THE TRAILBLAZERS PLAYBOOK UNPACKED

For several years now I have been working with young leaders, entrepreneurs and contrarians through a program we call THE TRAILBLAZERS PLAYBOOK. Over the course of a year, we ask questions, explore alternatives and experiment like hell- finding mentors, funding and allies along the way. Over the years, we have come to learn some things about getting noticed, staying visible, sparking conversation and snowballing change. A string of recent conversations […]

 

THE SECRET TO TRUE CHANGE within families, organizations and nations

  The real fundamental changes in societies have come about not from dictates of governments and the results of battles, but through vast numbers of people changing their minds. Willis Harman, Futurist.   I am in what you might loosely call ‘the human potential business’ i.e. I work with people, organizations and communities and my sole task there is unleashing potentials. Perhaps because I am on the ‘people are amazing’ […]

 

Creating Bonds Between Boundaries and Faiths

Reflections on the eve of Women’s Economic Forum 2017 ENTREPRENEURS. THINK TANKS. INNOVATION HUBS. SOCIAL BUSINESSES. This is who I hang out with when I say I’m at work. I work with individuals, organizations and communities across two major fronts: crisis response and culture change. This has given me unique insight into what it takes for people to “put down their arms”, open their ears and mobilize towards a brighter […]

 

A Fresh Start for your Relationship

  Wow- I just finished watching a recording of this webinar* with Chip and Jan Chipman of Vantage Consulting Group and it was so rich – like someone ran Defrag and CCleaner on my brain and simplified e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. again.   Early in the call, Chip said: After 48 years, we don’t really know each other – and I mean that in the best of ways! We’re open to seeing each other brand new.   This […]

 

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

JOSHUA COOPER RAMO   In a Nutshell: CONNECTION CHANGES THE NATURE OF AN OBJECT* When we are connected, power shifts.   The best ‘networks and their implications’ book I’ve read in a long time. It’s rare that a writer has both the sense of evolving and future technologies and the ability to be a riveting storyteller. This definitely ticks both boxes. Ranging from historical stories of power shifts and Eastern […]

 

PEACE POWER POTENTIAL

  THREE FACTS ABOUT YOU You are the single most underutilized resource in your life and business. You have an in-built potential for success and high performance. The place to begin is the simplest and most profound question of all: who do you think you are? THE UNTOLD SECRET BEHIND LONG-TERM SUCCESS Let me give you some good news- just because it seems hard to come by these days and I’m nice like […]

 

Organizational Program Walkthrough

INTRODUCTION & PURPOSE This is Response #1 in a series of posts for Three Principles practitioners who have been asking about working with organizations- business, nonprofits, schools, development agencies. First things first- We are all colleagues and co-learners in this. Whatever story we might tell ourselves or whomever we might compare ourselves to, the truth is, we each come equally equipped with the same kit. This is just a watercooler for […]

 

TO THE MILLENNIALS

  Reflections on work, success and getting your shit together from 3 decades on the planet     GET UNFORGETTABLY GOOD   The best piece of marketing or personal branding advice I ever got was: Do what you said you want to do and get fuckin amazing at it.   If you say you want to be an entrepreneur, go out and test your idea: experience a few people laugh at […]

 

Interview on Your Exponential Practice

Here is the full interview with friend and colleague Jamie Smart* on his podcast Your Exponential Practice Podcast. My favourite excerpts: CURIOSITY is fuel for your business It leads to  LISTENING and Connection OPPORTUNITY and CONNECTION are the same thing.  Full interview here. Revelation #1 that transformed the level of performance (and success) I brought to my life: I didn’t know I didn’t have to believe everything I thought! If I got a […]

 

The Human Infrastructure

UNDER YOUR NOSE An invisible factor at work that determines your results I remember a conversation with my grandfather that went like this: Him: What is the most crucial infrastructure to develop for a country to succeed? Me: Energy? H: No. Try again. M: Education? H: Close, but no. M: I give up. Tell me. H: The Human Infrastructure. If that is not developing in a healthy direction, everything else […]