5 posts categorized "Collaboration"

March 28, 2017

Conflict is therefore simply the sound made by the cracks in a system . . .

"Conflict is therefore simply the sound made by the cracks in a system, whether the system is personal, familial, relational, organizational, social, economic, or political. It is a warning light pointing at something in our environment or character that is not working for ourselves or others. It is an opportunity for rethinking and innovation. It is the birth-pang of a new way of being that is waiting to be born. It is a reminder of our interdependence, of the skills we need to improve, of what is most important in life, of what we need to do or let go of in order to escape its’ orbit and evolve to higher levels of conflict."

Ken Cloke

January 20, 2015

A willingness to trust...

"A willingness to trust and openly listen to alternative ideas and views is essential for collaboration to be successful."
Dale Eilerman

Our propensity to be competitive...

"Our propensity to be competitive hinders efforts to interact collaboratively."
Dale Eilerman

January 05, 2015

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle...

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle and if you want someone else to take the first step, YOU need to start building it from THEIR side.”
Richard Rohr

April 09, 2014

Aggressors always destroy themselves

"In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity."

Fritjof Capra