I could always tell when an organization was in good shape. I could tell because the manager of the organization would always be talking about how great the people in the organization were. If the manager was talking about anything other than how great people in the organization were, I knew that the organization was in bad shape.
The way to manage an organization successfully is to manage it in such a way that you can be proud of the people with whom you are working. You have to find a way to interact with the people with whom you are working in a way that makes you proud of them.
– Werner Erhard
I love this perspective from Werner. It makes total sense to me. I’ve worked in many organizations, some really big corporations like GE and HP, some medium sized organizations like New England Power, and Sainsbury’s, and some smaller companies working for the owner. I’ve even worked for Landmark – which was Werner Erhard and Associates back in the day. read more
Lately people have come into my awareness who fear public speaking. I can remember back when I had that same fear but was cured of it when the “meeting binder” was literally tossed into the group by my trainer. He said: “Just talk, you know what you’re doing!”
So I did. Read More
I recently watched a video on compassion with Werner Erhard, a leader in the field of personal transformation, and Dr. Jim Doty, one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons. (The entire video is below.) I found it extremely beneficial in that I learned we, as humans, are hard-wired to care, it’s our default state and it’s how we function. As it turns out, compassion is the most optimal state for our health. When the heart and brain are working together, there are many, many benefits to us as humans. It’s also been proven medically that we are made to care. Read More
Imagine what life would be like without judgment. As far as I can tell, judgment is pervasive and automatic: we do it without realizing. We judge ourselves and we judge others. We have opinions and we make comparisons. Our brain does this in split seconds and before we know it, our opinion or judgment is being thought and/or spoken. In order to do this we must access the past. Read More
I feel an exciting, welcomed consciousness change in our midst that is having an apparent effect on people. I’ve been reading articles and blogs discussing significant changes taking place in people’s lives, starting with making big changes to their environment. Lots of people are moving and/or clearing out stuff that has been hanging around for years, like a “spring cleaning” of sorts – but this stuff was previously left untouched by past spring-cleanings. Read More
Our words contribute to healthy living and are just as important to us as good nutrition and exercise. Our words are powerful and carry weight. If we are not careful, continually being casual with our word and promises may lead to unconscious feelings of guilt, unworthiness, self-blame and depression. Sound severe? Over time, this negatively effects our vitality and life force. It eats away at us until we believe we are not worthy and can’t be trusted. Read More
I hear the word “authentic” a lot. It’s one of those words that have an assumed meaning, like one we can almost pull out of our heads and put words to. I wanted to focus on this word in particular and apply it to my own life. I want to know if I am being authentic. Read More