Creating Healthy and Resilient Communities

As the hosting team prepares for the Art of Hosting – Vermont training that’s starting this Thursday, we’ve honed in on the theme of creating healthy and resilient communities.  The group that’s gathering has  begun to have email conversations around this topic which has prompted me to think deeply about the questions of what is More…

Leadership lessons learned from two weeks of dance improv

I’ve just finished an extraordinary two week “Make a Show” dance intensive with two choreographers, Matt Kent and Renee Jaworski, from the  Pilobolus dance company.  (This event was sponsored by the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College and the Lebanon Recreation & Parks Department.)  Essentially, 20 of us (an interesting amalgam of movers and non-movers with an More…

Authentic presence… What is it really?

After having had the pleasure of being in the presence of a number of “masters” in the last couple of weeks, I’m deeply immersed in this inquiry.  What is authentic presence really? Here are some examples of presence that I’ve experience: I attended a facilitated gathering of folks recently where the lead person demonstrated a More…