Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Dealing with Fear in Conversations

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

There is a safe space available.

There is a open space between individual safe spaces in which to connect on any concern.

Clarity on the safe spaces and the open conversational space is essential for generative conversations.

Fear is a signal that one is not moving from a space of safety.

“All” that is required and essential at this moment is to reorganize one’s stance.


The Inkling of Fear

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The perception of fear, the felt sensation, the intuition–is great

It is the beginning of useful insight, knowledge, and action

The fight or flight stories and fantasies that often follow the perception of fear–

are not at all useful.

They lead to a narrow, automatic, awkward response where we push against or run from our essential partners.


Stressless Chaos

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

When people are stressed they don’t come up with very clever questions or answers.

If you or your work unit are stressed you are significantly under performing, under participating.

Developing personal and team practices to live in complex and chaotic situations without destructive levels of stress is the key to flourishing.