Tag Archive: best practices

Aug 18

Different… Wisdom and Knowledge?

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“Wisdom and Knowledge are not the same thing.  The intellect can never lead one to a complete insight.  One has to use one’s entire being to come into contact with the truth.” Huineng, Zen monastic who is one of the most important figures in all Chinese Zen tradition.

Jul 22

What is a team, really?

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We all know the word “team.”  We have heard it since we were young: be a team player, go team, there is no “I” in team, etc.  Reading through my notes from the Conference on Conscious Capitalism to continue sharing my remembrances and insights, the word “team” popped out quite a bit. It reminded me …

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Jun 21

The Summer Solstice and an Open Heart?

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I am a heat seeker – I love summer! (and snuggling next to a fire in winter.)  I also love being outdoors, so have long wanted to join a celebration of the Summer Solstice.  Alas, other commitments make that impossible, so this year I decided to at least blog about it.  But my blog is …

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Jun 03

Good to Great…. Leaders

Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and many other insightful, useful business books says: “Good leaders come up with answers, but great leaders ask the right questions.” Finding the most meaningful questions requires insight and an Open Heart. I would take this one step further and say, there are no “right” questions, and that …

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May 24

Insights from the Conference on Conscious Capitalism

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I have lots to report from the Conference on Conscious Capitalism and will share in several blog posts over the next couple of weeks.  But before I go to the details I want to do something different for me–just share my impressions…open my heart. The energy in the room and hallways was similar to most …

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May 13

The Power of Smiling

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We all know that smiling can make us feel better – right?  But is this short-term and temporary, or long-term?  BOTH! That’s the good news reported in Forbes Magazine in this insightful article. Ron Gutman’s research shows that smiling has positive short-term effects such as increased feelings of well-being and general happiness.  In addition, a …

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May 06

My personal process, part 2

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A while ago I shared a bit of my personal process and emotions around getting ready for a workshop. The workshop was an especially important one–my first time talking about Open Hearted Works and Conscious Capitalism™ in public! The workshop went pretty well.  Like most of us, I anxiously opened the results from the survey …

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