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Shared – dare I call it – WISDOM. Professor Stuart B. Hill University of Western Sydney, Australia s.hill@uws.edu.au. Ask of all action – what is it in the service of? – before supporting or copying it. Work mostly with small meaningful achievable - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Shared – dare I call it – WISDOM

Professor Stuart B. Hill

University of Western Sydney, Australia

s.hill@uws.edu.au


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Ask of all action – what is it in the service of?

– before supporting or copying it


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Work mostly with small meaningful achievable

initiatives vs. Olympic-scale projects

most of these are abandoned or fail,

& often have numerous negative side-effects


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Don’t get stuck in ‘measuring studies’:

‘monitoring our extinction’

these are often designed to postpone change

that is perceived as threatening

to existing power structures


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To achieve sustainable progressive change,

focus on enabling ‘benign’ agendas of others

vs. trying to impose on them your

own ‘benign’ agendas


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Focus on enabling the potential of people,

society & nature to express itself

so that wellbeing, social justice & sustainability

can emerge (in integrated, synergistic ways)


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Collaborate across difference

to achieve broadly shared goals

don’t end up isolated, alone in a ‘sandbox’


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Don’t let ‘end point’/goal differences prevent

possibilities of early stage collaboration


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Outcomes are only as good & sustainable

as the people creating & implementing them

so start with the people;

& remember that we are a relational/social species!


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Use the media – let me repeat - use the media!

such ‘political’ communication is key to change


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Work with business & the public/community

government will always follow, but rarely lead!


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Celebrate publicly at every opportunity

to enable the good stuff to become ‘contagious’


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Keep working on & implementing

especially with others

your (shared) benign visions


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Most of what is remains unknown,

which is what wise people are able to work with;

so devote most effort to developing your wisdom

vs. your cleverness, which is just concerned

with the very limited pool of what is known

(Einstein was clear about this!)


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Always be humble

& provisional in your knowing,

& always open to new experiences

& insights


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Take small meaningful risks to enable progress,

transformational learning & development


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Devote most effort to the design & management

of systems that can enable wellbeing, social

justice & sustainability, & that are problem-proof

vs. maintaining unsustainable, problem-generating systems, & devoting time to ‘problem-solving’,

control, & input management


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Work sensitively with time & space,

especially from the position of ‘others’

ask: who, what, which, where, when, how, if & if not?


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Act from your core/essential self

empowered, aware, visionary, principled, passionate,

loving, spontaneous, fully in the present (contextual)

vs. your patterned, fearful, compensatory, compromising, de-contextual selves


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See no ‘enemies’

recognise such ‘triggers’ as feedback from/indicators of

woundedness, maldesign & mismanagement

everyone is always doing the best they can,

given their potential, past experiences

& the present context

these are the three areas to work with


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Be paradoxical

ask for help & get on with the job (don’t postpone)

give when you want to receive

give love when you might need it,

or when you might feel hate


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Learn from everyone & everything,

& seek mentors & collaborators

at every opportunity