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Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed or if you’ve been beaten. All that…Continue
Throughout my coaching I have been faced with difficult situations. While working on internalizing the language of leaders, I have been able to generalize this language to invent powerful…Continue
As I was reading the article on mechanistic worldview, I thought of the "Borg" in Star Trek. I actually hate to admit that, not only because it's extreme, but because it is so "geeky." Based on the diversity of the human race, we, as a whole, were not designed to be assimilated.
I believe developing the skill to understand another's worldview is critical to becoming a successful performance coach. Although, I may identify and empathize with different…Continue
Posted by Lynda G Tucker on December 10, 2014 at 11:59pm
How should people behave? This seems to be what the Mechanistic Worldview comes down to. How should people behave is based on each individual placing there own Mechanistic view on what they believe is right or wrong depending on there influences. From the beginning of time the worldview has shifted as surroundings, influences education advance and changed to the modern man. The modern man has evolved but are still influenced by there beliefs that they use to view the world. It has been…Continue
During the 1700s, Western cultures experienced a new era of scientific discovery and technical advancement. Intellectual thought during this time began to stress rationality, logic and a fixed view of reality. The mechanistic worldview espoused during this Age of Reason was reflected in the philosophy, science, and music of the era.
While this fixed worldview was useful in science and technology, applying the approach to social structures was fairly constricting. The…Continue
Posted by Jennine Heller on November 21, 2014 at 6:00pm
As I approach the end of The Art of Possibility I'm struck by how appropriately they leave us with a focus on togetherness, on WE. Many of the previous "practices" have been focused on what any one of us can do as an individual to change our relationships, our perspective, our results. Most clearly include some interaction with others--a relationship in which were looking for possibilities that didn't exist before use of the practice.
In a lot of our leadership trainings, most notably…Continue
Posted by John E. Howard on March 13, 2014 at 6:58am
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