Brene Brown is a "researcher storylteller" who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She says the the wholehearted have courage, compassion and connection.
The United Nations Communications Group, which is a representation of all the Communication focal points of all the UN agencies met in November 2010 to review the progress of their plans in 2010 and plan for 2010. Some of the participants at the workshop.
This is what one group came up with as being essential to be a good team, during a group exercise at the annual retreat of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) when over 220 people got together to get to know each other better and to review their past years progress and plan for the coming year, in April 2010.
I had an 'aha' moment this morning about my own patterns of habits when I was reflecting on an incident when I felt let down by someone close to me. I have always been secretly pleased (and smug) with myself about the fact that I can eventually learn to let go of the expectations I have of people close to me. I can over time learn to let them be free from my neediness and therefore have a more freer relationship. I learn to accept them for what they are willing