Peace does not conform itself to what I think it should be. It doesn't give a crap what I think, actually. Enso Circles remind me that perfection is a myth of my own creation. The combined EnsoPeace symbol reminds me that the communal journey toward incremental gains is a perpetual state.
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One of the characteristics of high-trust
environments/relationships is an ability to talk both positively and negatively
in a group setting in balanced and beneficial ways.Doing this makes many people uncomfortable.
Books such as Crucial Conversations give each of us more tools to engage
in ways that increase the probability of positive results – how to function in
high-trust environments/relationships.Here are some characteristics of high- and low-trust environments/relationships:
Celebrating successBragging Fixing sources of failuresFinding
blame Asking for helpSuffering
in silence UnderstandingJudging Power-withPower-over Offensive/progressiveDefensive/protecting CollaborationIndependent
Each environment has its proper place.For so, for example, when the ship is
sinking, power-over (Get on the darn life boat!) is preferable to power-with
(Do we all agree thatgetting on the
life boats is a good idea?).When danger
isn’t quite so imminent, such as in business or social groups, I have found
that sustainable success will more predictably come from high-trust functioning