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We need a New Story !

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We need a New Story !

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  1. Our Larger Context:Why are we learning about the concepts and ideas about leadership?We’re preparing for Change! "If your idea of being alive is to be full of ease, comfort and illusion, it's probably not a good time for you. If your idea of being alive is to take part in conceiving a whole new future, this is a stunning time to be alive." -- Paul Hawken environmentalist and writer

  2. We need a New Story! “It's all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories…” --Thomas Berry

  3. The Deschutes River: A Place of Beauty

  4. and a Place of Danger •

  5. DRIFT BOAT: Never Designed to be Adaptable A drift boat is like a mechanical system: not designed to adapt to changes; one person is the “leader/guide”; it stays along the sides of the river where it is safer and more predictable.

  6. WHITE WATER RAFT: Designed for the middle of the river White Water Raft is dependent on the whole team. The person in the back acts as a guide, not a manager.

  7. A Living System (small group) learns the concepts of interdependence and balance to survive. High Siding Tube Suck

  8. You learn to follow the “V” in the River – the unfolding patterns of change and life force.

  9. Facilitator Attributes1 At Start At End • PROCESS—structure • “organized” • “sense of direction,” “goal orientation” • CONTENT— focus, outcomes • “knowledgeable” • “enthusiastic,” “passionate” • “curious,” “eager to learn” • RELATIONSHIPS—harmonizer, “soft skills” • “listener” • “open,” “non-judgmental” • “assertive,” “firm,” “courageous” • “motivator,” “personable” 23 21 17 16 46 77 1Qualitative Study done at Otterbein College, Leslie Orquist-Ahrens, 2008

  10. Final Thought "One learns that the world, though made, is yet being made. That this is still the morning of creation, that mountains long conceived are now being born, brought to light by the glaciers, channels traced for rivers, basins hollowed for lakes. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe...” -- John Muir, naturalist, writer, founder of the Sierra Club