About This Show
We see a world in transition. An old paradigm reveals its flaws and the new begins to rise. The shadows and broken stuff exist. But so do ample reason for hope and optimism. This podcast brings powerful conversations with those committed to advancing wisdom and higher human values through purpose-driven work. May we overcome fear + resistance, make our unique contribution, and keep challenging the frontiers of human endeavor. We’re in this together.
Most Recent Episode
Bright Spots - #14: Hope and Fear in Broken Stuff and New Possibilities
For the first time ever on the Bright Spots podcast, I welcome multiple guests. Nita Baum of b*free and David Osborne and Michael Weyandt of Team Theory join me in this episode. We are all passionate about how to continue evolving the ways we work. That was front and center in this episode, while the conversation drew in many references beyond that.
This was a fascinating 4-way conversation in which we didn't shy away from some of the uncomfortable shadows that have shaped where we are today. And we also didn't shy away from positive visions that attract our imaginations towards what might be possible. We tried through the diversity and unity of our perspectives to grasp the reality driving the way we currently do things in organizations, which includes considerations of individuals and society. And throughout the conversation, we consider and highlight new pathways.
I apologize that the sound quality could have been better, though it is more than passable. I did my best in the edits.
Themes are wide-spanning and include:
Co-Creation and the power of dialog especially when trying to charter into unknown territory
Relevance of Diversity
Organizations as a great lever for change, as a meeting point between individuals and the collective
How do we accept all of us in all of our humanity in work? How might holistic approaches which consider the human spirit create better realities?
A Human Symphony and the human body as metaphors for a New Economy
The collective grief which still exists and shaped many choices we made coming out of two world wars
Common flaws in ways of thinking about hiring
Growth and deficit-based mindsets and outcomes when applied to specific situations
How both job-seekers and companies sometimes set a very low bar for what they want
Understanding situational context and drawing on a wide repertoire of responses in approaching challenges
The magic of connection
And of course much more.
I hope it's as much a pleasure to listen to as it was for us to experience. All the best.
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