• Seven Theory U Leadership Capacities

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Addressing the Blind Spot of Our Time–an executive summary of the book by Otto Scharmer: Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges (http://www.ottoscharmer.com/) The journey through the U develops seven essential leadership capacities. 1. Holding the space of listening. The foundational capacity of the U is listening. Listening to others. Listening to...

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    The Capitalist’s Case For A $15 Minimum Wage

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    While this position may seem somewhat new and radical, it can also remind one of the story of Henry Ford’s recognition of the need to pay employees enough so that they could buy a car.  That decision had wide impact. cgb   Bloomberg View June 20th, 2013 3:17 pm Nick Hanauer June 20 (Bloomberg) —...

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    Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A new book offered by Greenleaf Publishing– John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman —   May 2013   151+xii pp   216 x 138 —   paperback   ISBN 978-1-906093-93-8 A new  story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in  the beauty of complexity and arguing for a transformative  cultural shift. “…    unexpectedly deep and moving conversations about...

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    Money and Life

    by  • May 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I watched Money & Life and found it to be a very worthwhile reflection on our present situation with currency and its foundational assumptions.  The film opened up several new areas of inquiry for me.  The description at the site states that it “is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that asks a provocative question:...

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    Iroquois Great Law of Peace (Kaianerekowa)

    by  • May 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Great Law of Peace is the oldest constitution in North America defining a system of participatory democracy that has sustained the Iroquois Confederacy for perhaps 1,000 years. At a time of terrible war, say tribal elders, a Great Peacemaker emerged to inspire the warriors to bury their weapons of war (the origins of...

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    Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    By SUSAN DOMINUS New York Times Sunday Magazine March 31, 2013 Just after noon on a Wednesday in November, Adam Grant wrapped up a lecture at the Wharton School and headed toward his office, a six-minute speed walk away. Several students trailed him, as often happens; at conferences, Grant attracts something more like a...

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    A Better-Informed Cynicism

    by  • February 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A review by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office,  by Marvin Weisbord Twelve, 2013 In ancient China, a business experienced a 20 percent jump in sales, and the abacus man could not keep up. So the business owner consulted the village sage, who advised him to...

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