Dear community, as promised the 'visual harvest' of our hour together last Monday :-) hope to see you all in October!
Central to the leadership development work that I do is the challenge of learning to live with, indeed embrace, uncertainty and not knowing. That, as all who are educators or given to being spiritual certainly know, is where learning begins. All of us are facing disruption on many fronts and, this past week in the U.S., even our disruption has been disrupted. In the swirl of events, there is much to learn about our individual patterns as well as our strengths and weaknesses. There is, too, a singular window onto the defaults, strengths and weaknesses of our democracy. What an exciting time for our conversation.
What a fascinating discussion. In my experience fear is a significant barrier to the embracing of uncertainty. The more urgent the issue, the greater the fear and the demand for "someone" to come up with the answers becomes more fervent. We have even seen less admirable politicians take advantage of that fear to push their own agenda( does not just happen in politics).
My concerns of late focus on the boundary less global issues which threaten us and there I see fear as a tool for awareness but an enemy to global collective decision making.
Any thoughts on this?
I have joined this Hub and reading from the comments above I beleive there are many resonances with our governance in Australia.
Ive really enjoyed reading the discussion.
I live in Melbourne, so unfortunately the timing for meetings isnt great.. but I would love to connect on Sutra. Looking forward to staying connected :)
Like many of the institutions more reflective of the past than prescriptive for the future, territorial states/nations defined by latitudes and longitudes and defined places on a map, make little sense in the face of a global pandemic, non-state actors (from mega-corporations to terrorist groups), and planetary climate change. We simply do not have a forward-looking mentality or governance framework. One of the encouraging features of our ongoing exploration is the opportunity to bring this to consciousness and begin to grapple with it.
October 22 at 10-11:30am east coast time
Glad you caught that!! You're right. The time I sent you was for the second meeting. My mistake! I get confused with all the many aspects of the Presencing work!! The next governance hub meeting is Monday, October 26 at 10am (east coast time.)
Looking forward to Monday, but have a question about the zoom link. Are we using the same one as last time or will you be sending out a new one? Thanks. Jay
We will be gathering to discuss the intersection between Deep Adaptation and Theory U within government, in our current context of connection, oppression and collapse.
We'd love to see you there! If you are interested in adaptation, presencing or change within government, please come along. We are hoping to involve people from Countdown to a Better Future, Global Activation of Intention and Action - GAIA, u.lab 1x, the Deep Adaptation Forum and the Emergent Alliance.
A short presentation from Diana Reynolds will draw on the Peruvian concept of the House of Modernity. This will be followed by journaling and generative conversation.
Please join the meeting using this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/220482581
And join us for further conversation after the session on the Governance & Democracy community platform: https://sutra.co/circle/wq46r/discussion
Hey Simon! Thanks for the invitation, I will love to be there, but I don't find either a time for the session. At what time is it going to be? Thanks!
A Proposal for Our Next Gathering
I'd love to facilitate a conversation I'd call "Democracy at the Crossroads: Leadership for Challenging Times". We'd look at the qualities of leadership required by circumstances (and opportunities) of today. Although written with examples from the corporate world, there's an excellent reading I'd recommend to help frame a series of conversations in breakout groups on today's leadership challenges in the public square, dealing with the losses that are characteristic of periods of uncertainty and change, and visions/opportunities/generative questions to energize our work. Let me know if this is of interest. Best, Jay
(I've been working in this space, both as a long-time - 24 years - elected official and as a leadership educator working specifically on leadership for a change in our public life. Take a look at my website - www.BeaconLeadershipCollaborative.org)
On 23d November - what a nice birthday present! looking forward to the time being annouced (but I guess we are always meeting at the same time 4-5 CEST, right?).
My name is Helio Borges, from Caracas, Venezuela. I am an expert in populism because I live in a country where a populist leader gained the presidency, turned authoritarian, changed all the institutions to suit his personal ambitions, died, and his heir became a dictator.
This is a case study about how to turn a decaying democracy into a dictatorship in 15 years. I´ve been writing about Democracy and Populism as its main enemy for some time now. Back in 2017, when DJT inaugurated his presidency I wrote an article describing how it would evolve over time. If you read it today, it looks like a forensic analysis of the past four years. I hate to say that I was right.
I am joining this hub because sharing my experience might help people from other countries to identify those patterns that signal the advent of a populist authoritarian regime. Here is the article.
Thanks for this excellent write-up Helio. I'm sharing it with some of my fellow sufferers as we watch our experiment with democracy in the US suffer body blow after body blow.
Thanks, @jaykaufman for reading the article and sharing it. At the last GAIA Journey session, Otto Scharmer said something that is key to the defense of Democracy--the institutions bent but did not break. Trump has taken over the Republican Party, nevertheless, there is a moral reservoir in that party that is worth looking at. Nevertheless, the work to be done is to find bipartisan ways to make decisions for the wellbeing of the country, not of one party. This is a global effort my friend because after COVID-19, populism is the great menace to our future wellbeing
Helio, I wonder how you would update your article to reflect the time (and election) since you wrote it. As you know, there is much discussion in the U.S. about how the new administration ought to deal with the illegal, unconstitutional and inhuman actions of the outgoing administration. Some argue that there should be no accounting and prosecution, but just move on, if for not other reason than to not add further salt to the wounds of our deep political divisions. Others argue that we cannot hope to reestablish respect for the rule of law if we ignore four years of repeated assaults on it.
I hold both of these to be true. We need a truth and reconciliation process with regard to race in America and with regard to the Trump presidency. There are lessons to be learned, truths to speak, and healing that cannot happen on a platform of denial, lies and unspoken truths. And I liken this moment in American history to a horrific crash scene on the highway. We can't help but slow down and look at the carnage and damage, and then we reflect on the need for careful driving lest we wind up in a similarly scary scene, driving slowly to digest what happened and what could have happened to us. But the sooner we put that scene in the rearview mirror and move on, lessons and warnings taken, the better. We need to take account and learn lessons, even as we're moving on.
Wow @jaykaufman , that is quite a challenge. Let me give it some thought. Meanwhile, you probably want to assist to this event next Monday: Cindy McCain and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, having a conversation about restoring civil duty and civility. They represent the future I would like to see in your country https://rdi.org/events/2020/11/12/restoring-civic-duty-and-civility/?emci=40bfd82c-1425-eb11-9fb4-00155d03affc&emdi=9e2d2604-1b2c-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=14790272
There is an earlier meeting where they posted the time. At that moment the meeting was at 10.00 am EDT. But now with the daylight saving time, who knows?
Looking forward to welcoming those of you that can make our call today. It is at 4pm CET (10am ET). The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/220482581
Dear Mr Jay Kaufman
It was my very honor to be with you again in the same BO room yesterday
and thank you so much for sharing your prominent insights with us
during Ms Simoon’s hub each time and for showing your interests
in Media Literacy things that I mentioned a bit.
In order for us ( Japan ) to install real democracy in to our society
without seeing violence around the corners, I look up to Taiwan
where people imported such curriculums from the US long time ago and
arranged / fine tuned them into matching to their way of living and
made it equipped with in their academia, ending up nowadays with establishing
a way of democracy deeply in to their society, supporting the Tsai administration.
I really like your idea of starting speaking of ulab 2x, because I believe
we, through the devices of Prof Otto Sharmer’s, can make changes even
in this time of disruption for just transition, I also like the way you think
about literacy ed ( ESD ), in other words, maybe, media pluralism.
Although MDM ( refer to PS ) should be a great reference,
I would like you to introduce, if any, a workbook of Media Literacy
especially written in English. I have a great textbook of Media Literacy, however,
that is/was only in Japanese, unfortunately.
Last but not least, I am looking forward to seeing you soon again in her hub.
MDM - UN
Making Data Meaningful
20 moral dilemmas: a casebook of journalism ethics