THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

COMMITTED SPEAKING

“Specific words used in conversations actively empower being responsible and able to honor your word and commitments.” Fernando Flores: Committed Action (4)

Declaration: Speaking that is self-evident, needs no support or evidence, reasons why, explanations or proof. comes from    Authority comes from the legitimacy of the speaker.

Request: Conversations to enlist the assistance of another in satisfying an underlying concern.

Promise: Speaking to indicate an oath, often invoking a witness, regarding one’s future action or behavior.

Assessment: A value judgment, opinion or explanation in the interest of taking some action, for which you are willing to provide supportive evidence.

“The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And the habit hardens into character;
So watch the thoughts and its ways with care;
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.

As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.”  The Buddha
 

 

FREQUENCY SEVEN: THE MERLIN FACTOR (9)

Legend has it that Merlin the Magician was the great King Arthur’s mentor. As depicted in The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Merlin had an un-canny ability to know the future. He would occasionally give Arthur some insight into just how he knew what was going to happen before it did:

Merlin said:

Ah, yes. How did I know to set breakfast for two? … Now ordinary people are born forwards in Time, if you understand what I mean, and nearly everything in the world goes forward too. This makes it quite easy for ordinary people to live, …But unfortunately I was born at the wrong end of time, and I have to live backwards from in front, while surrounded by a lot of people living forward from behind…

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Charles SmithCHARLES E. SMITH Ph.D Charlie is Executive Editor of the Journal of Collaborative Innovation in the Library of Professional Coaching. A highly-experienced Futurist, Author, and Executive Coach, current interests are in deep dives into the nature of Collaborative Innovation, conscious conversations, and engaging large numbers of kindred spirits and businesses. For fifty years, he has been a personal and leadership coach and organizational behavior consultant stimulating breakthrough thinking, culture change and seemingly impossible results. A graduate of the Boston Public Latin School, Charlie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Relations from Harvard College, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Gestalt Methods from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, former President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico, and Editor of Transformation Magazine published by the Library of Professional Coaching. Dr. Smith has written three books, "The Merlin Factor, Leadership and Strategic Intent” "Navigating from the Future," “Don’t be a Noodle in Someone Else’s Soup” and many articles located in the Library of Professional Coaching and Eruditio, a Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science.

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