Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We’ve got to remember that the millions of Americans who
voted for Romney are still here. They are not going anywhere. They are not all
moving to Canada;
tho it would be fine if Sheldon Adelson and the Kochs went. But even Adelson
and the Kochs are still Americans, as are the millions that voted for Romney.
We need their skills, hearts, minds and compassion. We don’t want to throw
people away, deprive, diminish or dismiss them. We want to win them over, need
to include them, but not at the cost of diminishing or dismissing the
work—climate change, equal rights, immigration reform, greener energy, banking
reform, ending the wars without starting any new ones--that must be done.
I have blogged about new process, methods and procedures for
building and maintaining a healthier, more inclusive democratic governing
consensus. We must learn more about these methods and implement them. Let this
be the last BS election! If we always do what we always did, we’ll always get
what we always got. Enough of that! Enough of either/or, win/lose thinking!
Let’s shift to win/win and both/and. I find it difficult to believe that if we
get over the polarization and the process, methods and procedures that sustain
it, we won’t be able to meet the challenges we face. We can do it!