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The Heart of Collaboration

The Heart of Collaboration

The Heart of Collaboration The heart of collaboration is simple. Here is what so many of us want, need and dream about when it comes to creating something meaningful together. We want to surround ourselves with people who get us and will be with us on our journey....

Things Are Not Always as They Seem

Things Are Not Always as They Seem

Things Are Not Always as They Seem Things are not  always as they seem and this is very true when we spend time with people. We learn a lot about each other and even more about ourselves.  In a car, we are told when we use the side mirror that “objects are closer than...

Why A Community Anyway? (Part II)

Why A Community Anyway? (Part II)

The Truth About Community There is so much talk about building networks and community today but so little about how we truly dream, connect and create together. The focus is mostly on structure, metrics and models. But this is not surprising since in 2022 we still...

Communities Are Foundational (Part I)

Communities Are Foundational (Part I)

The Woodwide Web Teaches Us About Communities Communities will be far more relevant to our wellbeing in the future. And, we have yet to scratch the surface in understanding what is needed to be in community. Futurist and friend Ross Dawson writes, “Your focus should...

Freeing Ourselves from Toxic Relationships

Freeing Ourselves from Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships Are Not for Everyone Do you ever look at relationships and truly ask yourself whether they are healthy or toxic for you? And, do you ever reflect on past relationships that were unhealthy and ask yourself why you chose to be undervalued or accepted...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Beyond Size They say a river is honored for its fish and not its size. And yet, in our world there is so much focus on size, reach and transactions. Our opportunity is to honor impact and creation, not size. An organization may have a ‘customer service’ department or...

What Makes A Great Place to Work?

What Makes A Great Place to Work?

What Makes A Great Place to Work? What makes an organization a great place to work? Is it the flexibility to work from home? Free snacks and drinks? Is it great benefits, including yoga and meditation? These may be important to some people in the start but over time,...

Sacred Harmony is the Foundation of Trusted Relationships

Sacred Harmony is the Foundation of Trusted Relationships

There is something so sacred and beautiful about the power of being human. When we are willing to fully trust ourselves, we become who we need to be. Being present is key. When we are able to align our mind with our heart, there is no more competition as we find...

The Most Important Currencies of Our Times

The Most Important Currencies of Our Times

The True Currencies of Our Time We forget that the true currencies of our time are not financial; they are human. One way of framing conscious leadership is that we are not really leading in the traditional sense—we are listening. By listening to ourselves and each...

Dialing Down on Social Media

Dialing Down on Social Media

Words Don't Always Walk their Social Talk Social media is not very social as it is based on traditional advertising and broadcast models, which force us to "stand out” and get never ending attention and likes. And then there are all kinds of new, cool emojis to keep...

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