Introduction: Community * Members of a community care deeply about each other

Community is one of those soft, fuzzy words that in a business context many people do not understand and even find alienating. At one level, a community can be defined like this: A community is a group of people who share something in common. A community could be where you live (your local community); a … Continue reading Introduction: Community * Members of a community care deeply about each other

Mutual respect ** Without mutual respect, no meaningful conversation can take place

[In this post I am thinking out loud. I am not sure that I totally agree with all that I say and expect it to change as my idea crystalize.] The Problem When people disagree with us over things we deeply care about, it is far too easy to make the assumption they are stupid … Continue reading Mutual respect ** Without mutual respect, no meaningful conversation can take place

Everyone believes they’re the good guy * The only real way to disarm your enemy is to listen to them

Everyone believes they’re the good guy – no one thinks they are the bad guy – not even Al Capone. In the above video by former CIA undercover officer Amaryllis Fox, she points out a simple truth that her work has taught her: Everybody believes they are the good guy. The only real way to … Continue reading Everyone believes they’re the good guy * The only real way to disarm your enemy is to listen to them