This is my Journey – Bruce Noll
Jan29

This is my Journey – Bruce Noll

by Bruce Noll This is the short version of what I hope to document fully in the near future. I choose not to compare my life with that of any other human being though I acknowledge having done so (wittingly or unwittingly) for most of this life. At this stage in my experience I am choosing to come to terms with what is, as I currently understand it, in an effort to change the result of the balance of my life by changing my...

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How Empowerment Leads to Engagement
Jan09

How Empowerment Leads to Engagement

by Alain Hunkins, originally published on Pioneer Leadership If it were you, which would you most prefer? No choice Someone else’s choice for me My choice The answer is obvious:  In general, we prefer to make our own choices. There’s a freedom that comes from making our own choices.  This is the heart of empowerment: the ability to be directly involved in our work. This involvement includes prioritizing the work,  as well as when and...

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Reprint: Men’s Rites of Passage & ManKind Project: FAQs
Dec09

Reprint: Men’s Rites of Passage & ManKind Project: FAQs

A special reprint from #NewWarrior Mike Morrell, reprinted with permission. When I wrote An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo last month, it really struck a chord. It’s been shared more than just about anything I’ve ever written – over 21,000 times as of this writing. I think the reason that it’s resonating – among men, women, and nonbinary folks alike – is because the increasing cultural truth-telling about men in power...

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The Armor That Sinks Men
Nov06

The Armor That Sinks Men

Guest post by Snake Bloomstrand I accidentally discovered armor when my Father died. I’d been unaware until a confrontation with a neighbor revealed how guarded I’d become. She’d learned of my Father’s death and asked, “How are you?” “Fine,” I replied. “Fine?” She asked, “How can you be fine? Your Father just died.” The skepticism reflected in her eyes caused me to doubt myself and wonder if I was missing something. Her question...

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The Part of Your Brain That Can Make Work A Joy…or a Hell
Nov06

The Part of Your Brain That Can Make Work A Joy…or a Hell

by Alain Hunkins There’s a small part of your brain called the RAS:  Reticular Activating System. The RAS  is the gateway for nearly all sensory input entering the brain.  The RAS works like a bouncer outside a nightclub.  It decides what information to let in, what to keep out, and which information should be treated like a “VIP”.   Excepting smells, there’s no way to get into that brain without getting past the RAS. The RAS has a...

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Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell
Oct17

Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell

Guest post by Mike Morrell, from MikeMorrell.org  Dear Brothers: Have you noticed it? We’re entering a sea-change. For generations, our unconscious actions and ways of being toward women went unnoticed, were accepted by default, or even celebrated. But in the public sphere, the tide is turning. These altered currents arguably started with Bill Cosby. Then Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly (“the conservatives”) crested the...

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