Social Engineering or Social Sculpture?

This past year of lockdowns and mass confusion about “The Truth” has been pretty exhausting, hasn’t it? Let us provoke you with a few questions that we hear people asking. Do the real dangers associated with COVID justify global lockdowns, medical mandates, and the largest transfer of wealth in history — or is it instead a…

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Witnesses of our mess

This image is kind of a contemplation of our time, in the near future. Over the next few centuries as the apocalypse unfolds, the chaos and rot, human ignorance and egotism, coming out of the inner life of humans will spread out over the earth. There are witnesses to this; the creative forces in the…

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What shall we do?

There is an unconquerable mess in our world. The people are standing haplessly under this massive, endless chaotic noise. And they are really flummoxed because they have to do something, but they don’t know what to do. They’ve already tried a lot of things, and nothing has worked. They just can’t get to the underlying…

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Don’t let anxiety run your life

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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Five Reasons Change Efforts Fail — and How to Help Them Succeed

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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Feeling Confident in Uncertainty

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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Healing Personal Trauma as a Key to Social Change

  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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Being the Lighthouse

  Most people talk about creativity in business is about innovation for financial gain or marketshare. I want to talk about becoming a creative person in service to others. Using our creative gifts primarily to grow rich is a sin against some sort of cosmic law; I am sure. They have another purpose, another destination.…

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Why Plans Fail

We’ve worked on a lot of projects, businesses, alliances, and change efforts of many shapes and sizes over the past 20 years. And we’ve seen one consistent thorn in the side of even the smartest leaders — something that thwarts, compromises, or destroys change work no matter how much energy, passion, smarts, resources, and sheer…

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