If what you do every day is somehow trying to close the gap between the human condition and human potential, then you are already participating.
We are so aware of the many complex challenges unfolding on a global scale—rifts in how we get along, as well as disturbing patterns in how we are treating each other, other species and the planet—that we risk becoming numb.
Our purpose is to do everything in our power to grow authentic, facilitative, deeply present leadership we need to deal with these challenges.
Step into the room. Lead, facilitate, listen, and participate with your whole being. Become more spacious, more connected to the Mystery, and paradoxically, more grounded.
Be willing to be deeply touched and more optimistic.
I recently heard a compelling call. It said, “If you are awake, if you can hold more complexity, if you practice bringing greater consciousness to your world, then you are bound by a particular moral imperative. Use your consciousness to take awakened action.”
- Learn as many ways as you can to uncover interiors. Yours, mine, ours.
- Notice and nurture the subtle connection between all of us. The relational field is where we build tensile strength.
- If we are aware of higher truths, we must skillfully share them. There’s risk involved, and it takes courage.
- Practice with structures and processes as if they will be the governing structures for future generations.
Raise the bar in your groups, teams, community, family.
Develop your excellence in working with subtleties of human interaction. Give voice to what is unsaid.
Grow yourself as a vehicle for transformation in culture. Undertake your own developmental learning process.
Work with what is. Begin from grounded presence.
Enliven dialogue to enrich participation. Take perspective, seek perspective.
Each act—a conversation, a group decision making process, a conflict resolved—offers the potential for an awakened takeover.
CEO, Ten Directions