More Connections - More Ideas!
So this morning I'm catching up on visiting my favorite blogs, and I stumble across a post following the one I put up at Tom Peters' blog, from Starbucker, and I notice that he and I have very similar ideas about leadership. I have noticed Starbucker before, but I finally went out and looked at his blog. He has a great site called "Ramblings From A Glass Half Full" which I'd encourage you to visit.
At this blog I found a link to a wonderful article by Ben Stein ("Bueller, Bueller," - He's Ferris Bueller's teacher in the movie) about how separate we've become. From Starbucker's site:
Once again Ben Stein forced me to sit up and think with this column about how our neighborhoods have changed, and not for the better. His key question: "How did we stop giving a damn about our neighbors and viewing this earthly transit, this brief wink between eternity and eternity (to paraphrase the great Hart Crane), as mostly a chance to make money off a nameless, faceless Other?” Another one worth reading from Ben.
This is a perfect segue into another of my projects - the ONE seminar I'll be conducting wherever anyone would like it. The seminar is based on Lance Secretan's book "ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership" and it hearkens back to a simpler time when humanity was connected and not separated as we find ourselves today. Through reflection, dialogue and interaction, this seminar will help us all figure out what can bring us back to ONE in our organizations, where we all know we can be and are the most effective.
So there are quite a few calls to action in this post: Check out Ramblings From A Glass Half Full. Read Ben Stein's article. Check out the ONE seminar on my website. (And if you haven't done it yet, send me your nod for the theme song for your life (see yesterday's post) and why you'd pick that song.) And, while you're surfing, check out the latest podcast at No Bullshit Leadership. Phil & Greg & I had another lively dialogue last night.
Last, but not least, notice what calls your attention this week. Are you drawn to ways we are separate? Or are you noticing how coming together in our work and at home might lead to different action?
Let me know what you see.