It's in any conversation. Can you hear it?

It doesn't seem easy to stay right where we are in the purity and togetherness of who we are. It doesn't seem easy to listen with presence when job demands and targets stare at us, when performance is at stake, when we spent our days running from crisis to crisis. To develop deep empathy. And what if it were easy, anyways? What if we gave ourselves permission to listen to each other just a bit longer. What if we could slow down just long enough to connect? What if we get to be real?

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Networking: Opening space for relationship.

What exactly is networking, what do we do, how do we behave? Something at the core of real networking connects us to our shared humanity. Networking is perhaps nothing more but the quiet, contemplative art of crafting with others a web that holds the luminescence of empty space and nurtures the health of relationship. Networking in spaciousness is never about me and always about we. We belong. I don’t need anything in the circle of this net. We help each other. 

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Loneliness and leadership - from aloneness to community

Our loneliness has long served as a message that we need community to thrive. Belonging is who we have become. To feel the warmth of bonding and the rhythm of our heart is to be human. We cannot ever solve loneliness by turning to external validation, though. We cannot belong from a place of lack. We cannot belong without true kindness. The big paradox then: To feel less lonely, we actually, first of all, need to hang out a little more with ourselves: Alone. And from the space of all-oneness, kind with ourselves, we can create community. 

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The magic of leadership service

When within our workplaces we feel valued and appreciated, our targeted market out in the world will feel valued and well served. We can create appreciation through impeccable service toward each other inside the company. It's matter of perspective, kindness, helpfulness, and gratitude. When we serve our teams first, our causes will do their work in the world like magic.

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The space around our goals

We tend to place an enormous social and cultural value on reaching our goals, ideally with maximum efficiency. We hang our personal identity onto them, we map strict strategies, build grit. But is this approach in our best interest? It is possible that we miss out on all that occurs in the space beyond our focused strategies, on all that is invisible to a mind that limits itself to reaching a future that doesn’t exist. It is even possible that we miss out on an outcome that far surpasses the goal we had originally in mind. Because our ability to meet the moments just as they are affects our thinking. Great results anchor in relationship with what is occurring. Great results anchor in our willingness to lean into each moment with clarity and spaciousness. Read more here about the space around goals (and the unexpected ways of surpassing them).

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