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Articles in Spring | Summer 2016
David Cooperrider describes how the Appreciative Inquiry Summit—multi-stakeholder planning with a thousand people in the room—brings out the best in human systems: "What we appreciate appreciates—we become what we study—so let's study the concept of full spectrum flourishing."
“We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle Nearly twelve years ago I was honored to bring the large group Appreciative Inquiry Summit method to […]
We share our model as an inspiration and affirmation that work is being done that builds safe community. We know now that a community will benefit from a group that has the intention to listen, learn what is needed, and work as solutionaries in support of one another. We also know that building relationships and […]
It’s delicate confronting these priests of the golden bull They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line Their minds rustle with million dollar bills You say Silver burns a hole in your pocket And Gold burns a hole in your soul Well, uranium burns a hole in forever It just gets out of control. […]
Let’s Unite Our Efforts and Build a Truly Progressive Spiritual Movement Thousands of activist groups work to save the environment, address the needs of the homeless and hungry, ensure we have a safe and adequate supply of food and water, and fight racism and economic injustice. Many are making valiant efforts. Yet we continue to […]
Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am grateful to be able to join today’s fifth dialogue of the General Assembly on “Harmony with Nature” to commemorate International Mother Earth Day as I believe that transformation of our relationship to the Earth is among the greatest challenges and responsibilities of our time. Bozho. […]
Designing Regenerative Cultures by Daniel Christian Wahl Triarchy Press, 2016 Foreword by Graham Leicester This is a book about life and the love of life. It is also a book animated by questions rather than answers. A moment’s reflection on our own lives helps us realise why this must be so. We are reflective creatures, […]
Key Concepts The current ideology of dead matter, mechanical causality, and the exclusion of experience from descriptions of reality in ecology and economy are responsible for our failure to protect aliveness in our world. The challenge of the ‘Anthropocene’ and the end of dualistic enlightenment-style thinking is to install a new ‘bios’ into our concept […]
There is a sea change under way in higher education, and it’s not in the ways that traditional universities think about themselves or do business. It’s not in the admissions requirements or policies of the elite universities. And you won’t find it spelled out in any new theory of learning. It is a shift of […]
Connecting with Kosmos In 2008, I spent some time at Pearl Beach with my very dear friend, Jan Lee Martin, an Australian business futurist, having one of those interesting intellectual conversations about the state of the world, the 21st century challenges to humanity, what needs to be done to answer the challenges, and what all […]