The key leadership challenge of our time is to shift the inner place from which we operate. As individuals, as teams, as institutions, and as societies we all face the same issue: that doing ‘more of the same’ won’t fix flawed and failed systems. We have to leave behind our old tools and behaviors, and immerse ourselves in the places of most potential. We have to listen with our minds and hearts wide open, and then connect with our deep sources of knowing and self. It’s only when we pass through this eye of the needle–letting go of the old and letting come the emerging self–that we can begin to step into our real power: the power to collectively sense and create the world anew. Theory U describes a social grammar and practical methods for such a transformative leadership journey.
Business Strategist and Vice President, Crawford Communications Group
Monica Sallouti, Graphic Facilitator
Some challenges are so complicated the best way to see the big picture is to actually draw a
big picture. Many corporations and global organizations use graphic
facilitation to help them visualize and understand the nuances of
complex issues, whether it’s developing a business strategy or finding
solutions for global warming. Ann Badillo (business strategist,
corporate coach, and Paly mom) has led many graphic facilitation
sessions. She’ll tell us how they work, who uses them, show us some
examples, and then, with the help of a graphic facilitator and artist,
lead a session with the audience to create our own big picture.
ArtSpeak is dedicated to promoting the value of a visual arts
education. Through a series of public presentation by practicing art
professionals the program hopes to foster dialog and awareness of the
value of visual art as a career path, as a creative source and outlet,
and means to enhance visual literacy and creative problem solving.
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The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our
own paths through life. Water begins its residence on earth as it falls
from the sky or melts from ice and streams down a mountain into a
tributary or stream. In the same way, we come into the world and begin
our lives on earth. Like a river that flows within the confines of its
banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that govern
our identity. We are born in a specific time and place, within a
specific family, and with certain gifts and challenges. Within these
parameters, we move through life, encountering many twists, turns, and
obstacles along the way just as a river flows.