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Does Anyone Deserve Anything?

Article •  13 - 20 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
13 - 20 minutes

Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?


Workplace Series: Supervisors Giving Feedback to Others

Audio •  11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes

Creating a trusting connection and keeping the line of communication open are the primary prerequsites for giving feedback as a supervisor. Listen to Miki work with a course participant to ready herself for an upcoming feedback session.


Workplace Series: The Distinction Between Giving Feedback and Wanting to be Heard

Audio •  9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes

Listen to Miki make an important distinction between giving feedback, which is grounded in a desire to contribute to another, and our own need to be heard.


Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Audio •  8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.