brucep

I rarely read articles that have enumersted tips or x steps to anything. It's a Saturday morning with a bit of leasure. Some combination of serenditiy, spontenaiety, sychronicity or ramdom drew me in to read yours.

Culitivate relationsships, become more self aware. No arguement from me. #3 "Focus on Growing Your Business" however brought me to a dead stop. Why? I had to reread the topic as my own pause was, well, interesting to me. In a nutshell there is a disconnect for me between the headline "grow you business" and "solutions" and "growth mindset". These are for me three very distinctly different concepts? Can you help me understand or explain?

As an aside my first inclination was to cross out your #3 and replace it with "Grow Yourself and Your People". Could that be the #1 thing? Maybe the only thing?

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing,” Socrates said.

What does this actually mean? If what you know is nothing how can knowledge serve as the basis for wisdom? Or, is "wisdom" beyond or the absence of knowledge?

Or to put it another way isn't what is known or thought to be known an obstacle or limitation on wisdom?

Is wisdom in the realm of thought extracted from the known? Is one's particular known or rather is each particular known actually the result of one's conditoning? Or is it the collective known? Then is wisdom one's particular wisdom or is it the wisdom of all?

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Isn't self leadership always going on in some way at some level?

I've long felt in my work that my role in existing organizations is to assist in uncovering or discovering self "leadership" of individuals in their respective roles.

That is, where does self leadership already exist? Where and how does SL create value? How do we get more of that? What's in the way?

The conversation starts something like "can you tell me about your day?". And goes from there. My handle for this approach is the "ground game of teal".

Can you imagine how much fun this is?

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I agree. It is as if the concept of "purpose" has been hijacked by the dark side for evil "purposes". It's kind of manipulation through purpose.

That aside what might it be like if the purpose of an organization was to uncover or discover the best in employees and clients potential in order to lead meaningful and connecting lives?

A few years back I wrote a post "Is Purpose OverRated?" Is it? If so, why? If not, why not?

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This is all too complicated for me to ponder right now. That said what did come up for me from the memory recesses was having read somewhere/sometime an article with the theme:

"That Earth is basically a penal colony. The Moon is somehow a guard post containing early warning system against escape. We humans have been placed here because we've misbehaved in the broader universe. Essentially we are too dangerous to others to be let loose. Periodically, the higher evolved beings check in on us to observe whether we are rehabilitated. We all know the that one don't we?"

I've long forgotten the source for the above but yours sparked the idea that any sensible alien of whatever form would do well to avoid letting us out until we learn to behave as if we're worthy.

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