May 30, 2012

Consensus means....

“Consensus means that people comprehend the final decision, have committed themselves to executing the chosen course of action, feel a sense of collective ownership about the plan, and are willing to cooperate with others during the implementation effort.”

Michael Roberto

Leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it...

"The better able team members are to engage, speak, listen, hear, interpret, and respond constructively, the more likely their teams are to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it”

Runde and Flanagan

If we believe that we can disagree...

"We know from our experience that it is easier to develop trust in another person or in a group if we believe that we can disagree, and we will not be abandoned or hurt for our differences. It is difficult to trust those who deny us the right to be ourselves." Susan Wheelan

January 17, 2011

Trusting someone else...

"Trusting someone else can involve gigantic risks, and it leads to the even more challenging task of learning to trust yourself.”

Stephen Nachmanovitch

Taking risks...

“The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.” Shakti Gawain

Only unconditional surrender

“Only unconditional surrender leads to real emptiness, and from that place of emptiness I can be prolific and free.” Stephen Nachmanovitch

January 19, 2010

Do not be anxious about tomorrow...

"Do not be anxious about tomorrow; tomorrow will look after itself."

The Bible

Patience....

"Patience is the key to paradise."

Turkish Proverb

The highest form of wisdom...

"The highest form of wisdom is kindness."

The Talmud

Real generosity toward the future...

"Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present."

Albert Camus