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12. Return to Baja

Jaworski, Joseph Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

– John Milton

I had been in touch with John Milton regularly over the years since my first trip to Baja and the birth of the Global Leadership Initiative. In a telephone call one morning, I told John about my intense interest in learning more about how people develop sufficient mastery to connect to Brian’s “place of deeper knowing.”

“If I ever write another book,” I told John, “it’s going to be about the extraordinary functioning of human beings, individual and collectively – and specifically how developmentally advanced leaders can learn to reliably sense and actualize new realities. This ability to actualize hidden potential lying dormant in the universe carries with it the power to change the world as we know it.”

John suggested I return to Baja for another wilderness passage to gain insight and inspiration for the next phase of my life and for the explorations I was undertaking.

At the conclusion of the first four days of awareness training, John began instructing us to select our solo sites. He drew a little map of the coastline, as he usually does. When he got to a remote point on his map, he said, “Now this site is one for the truly adventurous”

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Chapter 3: Decision-Making Processes Prone to Success and Failure

Nutt, Paul Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Decision-Making Processes Prone to Success and Failure





o carry out a decision-making process, one engages in a series of activities to collect information that reveals possibilities.

Process spells out the order or staging of these activities. In this chapter, two of many possible processes are considered. One illustrates a frequently used process that leads to failure. The other demonstrates best practice.

First, the stages will be described to show what is done in each. Then ways to sequence these stages are presented, illustrating best and worst process practices using the debacles described in Chapter 1.

Decision-Making Stages

An extensive literature review was conducted to discover what thoughtful writers find to be required stages and the best ordering of stages for decision making. This led me to prescriptions made by people who have studied the best way to do research, design, social change, and problem solving. Also, studies by Schon (1987) and others, which document how expert architects, urban planners, social and behavioral scientists, engineers, system theorists, and the like go about their work, elaborate on these recommendations and suggest others. Five decision-making stages emerged from a comparison of these prescriptions and findings: collect information to understand the claims calling for action, establish a direction that indicates the desired result, mount a systematic search for ideas,

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David Paul Appell FrommerMedia ePub



The bright lights and thumping clubs of Miami Beach; the vast, unspoiled expanse of Everglades National Park; and the “back country” of the Keys—South Florida has a little something for everyone. And don’t be fooled by the glammer-than-thou celebrity playground known as South Beach. While the chic elite do, indeed, flock to Miami’s coolest enclave, it’s surprisingly accessible to the average Joe. For every Philippe Starck–designed, bank account–busting boutique hotel on South Beach, there are Deco digs that are much less taxing on the pockets. For each pan-Mediterranean-Asian-fusion haute cuisine restaurant, there’s a down-home, no-nonsense Latin bodega serving up hearty fare at surprisingly cheap prices.

Beyond all the glitzy, Us Weekly–meets–beach blanket bacchanalia, Miami offers an endless number of sporting, cultural, and recreational activities to keep you entertained. Its variety of beaches includes some of America’s best. Plus, it has an array of shopping and nightlife activities including ballet, theater, and opera (as well as all the celebrity-saturated hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs that have helped make Miami so famous).

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6. Sixth Week: Sessions 30–33: The Development of the Concept of Reparation: True, Manic, and Mock Reparation

Meltzer, Donald Harris Meltzer Trust ePub


Sixth week: sessions 30–33

The development of the concept of reparation: true, manic and mock reparation

These four sessions bring into focus an important aspect of the development of Mrs Klein's work, the concept of reparation. It has a very confusing beginning and winds gently through her work, never really drawn together anywhere, in spite of the book she wrote with Joan Riviere in 1937: Love, Hate and Reparation.

Again in this week, we meet a contaminated field, because Richard missed the first three sessions, and after his unusual extra session on Sunday became ill again. In a way the week is split into two, the first two sessions being devoted to his recovery from the terrific paranoid and hypochondriacal reactions to his illness and those sessions of the previous week which probably precipitated it, and then the last two sessions devoted mainly to the excitement of having an extraordinary session that arouses both his jealousy and his curiosity. The outbreak of paranoia is particularly linked to his having a sore throat and becomes connected with his hostility towards his father and Paul and the wish for the hook to stick in their throats, like the salmon which might die because of the hook.

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Chapter 13: The Sport of Kings and a Palace Royal

Jack DeMattos University of North Texas Press PDF


The Notorious Luke Short

had further bragging rights when it was reported that he owned three brothers of Proctor Knott. At the time they were training in Tennessee.3

There is a story, possibly apocryphal, of a Manhattan encounter Luke

Short had with a noted trouble maker named Fred May. It circulated while

Short was still alive and also appeared in many of his obituaries. May was allegedly “a jewel of a man” when he met up with Luke Short, before his “dissipation had wrecked his constitution as well as his fortune.” May had “nerves of steel and knew naught of fear.” The incident in question happened in one of the up-town restaurants and the conversation was

“rather free.” Short made some remark about an actress who was then

“the idol of New York.” May took exception and stated that the man who would say that was a coward and no gentleman. Short “calmly looked

May over from head to foot and then let his eyes travel back from foot to head.” This obviously unnerved May and he demanded of Short what was the matter with him. “I was merely thinking where I would hit you” responded Short, and without moving a muscle, Short continued:

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