We Are All Outlaws

  MIT senior lecturer Peter Senge reminds us that when you live outside the law you are an outlaw. And…we humans are living outside the laws of Nature, as we are pillaging virgin forests, overfishing and destroying coral and critical habitat that leads to extinction of many species, amongst other things. This makes us all […]

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Navigating the States of Consciousness

by John Renesch and Thomas Eddington Co-founders, FutureShapers LLC Throughout the world, nations, organizations, families and individuals are reacting to the seemingly ever-increasing pace of change. Shifts in demographics and a rapid increase in technological advances is resulting in the collapse of the social systems previously designed and implemented throughout our societies, organizations and lives. […]

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Sacred Circles of Commitment

In hosting a FutureShapers Roundtable – a group of about a dozen executive peers who meet regularly and share a common aspiration of becoming more conscious as leaders – each meeting begins by creating what we call “sacred space.” We do this in order to distinguish our Roundtables from the vast array of meetings that […]

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Like-Heartedness Trumps Like-Mindedness

In these days of widespread ideological polarization, like-mindedness seems to be quite uncommon, both nationally and internationally, creating bubbles of righteousness and radical thinking. Many of us pundits have written and spoken about ways to transcend this polarization but it continues to widen and foster the debate so conspicuous in our media leading to Election […]

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Living Happily Ever After

A huge part of growing up is letting go of old beliefs, assumptions and expectations that are not only outmoded in adulthood but work against us as we attempt to live conscious lives. The seeds of these programs that work against us are usually planted when we are quite young. As children, how many times […]

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Witnessing Mastery

The other evening I watched CBS’s “60 Minutes” and learned of the 12-year-old musical progeny Joey Alexander. I soon found myself in tears, completely engaged in this “Little Jazz Man’s” amazing mastery of the keyboard, jazz and music itself. I was reminded about how moved I can feel, how much awe and deep appreciation I […]

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Living Life as a Kick Ass Commitment

Yesterday I was on a call with Diana Chapman (pictured below), a highly valued colleague in the field of conscious leadership to which I have been committed for several decades. Diana is a cofounder of the Conscious Leadership Group and a co-author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. I haven’t known Diana long but […]

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Our Biggest Competitor

Our Biggest Competitor

Recently I was reading a book on sales that a colleague had given me and the author asked readers who their competitors were. My partner in FutureShapers, LLC – Tom Eddington – and I have long been convinced that those people and organizations who we might have once thought of as “competitors” in a world […]

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