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Craftsmanship and meaning making

”Meaning is created through a craft approach to life.”
— Alan Moore

Here is the story about the transformation of Gränsfors Bruk into an innovative, sustainable, and lightweight company. It’s a story of transforming a company from a mass production-style manufacturer, to a small scale, high quality shop with skilled, dedicated, and engaged co-workers. It’s a story about another way of doing business based on values that manifest themselves in the whole company and its products. It’s a story which gives hope for small scale, sustainable ways of running businesses. It’s a story of craftsmanship.

The uncovering of the U-process

TAI Presents Joseph Jaworski who tells the story about the uncovering of the U-process. The presentation is divided into the seven videos:

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The Elements

The Elements with Joseph Jaworski is an interesting series of short videos on:

Beat depression without drugs

Stephen Ilardi argues in The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs that the rate of depression is roughly ten times higher today than it was just two generations ago because our modern life-style. His lifestyle based cure for beating depression without antidepressants has six elements:

  • Physical activity (exercise)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Sunlight
  • Healthy sleep
  • Engaging (anti-ruminative) activity
  • Social support

Related links:
Therapeutic Lifestye Change Website
Depression is a disease of civilization, TEDxTalk (22:20)
Therapeutic Lifestyle Change for Depression   (1:44:39)

A guided meditation through our interiors

Here is a video with Genpo Roshi who has integrated aspects of Zen state training with Voice Dialogue. The process works by engaging the “voices” of the ego—such as desire, fear, and “the controller”—and then moving into an experience of Big Mind/Big Heart, and the integrated free-functioning self. My question is whether this self really is the ”aware ego” or still is a ”voice”?

Turn the ship around

David Marquet is the submarine captain who turned the ship around by treating his entire crew as leaders, not followers. He vowed never to give an order. This is an example on how to release the passion, initiative, and intellect of everyone on the team. The submarine crew continued to do well long after his departure.

Wise democracy

Here is an interview where Nicholas Beecroft interviews Jim Rough on Wise Democracy, Choice Creation and Dynamic Facilitation. Dynamic facilitation takes people into a choice-creating conversation which generates the potential for new outcomes. Jim has found that deep wisdom emerges from a randomly chosen group when the group seeks to serve the whole. He has found that what emerges often is transformational to the whole community. Jim points out that democracy requires ongoing attention and adaptation to the actual needs of a situation. Jim integrates this approach, which is called Wisdom Council, into existing structures to help meeting the challenges which we face.

Nio grundläggande mänskliga behov

Här är nio grundläggande mänskliga behov från Marshall Rosenbergs kurs i Nonviolent Communication:

  • Försörjning (grundläggande fysiska behov, mat, luft, vatten, tak över huvudet)
  • Trygghet (skydd)
  • Kärlek
  • Empati
  • Vila (rekreation, lek)
  • Gemenskap
  • Kreativitet
  • Autonomi (starkt behov av att välja vår egen väg i livet, finns vid liv i oss från tidig ålder)
  • Mening (leva livet fullt ut, bidrar till livet, att se hur vårt arbete har gjort människors liv rikare och livet på planeten rikare)

Nine basic human needs

Marshall Rosenberg mentions nine basic human needs in his NVC training course Session #3 (22 minutes from start):

  • Sustenance (basic physical needs, food, air, water, shelter)
  • Safety (protection)
  • Love
  • Empathy
  • Rest (recreation, play)
  • Community (warm)
  • Creativity
  • Autonomy (strong need to choose our own way in life, is alive in us from an early age)
  • Meaning (living life fully, purpose, need to contribute to life, to see how our efforts have made people’s lives richer and the life on the planet richer)

These needs are in turn based on Manfred Max-Neef’s classification of fundamental human needs.

Cynefin framework

Cynefin, pronounced kuh-nev-in, is a Welsh word that signifies the multiple factors in our environment and our experience that influence us in ways we can never understand.

In this video, Dave Snowden introduces the Cynefin Framework with a brief explanation of its origin and evolution and a detailed discussion of its architecture and function.

TEDxTalk on Open Space Technology

Here is Harrison Owen’s TEDxTalk on Open Space Technology and self-organization from September 2013. Harrison Owen says (5 min from start) ”If human systems are fundamentally self organizing, then control as we have sought it is impossible, and management as we have practiced it is questionable.

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Empowerment is a red herring
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Facilitating an Open Space
How to enable and sustain self-organization
TEDxTalk on Open Space Technology

What can we learn from the Quakers?

I am exploring the Quaker traditions. The reason for my interest is that the decision making by consent (not consensus) in Sociocracy is derived from Quaker practices. Furthermore, I think there are lessons to learn from how Quakers facilitate their meetings in general. The more I learn, the more fascinated I become! For example, here is What Wikimedia can learn from the Quakers by Sue Gardner. Note that Sue provides a reading list for those interested in learning more. And here is Martin Kelley’s review of Michael Sheeran’s ”Beyond Majority Rule”, which to some is the definitive guide on the Quaker decision making method. Michael Sheeran spent several years studying the Quakers for his PhD. There are two short videos on YouTube where Michael shares his observations on Quaker Traditions and Quaker Decisions.

The Three Principles

The Three Principles are defined as:

  • Mind—The energy and intelligence of all life
  • Consciousness—The gift of awareness
  • Thought—The creative agent we use to direct us through life

Here are short videos where Aaron Turner, Mara Gleason, Michael Neill, and Tanya Kennard explains what the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought means to them:

Aaron Turner

  1. The Three Principles
  2. Business
  3. Parenting

Mara Gleason 1(2)

  1. Three Principles
  2. How can people change so quickly?
  3. What is an insight?
  4. Wisdom going beyond the brain
  5. It’s all about thought!
  6. You’re always ok

Mara Gleason 2(2)

  1. Introduction
  2. What are you seeing new?
  3. The power of ‘seeing’
  4. Three principles and business

Michael Neill

  1. Coaching and the Three Principles
  2. Ground of experience
  3. Wisdom and personal thinking – Same source
  4. Inside-out and outside-in
  5. Thought revolution
  6. Relationships and the Three Principles
  7. Religion and the Three principles
  8. Potential for humanity

Tanya Kennard

  1. On the current mental health paradigm
  2. What are the Three Principles?
  3. On parenting
  4. On the mental health field
  5. Talking about thought