For the most powerful, effective and compassionate model for challenging the “-isms” and building collaborative community that I have ever seen, see VISIONS-Inc.org
To learn about an international organization that grows better healthier, more responsible men, one I have been involved with for over 20 years, go to ManKindProject.org
For a vibrant, booming example of the latest adventure in entrepreneurial co-working community, check out HQraleigh.com
Here are a few of my favorite authors and books:
Attention Deficit: A Different Perception, subtitled “Hunters in a Farmer’s World.” by Thom Hartmann, because he challenges and offers a brilliant alternative to pathologizing our children.
The New Science of Leadership and A Simpler Way, by Meg Wheatley, because hers was the first exposition of how insights from chaos theory can be applied to organizational leadership, and time spent with her at Sundance was inspiring.
Games People Play, and The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups, by Eric Berne, because so much of what I know that works about designing and facilitating groups came from the genius founder of Transactional Analysis.
On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, even though her later work was more important; she is the one who brought death out of the closet, and sitting at her feet altered my perspective forever.
Memories, Dreams and Reflections, and The Collected Works of Carl Gustav Jung, the former being his autobiography and the latter providing the compassionate ground from which the rest of my studies in psychology and religion ensued.
Clearing Your Clutter With Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston, because she illuminates the fundamental truth that the universe is both exquisitely intelligent and interconnected in every aspect.
The Night Speaks, and everything else Steven Forrest has written or will write, because he is one of my top five most influential teachers in this lifetime. His wisdom is beyond measure.