The Tipping Point of "Otherness"
I have found my focus on the relationship between personal development and creating a sustainable future deepening. From this perspective, a fundamental component of the work to be done is fostering connectedness – to self, to others, and to the natural world. It begins with knowing self and building relationship with other, with otherness defined as both unfamiliar aspects of oneself and those that are different than oneself. It leads a broader recognition of self and world. Yet the news of the day is frequently filled with stories of escalating polarizations in terms of peoples and ideas and fear of the “other”. It is a one-sidedness that limits individual potential and humanity’s developmental capacity. [MORE]
Conscious Leadership as a Journey
Conscious leadership means operating from a deep awareness of the guidance that lies behind our lives. We are more than the frames of reference that inform our actions. Who and what we are comprises both the known and unknown dimensions of our Self. This isn’t difficult to understand when we talk about competencies and potential. If we describe ourselves in terms of what we have done or can do, we are describing competencies – what is known to us. However, if we describe ourselves as also possessing latent potential then we are pointing to what is yet unknown but very much alive within us. [MORE]
Interview with Cam Danielson
Cam Danielson, Co-Founder and Principal, discusses the work of the Conscious Leadership Institute in an interview with Alan Olsen on American Dreams.
“How can leaders become more conscious, grow their development as leaders and address not just their current purpose as a leader, but elevate it into a larger impact for the world?” [LISTEN]
Why we need conscious leaders
Today, we face fundamental global shifts across multiple fronts – social, economic, technological, ecological, spiritual, and political– and a crisis in our capability to understand the implications of these changes. There is a deficit in our ability to manage ambiguity, interrelated complexity, and transformational change; let alone to develop a comprehensive set of solutions. Trying the same things harder fails to produce the needed outcomes. [MORE]