“By continually expanding the distinctions available to observe and participate in the world in a myriad of ways, humans increase the diversity of ways they can coordinate their actions. Humans are continually inventing new ways of doing things together and so bring forth new creations, whether it is a new dance, more ecologically sustainable buildings or new forms of communication technology. All this occurs in and through languaging.” Alan Sieler, Coaching to the Human Soul, Volume 3, page 124.
The increasing number of ways we can describe the solution side of sustainability creates more ways for us to get there. Continue reading
Alan's book "Believing Cassandra" was a great insight for me at the start of my sustainability journey. What helps you nurture and sustain yourself?
Changing your body will change your effectiveness.
I found Amy Cuddy’s TED talk about this last week, then was reminded in a training session the other day that 93% of human communication is n0n-verbal:
- 7% what you say
- 38% tonality
- 55% body language
So what your body says is the most powerful part of your communication – and it’s surprisingly easy to shift it. Continue reading
During my early coach training, I learned about the Myers-Briggs temperament preferences – it helped me understand some of my frustrations in the world and gave me some insights into how I could operate more effectively. It was like the time I found out about the basics of perspective and proportion in drawing – there were actually tools that could help me to create a better result with less frustration. Continue reading
GreenBiz.com recently released its 2013 State of the Profession report on the sustainability executive job market. One of its findings was that there are key ways of being that support sustainability leadership success – particularly curiosity and an ambition to communicate effectively.
There is a trio of definable and practicable mindsets that support these ways of being. In the same way that Pilates builds core strength in our physical bodies, these practices build emotional resilience and are a strong foundation for career and life success. The three practices are acceptance, ambition and curiosity/wonder. Continue reading
Posted in Coaching, Sustainability and Regenerative Business, Moods & Emotions, Regenerative Business
Tagged communication, ecology of commerce, environment, innovation adoption, Interface, paul hawken, resilience, sustainability
More and more people these days know who Ray Anderson was – one of the great entrepreneurs, and a world leader in regenerative business. It’s tempting to just accept the 20th century’s “super hero” assumption – but there was more to it than just inspiration. Ray got inspired because he had to be inspiring – giving a kick-off speech to his sustainability working party.
There was a process BEHIND Ray Anderson’s “aha” moment on sustainability… Continue reading
Regenerative Thinking in Practice.
Principle #5 - Leverage Nature's Solutions
Nature has spent millions of years working out how to do things with renewable materials at room temperature - let's make the most of those answers.
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