Thursday, November 10, 2011

[GMW #2327] Yearly State Of The World Reports - How World Watch Institute Got Started

[GMW #2327] Yearly State Of The World Reports - How World Watch Institute Got Started
Monday 14 November 2011, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1186 ~ 9 October 1997
In the 1960s Norman Cousins and I had monthly luncheons to review the state of the world and come up with ideas. One of them was that the UN should publish a yearly State of the World Report. The Secretary General of the UN considered it to be too daring and turned it down. A young man visited me at that time inquiring how he could have a useful role for the world. I told him about the need for yearly state of the world reports and that he might think about the subject. He did and founded the World Watch Institute in Washington which publishes yearly states of the world and a host of other extremely useful documents on world problems. The name of the man is Lester Brown. I thank him for having listened to me and having performed a tremendous job.

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Third Way Leadership
Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Start with what they know; build with what they have. But with the best of leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, we have done this ourselves.
- Lao Tzu -

Third Way Leadership
"Cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien suggests we're shifting from an either/or to a both/and culture -- one that requires opening the aperture of our irises to better perceive the truth that surrounds apparent paradox. Though two conflicting views may seem irreconcilably opposed, when we expand our vision enough to encompass a whole that's larger than both, a new reality often emerges -- a third way that's big enough to address each of them within its purview. In a both/and culture instead of avoiding dissenting views, we might embrace the opportunity they raise for expanding vision, exploring them through practicing respectful disagreement. Apparent contradictions can serve to make visible truths that may not have been otherwise seen or acknowledged, enriching the health of the whole through their emergence." Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers, shares her perspective on Third Way leadership. { read more }
Be The Change

Angeles Arrien, quoted above, shares a short reflection on the role of discipline and responsibility. { more }

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