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Greens and Environmental NGOs denounce Rio+20 text

Posted by Jean Rossiaud

Early yesterday afternoon there was nobody - or almost nobody - at the People's Summit in Rio, on the magnificent site of Parque do Flamengo.

And for good reason! Environmental campaigners, trade unions, representatives of indigenous peoples, women's organizations were preparing the big demonstration of June 20th.


Organic Organizations | 有機的組織設計

This month I feature an article by Gina Hinrichs titled “Organic Organization Design”, about the evolution of organizational design.  Hinrichs observes how organizations are moving from mechanistic forms to an organic forms characterized by being purpose driven, open, whole, locally focus and empowered, distributed/networked, connected, diverse, growing and changing.  Increasingly more know-how is emerging in the world about how to shape organic processes of change that demonstrate harmony, balance, integration, and ongoing evolution; are more productive and ultimately more resil


Democratic Dialogue | 民主式對話

Green Parties and civil society movements convened in Dakar, Senegal this April 2012 to discuss the world’s critical intractable issues of today, and it was at this Global Greens Congress that I experienced the connection between dialogue and democracy.  From these discussions among 400+ delegates emerged resolutions declaring our common voice on clean technology, the rights of indigenous peoples, sustainable development, LGBT rights, land justice and biodiversity, marine ecosystems, the occupy movement, Syria, Tibet, Western Sahara, Greece, and many more.  The following article


Dialogue Changes The Way We See The World | 對話,改變看世界的觀點

A good dialogue creates quality relationships and can fundamentally change the way one sees the world.


Modern-Day Myths | 現代神話

Learning models and development frameworks have been a staple of my education - it dawned on me this July however, that models like the ones I'm learning serve as our modern-day myths continuing the age-old attempt to give metaphorical form to the transcendent mysteries of life. 

I invite you to explore with me the meaning-making of mythology and their relevance to our individual & collective journey.

The Function of Myth


WATENABE Sotoko Visits Taichung Nuclear Waste Site: Supports Local Anti- Nuclear Movement

Source: United Daily News (Kaohsiung, Pingdong, Taidong edition) B2 28 June 2011


In Praise of the Incomplete Leader | 不完美領導力

No leader is perfect.  The best ones don’t try to be - they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations.


Prototyping | 建構原型

This April I participated in a sensemaking journey to the Philippines to observe the prototyping efforts of a community of practitioners to create a learning nation.  Today's blog focuses the U theory’s prototyping process and the case study of HAPINOY.

The prototyping process:


The Three Laws of Performance | 表現的三個法則

I'd like to share key takeaways from the book I recently enjoyed called "The Three Laws of Performance" by Steve Zaffron and David Logan who offer an answer to: How can conversations enable organizations & leaders to rewrite the future?


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