>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:44 AM PDT

Last night we watched a film, The Lives of Others. Set in East Germany in 1984 it focusses on the inhumanity of the dictatorship and the discovery of his own humanity by one of it’s operatives.

We watched the film with three others who had all been born in 1988. The year before the Berlin wall came down and just before the close of the film.

All three are very well educated, none had heard of the GDR (DDR), Glasnost or the Stasi.

George Santayana warned us that, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

We are in a time of tumultuous change, thinly disguised as normality under control. Politically, economically, environmentally and spiritually the norms that we grew up with are being challenged, and this means we have a choice.

In Greece there are already some who are choosing violence as a way of protecting their society or community from the forces of change. Self pity breeds violence.

We have been down that road before, we know where it goes. We need to remember the lessons of our history, we need to take this opportunity to move on from it. We need to learn a different way of being that will create a better future for us all.

We need a vision around which we can align, towards which we can collaborate and by which we can evaluate our efforts.

The summer break is a time for evaluation and reflection, a time for reading and planning. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all come back from this summer break focussed on creating a peaceful, sustainable and loving society?

Perhaps that could be our vision. Perhaps we can reset our society, heal the wounds and redesign the structures, if we start by redesigning ourselves.

One to one personal coaching summer offer: As usual I have a summer three for the price of two coaching offer for sessions completed before the end of August. In these sessions we will articulate your personal Purpose, Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy and get started on making it happen. Email me to book your sessions.

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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