Archive for ‘consciousness’

May 13, 2015

Re-learning relating

by Richard Bellars

I find ‘The Invitation’ (video and/or words below) a deeply inspiring poem.  I already knew it but read it again this week in a new light.  Not only does it capture the essence of how I aspire to ‘be with’ and ‘relate to’ others, it is very much an invitation – and reminder –  to myself and those with whom I work to live as fully as we can in all that we do (including also being more effective and influential at works).


Regarding my leadership work, this reminds me how I can help others to be and act in authentic relationships – at home, in the office, professionally, personally, intimately…but always starting and ending with the ever-evolving relationship with oneself.  In a sense, this poem is an invitation to us all to keep learning how to be a whole person on our continual learning journey of self awareness, daring to witness and fully relate to others on theirs.

The Invitation
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

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January 20, 2011

Our world we live in

by Richard Bellars

Where is our world today? Where do we go from here?Blind curve

We are living in a world of unprecedented, constant and rapidly increasing change.  It brings uncertainty and fear – realised as anger, poor decisions, and stress.

Now more than ever, emerging leaders need to be equipped to move beyond their concerns to consistently learn, evolve, perform and inspire.

To do this, leaders need to learn, practise and evolve to know and to trust who they are.

This is their foundation and their core – empowering them to go beyond what they do and have done in the past to inspire, create and deliver a better tomorrow today.

Answering the call

This is a call for those who know they have something more to offer and are itching to create meaningful impact and positive influence.

For individuals, this is an opportunity to ease that niggle, answer that call and give it meaning through learning and action.

For successful organisations, talent must be nurtured.  To do otherwise is to stagnate, with cost of recruitment and staff turnover the least of the issues to face.

Why leave your legacy ‘some day’ when you can live your legend today?

Whether in business or politics, voluntary or paid, local or global, our world (and it is for all of “us”) needs leaders at all levels who can courageously step forward to be and do what they were always meant to be and do. I like the words (paraphrased) of Richard Barrett, Founder of the Barrett Values Centre and Architect of The New Leadership Paradigm: “We need leaders who recognize that to get the best business results, it is no longer about being the best in the world, but about being the best for the world”.