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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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I See Us Standing In a Circle

Another beautiful offering from Tim Merry, inspired by a Berkana board meeting…

I see us standing
In a circle
Hands on each others shoulders
A sacred fire in our centre
Shadows on our backs
The light on our fronts
Our hearts made visible on our chests
Light spreading
Our shadows embedded
Never still
Yet we are still
Together
In a… Continue reading

Kirkridge AoH Phone Council

There is a lot that is captured in this little poem from a call that I could not participate in. The power of relationship. The power of community.
What lives on in us from Kirkridge?
~ A Virtual Harvest of 20 ~

Feeling welcomed
Loved
And accepted into a community
Where principles don’t need to be negotiated

The power and… Continue reading

Council on Flow of Finances

To wrap up a recent project, a 2008 planning meeting for CUPE’s union developers, I met with colleagues and cohosts Nancy and Angela. We met in phone council — checking in, naming a question, listening, harvesting, choosing wise action, checking out. Though the specifics of this conversation mattered less, the three of us work in beautiful partnership, I learned a… Continue reading