<![CDATA[Art of Hosting Sioux Falls: Leading Together in Complex Times 3-day Training - Harvest]]>Fri, 04 Dec 2015 06:33:35 -0600EditMySite<![CDATA[Power of a good question]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:22:28 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/power-of-a-good-questionHere's a gem shared with us recently by a friend, Tenneson Woolf, to help with crafting those questions. Enjoy. 
<![CDATA[Working with the breath pattern]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:14:37 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/working-with-the-breath-patternIt turns out a friend, Mary Alice Arthur, was hosting a group of students at the University of Kiel at the same time we were together in Sioux Falls. Mary Alice shared this harvest gift from her work with those students around the Divergence-Emergence-Convergence pattern. Enjoy those playlists!
<![CDATA[The work before the work]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:28:07 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/the-work-before-the-workMy sense of our experience together keeps pointing to something Quaker author Parker Palmer calls "the work before the work." He illustrates it using an old Taoist story called The Woodcarver, which I'm also attaching here for you. As we practice and sharpen our skills at hosting conversations that matter, the tools and techniques we use in the moment become second nature. It's the hard and important inner work of hosting ourselves well enough to arrive for the work centered and present, without the baggage that often gets in our way, that allow for truth and beauty to emerge through us. That's the intention I hold up after being with you for three days.
<![CDATA[Faces in the Circle]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:23:07 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/faces-in-the-circle
<![CDATA[Worldview Intelligence Videos]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:47:46 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/worldview-intelligence-videosJerry and Kathy just published a couple new videos about their Worldview work. Check them out: 
And the original video we mentioned in Sioux Falls:
<![CDATA[Open Space Harvest Template]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:47:06 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/open-space-harvest-templateThis little gem comes to us as a gift from our friend Rachel Caroline Derrah in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Connect to Rachel here: http://thecolab.info/about/.
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<![CDATA[Photos of Floor Sketches]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:27:04 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/photos-of-floor-sketchesIf you have more photos, please share them with joebart33@gmail.com. Thanks!
<![CDATA[Slam Poem Harvest, morning of Day 2]]>Sun, 08 Nov 2015 17:54:43 GMThttp://leadingtogether.weebly.com/harvest/slam-poem-harvest-morning-of-day-2A slam poem harvest from Leading Together in Complex Times: the art of hosting conversations that matter. November 5-7, 2015 in Sioux Falls.

Day One Becomes Two

Checking in, the welcoming  
Pushing off to launch 
three days journey. 
Hosting as art, 
leading together  
because the world is complex  
with each other we're better. 

Drawn to this place 
overlooking the city 
communities hold 
all shapes and flavors 
Small towns, downtowns, farm grounds, and Dutch towns.  
Teachers, leaders, builders, shapers 
Dreamers and doers, 
disruption makers.  

"The next stage is coming  
I wonder how it unfolds" 
"Doing it different  
from the way we been told" 
"The first rough draft  
is just taking hold" 
"Where is the cookie 
in this learning for me?" 
"Been longing to sit here 
to give myself voice" 
“To show up back home  
and give them some real choice" 
"To cut those beliefs 
getting in my own way" 
"to let go and let come
with each new day" 
"To make a bowl with the hole, 
and to give it away." 

conversations that matter 
Not to make it more easy, 
but to gather and practice 
what to do when it's tough 
To host for my community,  
to host for my family,  
and even, just maybe 
to host some for me 

Holding time, but holding it loosely 
Breaks? Maybe not...  
But care for yourself.  
Lunch will show up  
whenever it's ready.  
We'll be in the flow 
Trying Thai spaghetti.  

Breath in deep, 
gather up diversity 
Pause at the center, 
make some space for creativity 
to just bubble up 
let the groan 
just grow a bit 
help the people 
to sit in it 
that learning zone 
where innovation emerges 
when we temper the urges 
to just solve it quick 
And then once it's time, 
Let that breath out 
Converge on wise action  
and projects that shine.   

Chaos, a rhythm 
being midwife 
helping order be born 
from the mess and the pain 
in the unravelling 
of the status quo 
that we used to know 
but now has crumbled 
to its death 
the in, and the out 
both make the breath 

open space 
Whatever happens, 
whoever shows up,  
Fly butterfly, 
buzz like a bee 
Go where you care, 
you're totally free.  

Flowing over with gratitude 
A deep humble bow 
This dojo holds such energy  
opening up here somehow 
Learning and practicing  
Trusting mates in the work 
Giving some meaning  
To leading together 
A Community, practicing 
Making hearts sing. 

Another day: Engaging  
stepping into it now 
the fire is burning 
and calling your name 
the most powerful thing here 
is you 
and you’re the only one in your way. 
Come on, let’s walk together 
this world needs us now 
get out of your way