bite.
Soothed with cold water, it won’t blow up.
The walls are closing in to reveal the injustice in our society.
Brewing, brewing. Making a stew, season to taste. Add salt and let it sit.
The steam condenses under the lid.
The more it goes on the more it grows.
As the pressure increases I become fuller.

by Lauren, Margaret, Simone, Marci, Oluf, Dave and William

Originally posted on 2020-04-14 at 22:58 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6655962360513208320

If you haven’t checked out Michael Bungay Stanier’s Future You Leadership course, you’re missing out on something great! It’s online until April 12, for free (due to our global pandemic), which is so generous of Michael! I really enjoyed every minute of it.

Originally posted on 2020-04-03 at 21:59 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6651961223409741824

With apologies to 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

A coach is patient, a coach is kind. A coach does not envy, does not boast, is not proud. A coach does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. A coach does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. A coach always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

A great big Thank You to all the coaches in my life, whether you are one formally or informally, know it or don’t know it!

Originally posted on 2020-04-03 at 21:46 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6651958084065472512