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We’re exploring new ways of doing, being and working. It’s a long journey. We’d like to share the path. This is a snapshot of some of what we found along the way.

Peter Brownell
Sep 10 · 6 min read
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Newsletter #1 — September 2020

Contents

Articles, resources and tools

RAT (Rework Avoidance Theory)

Mural

From the journals

Stop trying to fix things

School run

Quotes and concepts

Deliberate practice is critical for learning

Stories from our work

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Growing mistrust from a lack of connection

A practice to try

Radiate kind thoughts

I recently read a study that took place in Iowa State University. Participants spent 12 minutes walking around the campus wishing for others to be happy, they were not asked to do anything more and the recipients of these wishes were unaware. The results showed that the very act of wishing others well reduced anxiety and increased happiness and feelings of social connection.This is something so simple yet so effective and can be done wherever you are and even after 12 short minutes you can feel the benefits. In these Covid times when we are all a little bit less physically connected, any practices that can increase the feelings of social connection are useful. I was particularly thinking of those of us who were used to having colleagues around us, in real life, at least some of the time. Although there is plenty of zoom/skype action, I still feel that some of the connection has been lost. Try this practice for yourself and see what difference it makes for you.I’m going to try wishing much happiness to my fellow commuters later, wish me luck!
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Developing the capacity for organizations to embrace the future

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It’s time to change the world. It’s time to create the future that we need. I seek the inflection points that can make tomorrow a better place.

The-organization

Developing the capacity for organizations to embrace the future

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