Wow, what a mess we’re in! If you live in the USA, you may be wondering how we’ll EVER survive the chaos and dysfunction that defines our political arena right now. The dysfunction goes deep. As Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem with the same consciousness that created the problem. And clearly, we need…

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Having trouble sleeping, feeling nervous, or tense? You are probably anxious. Not in that acute, coming and going sort of way, but in that chronic, under-the-radar-but-always-there kind of way. You might not even know what it feels like to NOT be anxious. There’s a whole lot of pop-psychology about how to manage anxiety — it’s…

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Changing social reality is not something you can do simply because you are passionate, dedicated, or determined. Social change requires a particular skill-set. If you want to change social reality, you need to build the know-how and capabilities. This requisite is agnostic to any particular social system, discipline, or sector. So no matter whether you…

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Do you believe that you aren’t confident? That you lack confidence about something? And is this lack of confidence is holding you back? Well I can believe that your BELIEF about your lack of confidence is holding you back, but I DON’T believe for one second that you are lacking in something or are deficient,…

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  I was sitting with a friend recently who was sharing her struggles with really stepping into her life mission of social healing and social change. She was in transition out of her current job and didn’t seem to be ready for what she wanted to do next. She didn’t know how to take the…

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  Ever had that feeling you just don’t know what to do, that you are pulled in a million different directions, and you are seriously confused, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck? We know what that’s like and we have something simple to share with you. Simple, but surprisingly effective — possibly even profound. It’s so…

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I’m sweaty and hot, gravel is painfully digging into my foot inside my sneaker, and the horse on the other end of my 12 foot rope is eyeing me with deep skepticism. “She doesn’t know what you want; you need to be clearer in your phases!” calls my teacher as I vainly try to get…

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer How do we create changes in behavior across a distributed organization with many people and many moving parts?  There are as many organizational development consultants as there are people asking this question—and then there is LaLoux’s recent book “Reinventing Organizations”…

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  If you’re an aspiring leader (at any age — we’re 47 and 48 as of this writing), you’re going to do stupid stuff from time to time. You’ll make mistakes and you’ll go down seemingly deadend paths for years on end. Really. Don’t sweat it. That path is going somewhere great. Truly fantastic, never-ending…

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I went to at least three different universities and conservatories in different places around the world to study music, and have had continuous music teachers in both violin and classical singing since I was about eight (roughly 40 years ago). At all those music schools, the main focus was on learning the craft and technique…

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