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Leadership: A Sacred Journey

Gambian teaching staff

All people, throughout human experience, have witnessed the cycle of birth, growth, and death, both of themselves and of life in the forest around them. But not all people have lived at a time when it appears that the entire … Continue reading

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A Sacred Responsibility

Along the Nile

It was now mid-afternoon, the sun was relentless, and we had spent hours walking in the splendor of the temples of Luxor. We felt hot and tired so we decided to hire a horse-drawn buggy to return to our hotel. … Continue reading

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The Seventh Story: Extending Learning Organizations Far Beyond Business

Glass on Wall Around Home

We dream to wake to life! — Stephron Kaplan-Williams Anyone who recognizes what is going on in the world and is not insecure is just not awake. — in a speech by a Fortune 500 CEO In 1987 I had … Continue reading

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Relieving Spiritual Poverty in Our Corporations

Food Trucks Somalia

For three years during the mid-1980s, I took a hiatus from my corporate consulting practice to work in Somalia, The Sudan, and Ethiopia under the auspices of the UN High Commission for Refugees and the governments of those countries. The … Continue reading

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A Softstuff Application: Building Teams in Technical Organizations

bwIndian village boys

Imagine yourself at a mountain overlook. You are gazing out over a panoramic view of incredibly beautiful, varied, rich landscape — valley and mountain, forest and village, river and grassland. The range of the view is so vast, so global, … Continue reading

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Beadwork: Authenticity at Work

Gambia 1986

They had moved beyond the anxious beginning in the teambuilding process, that time when people often feel they might not be successful. Thus, they were less concerned that clashes between conflicting agendas within the team might cause the entire effort … Continue reading

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It’s History Now

Candles Chartres

In the late 90s, I learned information that led me to conclude Y2K might lead to a systems failure larger than any technical system.  These articles were written as response to what looked lie a potential crisis. “Y2K” did not … Continue reading

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