Artist’s Statement: This symbol, created to represent the Integral Center, depicts an equilateral cross largely obscured by the meeting of two discreet curved shapes moving in a spiral. The cross represents two aspects: The first is the quadrant cross, the quintessential integral emblem. Secondly, the cross represents masculine vertical transcendence and feminine horizontal embrace. Simple […]
by Michael Porcelli Recently, Authentic Relating was featured in The Atlantic, told from the point of view of someone fairly new to Authentic Relating Games. If you haven’t read the article, I recommend you check it out. I think it’s a great starting point for a conversation about what is possible in one’s journey through the […]
by Michael Porcelli I was always a high-achieving kid. My accomplishments in school helped me develop a sense that I could do anything I set my mind to. This included getting into a great university, completing an engineering degree, and earning good money in the tech industry building software. But it wasn’t quite true that […]
Thank you for checking-out our top resources on Relational Leadership. We’ve been developing this work, and networking with similar experts in the field to help practitioners and professionals like yourself. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our best work. First off, we’re proud to share our Foundations of Authentic Relating series. This […]
From the Relational Leadership Summit 2016, this video provides a comprehensive map of how to use our emotions to lead to deeper and stronger relationships.
Yo! Bryan Bayer here — I want to share a question I’ve been cooking with for a while: How can Authentic Relating tools and practices help us drop into ecstasis, or “flow state”? And, how can this inform our role in ushering in the next chapter for humanity? Who cares? Well, the world challenges we […]
This Circle Existed May 13, 2017 Remember the day the masks fell away the voices subsided our insides collided? When I see you next, I know to expect the mask back in place. But I know your face. – Kelly Elmore, Authentic World member About a year ago, I was in Hawaii, spending time with […]
Many who consider themselves on a path of self-development still see the body as an afterthought or a vehicle to be fine-tuned and maintained. In his Relational Leadership Summit talk, A.J. Pape opens new possibilities of living in the body as the ground of life, the place we can directly access the evolutionary impulse at […]
Authenticity has become quite a buzz-word these days. It’s easy to criticize and is often misleading. Nevertheless, things become trends for a reason. There’s a strong draw in so many people today to remove their social masks and show up more as their true, unique selves. If only we could all just stop performing, and be more […]
“Context is Decisive.” —Werner Erhard The single most powerful and universally applicable tool for creating the kind of relationships, connections, and experiences you want to have with others is Setting Context. Doing this effectively is crucial—from creating more rewarding moments, to having greater influence, to being a more effective leader. It is also a skill […]
Jason Gore is a managing partner at Neuberg, Gore & Associates, a coaching firm that specializes in coaching CEOs of well-funded, high-growth startups. Many of their clients are young engineers who suddenly found themselves leading large teams. As a result, the firm researched and defined “good leadership” to support these CEOs to identify their blind […]
A simple, yet surprisingly profound experience two or more people can share in relationship with each other is shared reality, sometimes known as mutual understanding. Weaving shared reality is the process of communicating such that we are getting on the same page with another person. There is your reality, what you experience as true. This […]
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey One of the core skills of Authentic Relating is Getting Someone’s World. Although virtually all of us share the natural capacities to do this, not everyone cultivates these skills. Typically, in conversation, we focus our […]
“…true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” — Brené Brown At the core of Authentic Relating is the ability to reveal our inner experience to others. Deep down we want to belong, to be understood, […]
A common frustration you may experience in your communication is that the impact of your communication is often not the impact you intend. This leads to missed connections, missed opportunities, and many of the challenges we have when we move toward becoming more connected, influential, or making a greater contribution to the world. This gap, […]
In her Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Austin and Bay Area authentic relating facilitator Heather McClellan shares her thoughts and research on some of the most common ways that authentic relating practices and communities go awry.