Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Why organizations should encourage training

March 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Aikido training develops

Respect in action (non-violence, curiosity, playfulness)

Leaders who do not instill fear

Employees who don’t amplify the fear they find in others

Only under these conditions will curiosity and innovation flourish


The feeling of innovation

March 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

What is the feeling of innovation?

Letting the outside in

Being the outside

Openness–riskless undefended openness


Smiling, chuckling, even laughing

Together–absent any violence, delicately respectful.



What is the feeling of rigid control?


Taking care of innovators

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

6 Embodied practices, three for recovery, three for innovation

8 Innovation Practices

8 Embodied facts

6 Psychological facts

Whole picture to locate the missing conversations early and often

Bite size innovations



September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

hierarchy has fear structurally built-in

therefore suppresses or kills creativity and innovation

any leader in any hierarchy must take active steps to decrease fear

if creativity is required or desired.

fear is embodied

peace is also embodied

what are your practices of embodied fear?

embodied peace?