This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. This is a retrospective of what has happened during the week. The purpose is to reflect on the work itself. Here is my previous retrospective. Here is my next retrospective.
What has happened? What needs to be done?
This week, I’ve continued reflecting on Malcolm Parlett’s Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence. Here is a post on Interrelating, which is based on Parlett’s book Future Sense.
I have also started reading Pathways to Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan. Zander’s intention is to strengthen the reader’s observing part,1 while Brogan’s motivation is to help the reader develop a new watching, questioning eye.2 Both books are about letting your inner compass guide you. Brogan thinks that we have handed over our health to those who seek profit from it.3 The cost of data manipulation is the loss of true informed consent. Benefits are fabricated and risks are covered.4 This is an example of misinformation and its consequences. I believe that connecting with your inner compass guide is a way to connect with a deeper order, and that health is an expression of that order.
Two new books arrived this week, Good Business: Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership by Richard Farson. These books are now on my reading list together with If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business by Tom Morris, which arrived last week.
What was good? What can be improved?
I’ve mentioned it before, but I really appreciate Simon Robinson’s continued inspiration and encouragement. Here is Simon’s latest comment on my previous retrospective. I’ll remember Simon’s words: Live what you believe. Explain why it matters to you. Share your way of knowing the world.
1 Rosamund Stone Zander, Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World (Viking, 2016), p. 7.
2Kelly Brogan, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Live (Thorsons, 2016), pp. 15–16.
3 Ibid., p. 12.
4 Ibid., p. 54.
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