I like the spirit that emanates from Otto Scharmer in this article very much:
It ends with:
There has never been a generation on this earth whose collective actions—the stuff we choose to do or not do in 2017 and beyond—will have such a profound impact on the future of our children and our planet. Let’s not sleepwalk into this year, where so much is at stake, as the leaders of Europe did a hundred years ago when they launched into World War I. This is our moment to wake up to our real intention, to be calm, compassionate, and courageous in environments that will be full of dispute, despair, and delusion.
The root of the word leadership means “to cross a threshold.” That threshold now is right in front of us…
Are we ready to rise?
He comes with 5 suggestions and I can truly feel in “resonance” with him.
- Adopt a practice of intentional stillness
- At least once a day, listen deeply to someone who is very different
- Create a circle or holding space with a few of your closest friends
- Co-initiate new bottom-up public conversation spaces that bring together a diverse group of citizens to go,from ego-system awareness to eco-system awareness.
- Find ways to link your networks with platforms that promote dialogue and function as a network of networks.
He proposes the the u.lab platform created by MITx, edX, and the Presencing Institute as one of such undertakings?
“The intention of the u.lab core team is to launch a new 2.0 version of our platform in April 2017 as civic media and global public conversation space that facilitates free monthly global live-streamed sessions. These sessions will link change-makers in business, government, and civil society to their peers both in person and virtually. Each session will put the global spotlight on some of the most inspiring living examples of profound innovation in educational, economic, and political systems. Both the narratives of these cases and their tools will be accessible to all participants. This free innovation infrastructure will also provide manifold spaces for deep dialogue and peer coaching support in ways that facebook and other platforms cannot.
The monthly 90-minute sessions, starting in April (every second Thursday of the month), will focus on upgrading the three types of institutions in crises as discussed above: economic institutions (”economy 4.0”); democratic institutions (”democracy 4.0”); and educational institutions (”education 4.0”).”
I’ve long been very Active in MIT’s Organizational Learning Networks, the development of whick was the Presencing Insititute…
I abandoned it to Join Gunter Pauli in ZERI and the Blue Economy.
I am tempted today to see to it to connect both and many others. In fine, is this not whate ecosystems heve learned us. Life evolves towards ever growing dcomplexity, in network patterns through ever more diverse and enriching connections …