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Calling evolutionary leaders to create a better global social contract

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Jack Butler interviews Stephen Dinan on creating a world which works for all

Stephen Dinan is a gem.  He speaks very coherently on global politics, our collective evolution and spirituality.  My sense is he has powerful perspectives on what is emerging and where we need to go as a human family. Stephen is founder and CEO of the Shift Network, the global movement to empower a shift in […]

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Wanna do some real personal development? It won’t be sexy

Real personal development is often about taking radical action in the areas that we are least oriented towards. We’re so more inclined to add more to the areas that we already are pretty accomplished at, or least pay good attention to. The business person who takes another seminar on building a business. The yoga junkie […]

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Jack Butler interviews Amiel Handelsman on Conscious Conversations

The more I evolve, the more I notice there are different types of conversations we want to be able to engage in (and often be explicit with ourselves and others – check-ins, drop-ins, briefings, conversations for possibility, conversations for action, conversations for relationship, holding space, feedback, witnessed inquiry, mutual inquiry, dialogue, debate, co-designing agendas, just off the […]

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Jack Butler with Rob McNamara on the real 1%: our highest developmental capacities

Listen here to Jack Butler interviewing Rob McNamara: When someone comes highly recommended from a bunch of people in my network whose opinion I value, I pay attention. Over the last couple of years, one of the names that has most come up in this way is performance coach and developmental psychology expert Rob McNamara. […]

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Jack Butler interviews Beena Sharma on Leadership Maturity

If you think leadership maturity must be about being an grey-haired CEO, then you’ve got some fun discoveries to make here.  Beena Sharma is a veteran of organizational and leadership development and a co-founder of the Center for Leadership Maturity. For many years, she has worked side-by-side with Dr Suzanne Cook-Greuter whose ego development profiling tools are world-leading.  Most […]

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Jack Butler talks with Chris Cowan about Holacracy, the organizational operating system

Holacracy is a serious effort to bring distributed authority, agile/lean decision-making and an inbuilt evolutionary heartbeat to running a company. It’s a governance system which you can choose to adopt to run your organization in what I would argue is a more evolved way.   It’s been adapted by my friends Decker Cunov, Robert McNaughton and […]

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I am who I am. Not.

I recently saw an interview by Brian Rose, founder of London Real, of Peter Sage, the motivational speaker and entrepreneur, whom I had met way back when in my early London days.  I am grateful to Peter for first putting the ‘4 Kingdoms of Consciousness’ model on my radar.  More on that in another blogpost. […]

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What is this possibility costing you?

People have a poor understanding of opportunity cost in my experience, including myself when I am not present.  We can go chasing after all sorts of ‘interesting’ things – but it means we’re not putting major life attention and energy – arguably our two most important currencies – on what most matters to us, or […]

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