Entries by johnrenesch

Popping the Myth of Public Service

  Those holding elected office frequently refer to being “in public service,” implying that their chosen careers are quite noble. I concur entirely that public service is a noble choice but so few elected politicians are really serving the public. By all appearances, U.S. politicians subordinate the public good to a couple of other priorities. […]

Responsibility: What’s It Mean? And to Whom?

One of the most succinct definitions of conscious leadership that I’ve seen comes from the Conscious Leadership Group (CLG). It was made clearer to me in a recent email exchange with Jim Dethmer, one of the three principals of CLG. He writes: “We define leadership as taking responsibility for the influence you are having in […]

Asking Forbidden Questions

[This article was adopted from a previously published blog for FutureShapers.com in August 2013 – JR] When we humans come together and organize ourselves for some purpose, we tend to agree about the context or mental framework for that purpose. While in the best cases this agreement is explicit and conscious, agreement is often implicit […]

Learning to Live as a Liminal Cell

Recently I read an article by my friend Patricia Albere (pictured above), a co-founder of Evolutionary Collective, in which she writes quite eloquently about the word “liminal,” including its history and current application for the paradigm transition we are going through today. I highly suggest reading her piece before going on here: click here for […]

At the Precipice We Change…or Do We?

My best friend in high school, Larry Conley, and I were big fans of science fiction movies. One of the most memorable was “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a black-and-white film which was remade in 2008 starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese with more advanced special effects. In the film a […]