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Human to Human is Taking a Rest Through December 2018 Though I love noticing, wondering, writing, and posting on this blog, my next few months are for writing in other forms -- and for shaking things up a bit personally. Thanks for staying connected in the intent to notice the human kindness, consciousness, and flow with life itself that is beneath so much of this participative leadership. Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, returning January 2019, 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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Deep Engagement, Deep Expertise — From Irrigating to Making Rain

I’m in a conversation now with several colleagues about shifting the model for designing large conferences. There is the lovely group of IONS, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, that offers biannual gatherings that seem to attract 1,000 or so participants. There is another lovely group, the Disciples of Christ, that convenes annually for general assembly, a group I’m… Continue reading

High Fliers, Poets, and Tillers

Simply too good to pass up. From Susan Szpakowski of the Shambhala Institute:

“The high-fliers see the patterns, draw the maps, distill the principles. If left on their own they can become too abstract, out of touch, irrelevant. The poets sense the field, sing songs of love and longing and truth. If left on their own, they can become… Continue reading

Graphic Recorder Resources

To add to the choice of harvests…

Nancy Margulies
I met Nancy in the early 90s, working together at Berkana Institute dialogues. She is a brilliant thinker and artist. Nancy is pioneering remote recording in forms of videos, live tablet drawings, and others. I love her work, and in this remote sense, commitment to lowering carbon footprint. Nancy also… Continue reading