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The Oppressor and the Oppressed Must Both be Liberated

by Nelson Mandela I  always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must … Continue reading

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Freedom is Indivisible

–by Nelson Mandela (Dec 12, 2013) I was not born with a hunger to be free. I was born free-free in every way that I could know. Free to run in the fields near my mother’s hut, free to swim … Continue reading

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Power-With: Everything We Do Has Ripples Of Influence

by Joanna Macy  (Mar 01, 2013) The word power comes from the Latin possere, meaning “be able.” The kind of power I will focus is not about dominating others but about being able to address the mess we’re in. Rather than … Continue reading

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Beyond Symbolism: Servant Leadership

by Collective Intelligence* (Apr 6 , 2012) The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps … Continue reading

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