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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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As The Circle Grows, So Grows the Center

I love the way that over the course of time, a center of a circle can grow from simple marker that holds the middle of a room, to symbolic and energetically rich hub, created by those participating.

This happened at the retreat that I co-hosted this past weekend with friend Quanita Roberson in Cincinnati, for a group of 15 of… Continue reading

Sky High

Though I travel a fair amount for work, and often by airplane, the view from 30,000 feet never fails to fill me with awe. Today, in this photo, is part of the route from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis.

World above.
World below.
Clouds.
Shadows.
Farms.
Homes.
Families.
Creatures.
And…

Perspective.

 

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A Grateful Day

The above video, five minutes in length, is exquisite. In message. In pace. In cinematography. In invitation.

Thanks Jeremy Nash for sharing.

Gratefulness is a practice isn’t it. It’s an energy too. To even momentarily be in the spirit of grateful, and in the deliberate practice of perhaps even just naming, is to shift energy.

This morning, Wednesday, as I… Continue reading

Surprise and Beauty

I love it when simple exercises have significant impact. You know, the kind that seem almost silly because they are so simple. That seem like a distraction from the “real work.” Silly they aren’t, so often. And often, they are just the right kind of real.

Last week I got to do one of those with my friends at Soultime,… Continue reading

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