From the Relational Leadership Summit in 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.
In the first of a monthly series of special guest Q&As for the Authentic World online community, we’re delighted to have Dr. Keith Witt join us as many of us are reading he latest book on shadow work, Shadow Light: Illuminations at the Edge of Darkness. During this live event, Dr Keith will answer pre-submitted […]
The word Authenticity gets thrown around a lot these days. While it speaks to the heart of what so many people are longing for, it also carries its share of (often annoying) baggage. What are the pitfalls of emphasizing practices on authenticity? How many people have a clear understanding of the term? In his Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Integral […]
by Michael Porcelli Do you find yourself wishing that people would understand and respect your opinions more than they seem to? Do you compare yourself negatively to others who seem to have an uncanny ability to influence others? Are you dissatisfied with your ability to take conversations deeper, to a place where people really open […]
Are you daring to start a revolution, and would like to make it to the other side relatively un-scathed? Here are some things to consider… Robert Kandell has been on the front-lines of progressive community organization in some pretty edgy territory. Fortunately he has survived with stories to share for our benefit. His presentation from […]