'How did we get here'? Have you found yourself asking this question, amid stony silence or a screaming match or resigned defeat with someone you know well, with someone you care about? I have. And by the time I am asking myself that question, it seems like the proverbial horse has bolted. Susan Scott in her book Fierce Conversations (2002) explains "
Happy New Year dear friends, A little late, but I am happy to be finally writing to you, with my New Year wishes, for you and me. I am happiest wishing you by sharing the lessons I am taking forward, and here is what I learnt (again!) last year. Everything was all right in the end (as predicted in my 2013 New Year greeting, based on the famous quote from the movie ‘Best Hotel Marigold’, “Everything will be alright in the end, if it is not alright, it is not the end”). The ‘end’
My dearest friends Whatever that can be said about 2011, is that it was not boring. Most would agree that 2011 has been a year full of surprises, excitement and lessons. This year saw the crumbling of many institutions, world wide social and economic activism and sadly loss of lives in human made conflicts and in natural disasters. I greeted 2011 in my last New Year’s newsletter with much enthusiasm and hope, and I wasn't disappointed. 2011 has been a year of surprises, learning, discovery and growth in many ways for me too. As
What a decade it has been!!! In June 2000 when Corporate Druids first began it’s work, I must admit that we didn't have a very clear path nor very ambitious goals. However I had some very strong intentions that I unwaveringly held on to on the kind of influence Corporate Druids wanted to have in the world we lived in. I could not have imagined the kind of journey that brought Corporate Druids here, nor this wonderful place that we are at. Standing here, stepping in to 2011, I reflect on the last
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.
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