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"Do we need Money & what are the Alternatives?" harvest

Many thanks to the twenty participants in the first World Cafe conversation on "Do we need Money & what are the Alternatives?" In a wide ranging two and a half hour event, participants from the USA, South America, Europe and Japan discussed three key questions in small groups, moving from reflections on our personal relationship to money through thoughts about the rewards of work to a wider discussion about alternative possibilities.



We three facilitators - Amy Lenzo, John…

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Added by John Rogers on April 17, 2015 at 3:34am — No Comments

Do we need Money? & What are the Alternatives? (2)

Thirty people have confirmed they are attending our first inter-generational online World Cafe conversation on the subject "Do we need money & what are the alternatives?" on Thursday at 9am PDT.



Your three facilitators Amy Lenzo, John Rogers and Leander Bindewald have done a lot of preparation for this event, which is shaping up to be a fascinating and productive conversation, organised in three main rounds of small group discussion.



We will begin with a very…

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Added by John Rogers on April 14, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Do we need Money? & What are the Alternatives?

Our upcoming World Cafe conversation "Do we need Money? & What are the Alternatives?" takes place against the background of a financial system that remains toxic and unreformed, serving increasing inequality and social injustice.



At the same time, some initiatives touted as alternatives remain dubious in their impact and benefit. Following is an extract from an article on the so-called Sharing Economy in Forbes magazine:



“I don’t even know why they call it ‘sharing…

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Added by John Rogers on March 24, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Self Harm Awarenss for Adolescents

Hello ! I became a member of the World Café as part of my MA in Critical and Creative Thinking and a project that I had to create for my Dialogue Processes course. This course led me to the Circle of Seven, in which Anne Dosher is a prominent figure. Searching Anne led me here.

 I am now in the dire need of creating awareness about self-harm among adolescents. This is my Synthesis project for my MA in Critical and Creative Thinking at UMass Boston. My presentation is to be in May…

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Added by Kerri Arruda on February 28, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

New Human Technologies that Offer Such Great Hope ...

We are very proud to be a associated with these new Human Technologies that offer such great hope:

NEW FOCALIZING PRIMER - QUICK INTRODUCTION TO FOCALIZING AND DYNAMIC LINKING AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

CLICK BELOW LINK TO THE PRIMER, A DEEPER DIVE ON THIS POST.

The Focalizing Institute has just published our first Focalizing Primer intended to offer a brief and clear introduction to the human technologies of Focalizing and Dynamic Linking. We are excited to share with you…

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Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on February 2, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

New newsletter is coming soon...

It will feature special webinar programs sponsored by The Focalizing Institute for the focused audiences: The important Millennials (18-35 year olds), Vets healing from PTSD, Addiction Recovery - Stage Two, Trauma Resolution, Removing Barriers to Fuller Self-Expression and S.E.X. (Soul Energy eXchange...with more in future development. Like this page and sign up for the email list at www.theinstitute.org to get prompt details, as participants will be…

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Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on January 27, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

What's the Question?

[reprinted from the Future of Work...unlimited blog, January 19, 2015]

My recent focus on conversations at work was inspired by this statement from Alan Webber, the founder of Fast Company magazine, in a…

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Added by Jim Ware on January 22, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

Conversations That Connect

Early in my business career I was fortunate to work for a wise, experienced senior executive who was masterful at leading conversations that mattered. As a newly-minted MBA graduate I was at the bottom of the totem pole in a family-managed business.

My boss had been hired to upgrade the company’s management practices, employee benefit programs, and overall productivity. He tasked me with building ties to the leaders of several business units and engaging with them in conversations…

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Added by Jim Ware on January 5, 2015 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Does the Future of Work lie in the workplace communities?

Ian Gee, former Global OD Director at Nokia Corporation along with his talented colleague Matthew Hanwell have seriously explore the topic in his recently released book "The WorkPlace Community: A Guide to Releasing Human Potential and Engaging Employees."  They cite that, "we continue to use the same structures and organize work in the same way as we have for decades, but is there is a more effective way to benefit from our collective intelligence."

I am thrilled to see the work of…

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Added by Maria de los Angeles Cinta on January 4, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

What Makes an Effective Business Leader?

Starting a business is not like getting up from bed on a nice Sunday morning to make pancakes just because you are hungry; doing so takes one years of hard work and tons of sacrifices to build courage and save money to turn his dreams into reality. However, wealth and passion are not enough for an entrepreneur to cement his spot in the corporate world. For him to continue thriving in such an unpredictable domain, he should be aware of the factors that make one a reputable…

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Added by Frank Wallem on December 17, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Listen for Meaning

Try this exercise sometime: When you are with a friend, stare into his or her eyes for a full minute (while he/she is staring back at you). This isn’t about flirting, or hypnosis.

No, it’s just about appreciating that you are looking at something completely unique (and so is your partner).

No one else…

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Added by Jim Ware on November 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dr. Michael Picucci Interviewed for Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy

I was honored to be interviewed for Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy by Serge Prengel as part of the Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy series. Friends, check out The Focalizing Institute's blog entry and the attendant audio interview here: http://buff.ly/1tIHSG3

Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on November 12, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Why are Good Conversations So Elusive?

(this post also appears on my own blog, at http://thefutureofwork.net/why-are-good-conversations-so-elusive/)

It happened again. I was at a National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter event on Saturday, proudly wearing…

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Added by Jim Ware on November 11, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Consenting: A 7-Minute Guided Meditation from Dr. Michael Picucci

Feeling stuck or down?

The colors in this link - http://buff.ly/1u41NUz - are a visual that someone shared w/me in relation to their experience of this 7-minute guided meditation.. Many have found listening to be transformational, or at least a great stress reliever. The more you listen the more effect it seems to have. Let me know how it works for you before I post more of a similar nature.

To hear the guided meditation, relax and click…

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Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on November 6, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

'Creating a Better Future: Going Within to Move Beyond', A New Email Newsletter Platform

'Creating a Better Future: Going Within to Move Beyond' is one of the cool topics and offerings in our present newsletter. IMPORTANT: We are switching newsletter platforms and anti-spam etiquette is to invite you to opt-in to the new mail list even if you were on it previously. In appreciation, for your support, we will send you the first and second book chapters of Michael's primer on focalizing, 'Focalizing Source Energy.' And we have lots of goodies coming your way including new…

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Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on September 23, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

NYC: Systemic Healing Conference, 9/22 to 9/26, 2014

Systemic Healing Conference: 9/22 to 9/26, 2014, in NYC. You can also come for individual days of interest. Therapists and coaches encouraged to attend, as well as interested individuals. Dr. Michael Picucci will be presenting Friday all day 9/26. The entire week will also be translated into Portuguese on the spot. Many attendees are coming from Brazil for the event. See attached flyer for details, a few openings still exist: http://bit.ly/1qNzKpw .

Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on September 11, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Active Pause, Resourcing Clients

'Active Pause' like Focalizing is gently transforming the therapy experience. Serge Prengle just shared on LinkedIn for therapists: Michael Picucci talks about a way to use Active Pause for resourcing clients in therapy and shares 2-minute clip: http://bit.ly/ZhSQLv .

Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on September 11, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments

Active Pause ...

Fast growing 'Active Pause' grounding phenomena is winding its way into Focalizing & Dynamic Linking technologies in very effective ways. The other day Serge Prengel and I Skyped on my my travels with exploring this the Pause. He clipped a bit of a bit of my travels with exploring it. You can see the 2-minute clip here: http://bit.ly/1sJ9qfX .

Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on August 15, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

I need your help. Thank you

I am trying to win a scholarship to study for a master degree in ADR. I am in the final and need votes in Facebook to win. you can go to www.estudiarenfuniber.com/finalistas and vote for Rosa Abdelnour Granados.

Thank a lot if you can help.

Added by Rosa María Abdelnour Granados on August 12, 2014 at 12:57pm — No Comments

World Café at the World Summit on Information Society

In 2011, I introduced The World Café into ITU, the UN ICT agency, where I was then employed. The World Café was developed by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs and now comprises a global community of practitioners. It is a wonderful collaborative meeting methodology, and this highly participative tool became immediately very popular in ITU, an organization that supports dialogue and consensus.

I am proud and honoured to conduct my 12th high-level international ITU/UN world café type event…

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Added by Saba Imru on June 11, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

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