Monthly Archives: April 2006

March of the Penguins: Unbearable Truths

I‘ve learned that when a crowd of people listen to a presentation or watch a film, they don’t hear and see the same thing. Everything is filtered through the ‘frames’ of their worldview, what they understand to be true and … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – April 29/06

From business cardtoonist Hugh Macleod. What is ‘Leadership’?: Leadership = Facilitation: Some businesses are finally catching on that the purpose of ‘leaders’ is to be role models and facilitators that make others more effective, not to make decisions and tell … Continue reading

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How Would We Behave in a Great Depression?

Spectrum of global worldviews, per Michael Adams’ American Backlash. The beliefs and behaviours shown in bold are increasing the fastest, and are particularly prevalent in the US and among younger people. It is not in human nature to prepare for … Continue reading

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The Promise of Knowledge Management

A dozen years after the debut of what has been called ‘Knowledge Management’, there has been little significant change in the efficiency, effectiveness or value of information processes or content in most organizations. Many companies that jumped early onto the … Continue reading

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Lack of Presence

Lightening Branches, by UK artist Andrew CampbellI wrote last week about fear of failure, and how dreamers and pessimists get addicted to and paralyzed by this fear. Since most of us are to some degree dreamers (idealists, and those hopeful … Continue reading

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Canadian Minority PM Abandons Environmental Protection, Embraces Neocon Ideology & Tactics

As I predicted, the new right-wing minority Prime Minister has moved quickly to abandon environmental protection in Canada and to try to force-feed Canadians his long-held neocon ideology. One of Harper’s first moves was to renege on Canada’s commitment to … Continue reading

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Immigration: The Environmentalist’s Dilemma

Caveat: This is a grim post. I’ve put it off because I knew it would be, but this issue is tearing the environmental movement apart, so I had to write about it. If you want something more upbeat, yesterday’s post … Continue reading

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Creating the Jobs We Want

So you say there are no good jobs out there. You’ve determined your genius: The place where your gift (what you’re really good at) intersects your passion (what you love doing) — areas 2 & 3 in the above diagram … Continue reading

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Links of the Week – April 22, 2006

Culture: People Only Change When It’s Their Idea: James Samuel links to a new paper comparing 24 tools for dialogue by Pioneers of Change, a youth organization committed to self-organized change. The tools include Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology, … Continue reading

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Music to My Ears: Melody, Memory and Mathematics

Look through someone’s else’s CD or MP3 collection and you’ll probably find it makes no ‘sense’ to you. How could this person possibly like this and also this? How could she like this but not that? The Internet is now … Continue reading

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