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Sep 22, 2019, 4 comments, 14 smiles Earlier this month, seventeen of us concluded a Laddership Circle. There were so many highlights. Over the 6 week journey together, it was inspiring to see how the simple organizing principle of an intent to design for inner transformation can convene "love warriors" across six countries to deeply practice "being the change" in our communities, while holding questions and paradoxes of leading with love across a wide spectrum of topics. Here's a few soundbyte nuggets of some of the collective wisdom that emerged, in no particular order: On Motivations: A community builder in our circle asked: "How do I shift from building something to feed my own ego, to being a vessel for the community’s values and needs to flow through?" Another week, an artist genuinely observed: "I'm still sorting out my own web of intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations. I supposed we all carry a mix of it." Reflecting on the deluge of ... Read Full Story
Jul 23, 2019, 2 comments, 10 smiles In a recent Laddership Circle, I was reminded of a teacher and mentor of mine from the time I lived in New York. He was one of the best corporate lawyers in New York City, but he was also an incredible champion of all in hardship and a seer of truths! Below is a scene from his life I remember often: Here he is at the law office. Uncharacteristically, he’s leaving at noon. It’s December 23rd, and an important deal closes the morning of the 24th. By late afternoon the heat is on; the client’s lawyers want to know where he is and the junior partners are making excuses since they don’t know. At 8 pm he returns, brushes past them and works through the night. The deal closes on time. Years later it was discovered he had left to buy and deliver gifts to sick kids at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
May 29, 2019, 3 comments, 15 smiles Last month, I finished my Laddership Circle with 17 others from around the globe. Julia, from Austria was one of them, and she mentioned all the goodness emerging, so I went to visit from Germany. Naturally, we all had one major topic in common: Audrey! It is her graceful holding of Laddership Circle that transformed so many of our lives, including ours. Fortunately for me, Julia sent me this smuggled copy of tidbits below, and I've been feasting on it ever since! I loved the story of the walk from Santa Clara to Berkeley, the simplicity of it, and the courage. And wow! the decade-long sacred pause. I really enjoyed her interview on Laddership; much to learn from that. It's easy to imagine Audrey's beautiful beaming smile in front of my eyes! Here it is the Aweeedreeee inspiration for all of you to enjoy as well ... Did you know that Audrey went on a mini walking pilgrimage? What most ... Read Full Story