Moving from Thinking to Action – The Fears and Myths that Bind Us (part 1)

Transformation or Collapse? Many of us sense that humanity is a a place of act now or die – no exaggeration. Yet, not much change seems to be happening, especially in human behavior. There seems to be incredible unconscious fears about acting on ideas, and even more about the future that is ours … Just better not to think about that part. Thinking is wonderful, but if it just stays in the mind, nothing new … Continue reading “Moving from Thinking to Action – The Fears and Myths that Bind Us (part 1)”

The Influence of Super Heroes and Mythical Stories on Cultural Progress

People need myth. Especially, the super heroes of mythical stories allow the socially suppressed to have something to hold onto that is strong and good -It provides a sense of hope for a better life. Hero movies often touch on, if not lead, the meaning of our present culture’s beliefs and driving forces. Forces that move a society forward. They reflect a rising desire or struggle in both the individual and as a collective. The … Continue reading “The Influence of Super Heroes and Mythical Stories on Cultural Progress”

Growth Myth: How Sustainability is Linked to Poor Economic Design

The future of HUMAN sustainability is directly linked to the models that we have created to manage our social systems. And our inability to connect with exponential growth concepts is about to take the whole thing down in flames. I highly encourage you to watch Chris Martenson‘s ‘Crash Course‘, which covers a slightly different set of 3E’s: economy, energy, and environment. Chris builds a clear and concise description of money and its relationship to the … Continue reading “Growth Myth: How Sustainability is Linked to Poor Economic Design”

Discovering our collective global mythology

It is essential that the world collaboratively discover our collective global mythology. Only through this act can sustainable forms of innovation be created that can build a planet of whole, diverse communities that are united in the dance of an emerging conscious global culture. . Vic is Mastered Facilitator Of Teams With A Focus On “Sustainable Innovation” Follow Vic on Twitter http://DiscoveryFuel.com http://VicDesotelle.com

Myth and Metaphor as a Way for Creating Intelligent Businesses

In a time when we feel more chaos than order, and more wrong than right, we must consider deeper aspects of our psyche as human beings and reassess our assumptions about everything. To create more intelligent companies we business leaders must do the same. Finding more meaning and purpose in our businesses is critical to this assessment. And using ‘myth’ can help us go deeper into ourselves to reveal how we want to relate to … Continue reading “Myth and Metaphor as a Way for Creating Intelligent Businesses”

The Game Is Up … Preserving Our Soul

Yes, the game is up. And most of us know it, but can not speak to it. So how do we know what to do? What will others do to us if we tell them that we are lost? I will let poet master David Whyte express this point. Listen deeply into the poem and allow personal time for the silence he speaks of to breathe into you. Sit with the mythic images that appear … Continue reading “The Game Is Up … Preserving Our Soul”

Truth vs Logic

In the end truth defies logic. . And yet we have a world that insists logic is the way out. How many holes do we need to step into, in order to get that logic is good, but it is not what will take us out of social collapse? Actually, I don’t think we will. It’s too late. We will die in the name of an unspoken logical premise. . BUT THEN THERE’S MYTH … DOES … Continue reading “Truth vs Logic”

Ritual’s Role in Social Innovation and Design

DO WE NEED RITUAL? No matter what we do – from guiding our child’s evening prayer, to the way we prepare our food, to how we hire and fire people at work, to how we say hello on our iphone, to celebrating our nations leaders, to ringing the bell on wall street, to starting an act of war. It’s all loaded with ritual. Ritual is what defines our lives. The blending of these rituals becomes … Continue reading “Ritual’s Role in Social Innovation and Design”

Changing Normal: Wisdom-based Societies in the Making

  Click Here To Join The Changing Normal Meetup Group. WHAT IS CHANGING NORMAL? Rappoport addresses the idea of what NORMAL is in his articles. He speaks to each individual having the ability to create realities, and how our essential creative nature for doing this is being suppressed. [Caution: His writings are not for minds whose belief systems are easily threatened!] WHAT IS A CULTURAL MYTHOLOGY? The work of “Changing Normal” is founded on the dream of a new … Continue reading “Changing Normal: Wisdom-based Societies in the Making”

Collaborative Design: Methods for Developing Social Innovation and Social Capital

How does one go about building social innovation and creating social capital? Creating more grounded transformative work is done by formulating a collective research process that builds shared capacity. If done well, an emerging social system moves itself (self adaptive) into momentous collaborative action.  CREATING SOCIAL INNOVATION – RESEARCH STAGES Asking powerful questions within dynamic interactive feedback loops is key to establishing a foundation for the collective to stand on. Some general advice about how to do social research … Continue reading “Collaborative Design: Methods for Developing Social Innovation and Social Capital”

A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation

A deeper Learning conversation has emerged that we believe will help designers of companies, technologies, and communities, to develop new forms of offerings that are more appropriate for a conscious global culture. These conversations are the result of a new framework for organizing ourselves, where our activities now relate to what we call a Regenerative Commerce system. One that provides a balance of Equitable, Ecological, and Economical products and services to our global communities – … Continue reading “A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation”

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS, SMALL BUSINESSES, STARTUPS, & NONPROFITS THAT HAVE A FOCUS ON SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION. Vic Desotelle I have expertise in organizational development, whole-system design, online group facilitation, collaborative process, web design, and strategic planning. GLOBAL TRANSFORMS FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION *Sustainable Systems *Collaborative Design *Leadership Ecology *Cultural Mythology I bring 20 years of experience with for-profit, non-profit, and startups, with a diverse skill set in technical engineering, online business development, executive and team leadership, group facilitation, and … Continue reading “”

Ethics To Innovation Workshops

Preparing Your Enterprise for an Emerging Global Ethic Email Vic To Learn More About Onsite and Online Workshops at Your Company From Ethics To Innovation I have been been training businesses and educational institutions using a unique approach to ethics management. Our ‘Right vs Right’ workshop has been taught at UC Santa Cruz’s Leadership and Management Programs. By incorporating our workshop managers gain a deeper understanding of ethics’ role in their workplace. They also gain … Continue reading “Ethics To Innovation Workshops”

Defining a Regenerative Commerce System

Regenerative Commerce is a system based on a broader understanding of what it means to develop technology and business. I propose that, using these principles, a region’s economic system can revitalize itself and perform beyond today’s assumptions and expectations. The following represent shifts in awareness of the models we use to create and innovate within enterprise. Note that a ‘shift’ means we are including new information that expands existing models and does not mean that … Continue reading “Defining a Regenerative Commerce System”

Concentrix Management: How To Cross Pollinate Innovation Teams

Concentrix Management (CM) is a model for distributing and managing information with the intent to cross pollinate ideas and concepts across sub-groups so that each part of the system knows about the ‘whole’ (of which all working groups within it reside) without overloading any one person. ——————————————————– We are each at the center of our own Universe. How does yours relate to mine? ——————————————————– CM is an important communications tool that allows innovation to emerge … Continue reading “Concentrix Management: How To Cross Pollinate Innovation Teams”

Vision

Vic Desotelle Sustainability Innovator, Green Entrepreneur, Collaborative Design Facilitator, Change Agent, Leadership Coach, Social Mythic + + + “Mythic Dragons appear at the Earth’s Horizon, as the Sun Inflects the Dawn of an Emerging New Culture – An Awakened Global Civilization, Ignited by Humanity’s Inner Solar Rays.” + + + Vic’s Insights and Inspirations We have entered a new era of ‘once upon a time’, where the reappearance of mythical dragons signal the emergence of … Continue reading “Vision”

Ventures

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PERSONAL & TEAM CONSULTING Solutions for Organizational Design and Sustainable Innovation Discovery Colabs * What is collaborative design? * Sustainable business created with a collaborative design facilitation process * Organizational learning concepts applied to company development * Green Business Planning Workshops (green company development support) * Collaborative Design Facilitation (with an online, distant network focus) See My Concept Articles Below Blog For Social Entrepreneur Startups (new!) Authentic Leadership Ecology What Is Sustainable Innovation Next Generation Innovation Mapping … Continue reading “Ventures”

Values: The Obstacle That Keeps Us From Deeper Collaboration, Innovation, and Change

Dance of the ‘Victor Victim Villain’ Archetypes The three ‘V’s – victor, victim, villain. If you are human being, you can’t escape it. We all wear their cloaks at times in our lives. You are more dependent on these three V’s than you probably know. Our ways of thinking shape our world. Whether we know it or not, the way we formulate our ideas do control how we see the world and how we make choices. Consider … Continue reading “Values: The Obstacle That Keeps Us From Deeper Collaboration, Innovation, and Change”

Social Innovation: A Three Phase Transformation Process

I often like to dabble in the abstract. There, I am taken to transitory state that help me feel closer to the Creative Source. For example: below consists of two intertwined trinity models, of which I like to play with when considering the architecture of ‘whole systems’. These models help us to both ‘look at’ and ‘participate in’ (w)holistically oriented organizations and communities: “structure-pattern-process” and “principle-practice-policy“. Note the principle of ‘three’ shows up in my … Continue reading “Social Innovation: A Three Phase Transformation Process”

Religion is the Unseen Barrier to Effective Collaboration

Religion? A barrier to collaboration? Who’da thought? One must stop for a moment to deeply consider why I have placed this subject here in the category of ‘barriers to collaboration’. Read on … Religious positioning may in fact be the essential obstacle that stands in between a healthy human(e) collaboration. If there is a place to claim ‘wrong-ness’, it would be a religious wrong that we all share as a humanity. A wrong that has … Continue reading “Religion is the Unseen Barrier to Effective Collaboration”

Alice’s Mirror and the Great White Elephant

A story of conflict and healing in human interaction & collaboration With compassion in his voice, he said (something like) you can be too sensitive. The energy with it was almost as if the conflict was not that big of a deal, and more in your mind; as if it wasn’t real enough. Since there are some similarities between you and me in the area of ‘sensitive’: Do you think we are too sensitive? In … Continue reading “Alice’s Mirror and the Great White Elephant”

Vic’s Soul Mate

SEEKING MY SOUL MATE What I Seek in a Woman … I seek companionship with a woman who, through her life experiences, knows her place in the world. She may be afraid of the unknown, but chooses to go there anyway. She owns her decisions and differences of opinion, while seeking to understand why others choose what they do, and reaches toward compassion for them, whether she agrees with them or not. She possesses a … Continue reading “Vic’s Soul Mate”

The Link Between Ethics and Innovation

Ethics to Innovation Article By Vic Desotelle and Michael Kaufman Table of Contents Introduction The Ethics/Innovation Relationship What are Ethics? Forces Creating Managerial Dilemmas (Principle Forces Creating Practical Dilemmas) What is Innovation? Innovative Wholes and Inventive Systems (Fractal Wholes vs Fractured Parts) The Emerging Global Ethic Innovation through Ethical Tension Sustainability: Bridge from Ethics to Innovation The New Innovation Strategy Architecting a Regenerative Commerce Conclusion Ethics to Innovation CONVERSATION WORD MAP . . Introduction In … Continue reading “The Link Between Ethics and Innovation”

Ethics To Innovation Workshops

From Ethics To Innovation Preparing Your Enterprise for an Emerging Global Ethic I train businesses and educational institutions using a unique approach to ethics management. My ‘Right vs Right’ workshop has been taught at UC Santa Cruz’s Leadership and Management Programs. By incorporating our workshop, managers gain a deeper understanding of ethics’ role in their workplace. They also gain essential leadership tools for creating and sustaining a healthy company. Organizational Ethics: A Conceptual Overview Today’s troubling business … Continue reading “Ethics To Innovation Workshops”

Mapping Next Generation Innovation

Considering A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation A deeper Learning conversation has emerged that we believe will help designers of companies, technologies, and communities, to develop new forms of offerings that are more appropriate for a conscious global culture. These conversations are the result of a new framework for organizing ourselves, where our activities now relate to what we call a Regenerative Commerce system. One that provides a balance of Equitable, Ecological, and Economical … Continue reading “Mapping Next Generation Innovation”

Unbounded Particulates of Spirit

Unbounded (Particulates of) Spirit work to be integrated   see the world differently ——————————————————————————————-   ——————————————————– Value Density (gravitational lensing): All things manifest once a certain level of mass-density occurs; from galaxies, to planets, to organizations. This density can be realized physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually (we usually only consider ‘physical’ densities in our science). ‘Lensing’ then, is way to bring focus to something and is what makes it apparent (a parent). Awareness and attention … Continue reading “Unbounded Particulates of Spirit”