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Some Kind of GardenA Journey Into Zenby Mirena Rhee
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Reclaiming your mornings... 
In the early morning hours, the quiet existence, stillness so palpable, the magic is not only being in spacious encounter with Self but also tuning in and "genießen"* this larger presence which is more than the sum of all Creation. I rest in that presence, finding a belonging like no other.
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Being organized isn't just about going through your paper piles once in a while. It's not just about doing the spring cleaning thing once a year either. Those things are great, but organized people
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Anyone who is physically capable of activity should try to “reach at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week and have around 20 to 30 minutes of that be vigorous activity,”
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This week, Tony Hsieh issued a challenge to every Zappos employee: self organize or leave.
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David Rock's SCARF (pattern language)
"In a world of increasing interconnectedness and rapid
change, there is a growing need to improve the way
people work together. Understanding the true drivers of
human social behavior is becoming ever more urgent in
this environment."

h/t Pat Arcardy
SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others | David J. Rock. Posted on 2014-02-22T22:37:33+00:00 by wbaker. David J. Rock; SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others; In NeuroLeadership JOURNAL; Issue 1; 2008; 10 pages.
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The field of Psychology had long been dominated by disorders. It was all about what's wrong with us, and how to (maybe) make us better. Then in the 1990s a new breed of psychologists, led by Martin...
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+Helene Finidori +Dave Gray +Anne Caspari 

More great patterning...
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Hey Paul, thanks for sharing this and for tagging me. This is a really neat representation by Dave Gray! 
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Imagine a future where we could map the topology of a person’s habits...
Applying network theory to behavior change
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We are translating Dana's classic "Leverage Points" framework into a broadly-understood visual language for approaching problems more systemically.
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PATTERN SEEKER -- An Explorer of Pattern Languages, Continuous Improvement, Creativity, Systems Thinking ... BEING Human
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Creativity is not a thing.

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What endures is process - dynamic, adaptive and creative!

 - Margaret Wheatley

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

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Agile/lean process framework advocate (SCRUM) ...and its staggering potential to transform a human organization when implemented in an organic/systemic way while leveraging: the power of purpose and prioritization; collective vision and commitment to continuous improvement; order, structure and pattern languages; rapid prototyping and validated learning; systems thinking; design thinking; self-organizing teams, and truly great leadership.
 ... oh, and this is the 'WHAT'... the 'HOW', like all great things, is very very difficult to achieve and sustain.

People seem to like Steve Jobs... ; ). Here's his take on all of this:

FOCUS AND SIMPLICITY. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it is worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

OR... how about this one from Peter Senge:

THE DANCE OF CHANGE: All movement occurs while it is being inhibited; nothing grows in the absence of limits and constraints.

Lastly, one of my favorites:
LECORBUSIER'S MODULOR SYSTEM: “The primary purpose of external rules should be to strengthen the designers ability to create.” LeCorbusier’s Modulor System (a great example) featured a small number of dimensions that could be combined to create a wide variety of shapes. "A system is not meant to be a hindrance. It is to be used as a tool and should be secondary to the creative design process." LeCorbusier insisted his Modulor was “not a system for design, but for measuring. The system alone could not lead to good design any more than a piano alone can create music.” It is the numbers that are important here. The numbers provide order, and the order will sustain the technical and aesthetic aspects. 
...... he's speaking to architecture; however it relates to much larger systems such as this passage (from above): Don't confuse Control with Order. Nature offers us abundant displays of order and magnificent systems of great scope, complexity, capacity and diversity based on very simple 'pattern languages'... and, don't forget... Nature has accomplished this amid tremendous uncertainty and escalating non-stop change.



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SCRUM MASTER / AGILE COACH / LEAN STARTUP PRACTITIONER / CULTIVATOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FLOW / ACCELERATOR OF HUMAN EFFORT / PATTERN SEEKER
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Scrum, Agile, Lean, Project Management, Creative, Team Leadership, Product Development
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  • Scrum Master / Agile Coach, 2008 - present