Communities ... of Significance, Certainty, Variety
Our differences are our similarities
an entry from my journal
During my work assignments and travel adventures, I experienced the good, the bad, the ugly, and the horrific. And, I'll leave the horrific, ugly, and bad to another day - maybe blog posts. Of the good - oh such beauty and joy I felt and feel.
Along this ever-starting journey, I experience outcomes of the statement above and it's worth repeating "Our differences are our similarities." I appreciate all of my different experiences because they have informed. They shifted me on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. AND yet, I remain alert that they do not create a bias. Because what happened to me 31 years ago, is not likely to be my experience next year!
Today - I'm keen to eco-create Communities of Significance - where Certainty and Variety live in harmony through our time together. Let's explore our differences because with them I can be for the world.
Possibility Exists in Every Handshake as
You Experience Communities of Significance
~ Dr.Stephen Hobbs
Inspired Practitioners - Natural Educators are aware of their communities - whether small or large, inactive or active. The task at hand, is to ensure a large enough audience with appropriate level of action can make a difference for each participant, the participants together, the community participants create, and the precession of their community outcomes.
Of importance is community precession! (click for a deep dive into the term)
The story of precession is linked to Buckminster Fuller.
He suggested presession is about "the effect of one body in motion on another body in motion."
By extension "the effect of a Community of Significance in movement on another community/person in movement."
Think throwing a stone into the lake - where the stone proceeds to to the bottom, yet, the ripples precede outwards at 90 degrees.
Herein is our jumping off point ...
Inspired practitioners who serve as natural educators can deliver extraordinary experiences with their community.
That is, they can move their community along a continuum of "concepts to practices to significance" based on certainty (offering blueprints and knowledge) and variety (integrating actions and encouragement).
Community has three meanings:
- a unified group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
- a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals
- a socio-cultural state or condition
A unified group aligned with concepts
e.g., people who learn from your online courses
A feeling of fellowship moving concepts into practices within the community
e.g., participants who move your concepts into practice and share their learning via a mastermind
A socio-cultural state by moving practices into significant outcomes by the community
e.g., participants as contributors whose intention is to collectively influence something via a movement
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The Blueprint, The Actions, The Nurturing, the Knowledge Useful to Eco_Create a Community of Significance Including Certainty and Variety ...
begins when Natural Educators are clear about the type of Community Required
Community of Concepts to Practice
It's about creating knowledge & associated tools /techniques /technologies in the community
... focused on an area of interest [inside out]
... the participants share their knowledge or expertise for the betterment of the special interest
... that is, the emphasis is on enhancing the community's capacity (expanding the community's base of concepts and practices for possible use outside the community)
Community of Practice to Significance
It's about generating knowledge & associated tools /techniques /technologies for other communities
... focused on making a difference, working from legacy [outside in]
... the participants contribute their knowledge and expertise wanting to be well and do good
... that is, the emphasis is on creating a mutual, sustainable future for all because of the precessional intention of the originating community
Accept to live on moving ground...
"A truer truism to be truthfully told by all travellers"
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Introducing the Founder of the WELLth Movement
Dr. Stephen Hobbs
Educator Within, Educating Without
Born an educator, and always & in all ways an educator, Dr. Stephen contributes/has contributed his insights as a university instructor/assistant professor, faculty member at a leadership centre, online and in-person workshop instructive-coach, and retreat and mastermind facilitative-mentor.
His shares his interests in evidence-based learning, competence verification, experience-based educating, AI cognitive articulation, managing & leading, and VR/AR.
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Client Testimonial for Dr. Stephen Hobbs:
Strategy & Culture - Merger & Acquisition
Over the past eight years Cervus Equipment Corporation has been acquiring business-to-business equipment dealerships growing from fifteen to seventy-two locations across three countries. Each of the business acquired have ranged from one location to as many as twelve locations with up to three hundred and fifty employees.
As can be imagined the integration, aligning of Cultures, Operations and Strategy of these very diverse organizations has been an immense challenge. In the early days our ability to align the organizations was greatly hampered by our lack of experience and confidence in our own organization. We could see as an organization that the longer we struggled with misalignment of Culture’s and Strategies the more we were losing value and over stressing the system.
Upon some serious internal review and soul searching we decided to embark on a journey to build an Acquisition and Integration Model and support practices that would be second to none. Our goal was to create a set of repeatable processes that would support rapid execution of Integration, Cultural Identification and Clarity and development of the New Business Unit Strategy aligned with the Cervus of Tomorrow Vision. If we could accomplish this we would greatly improve the Time to Value on new acquisitions and greatly improve our ability to support rapid growth. Both becoming exceptional competitive advantages and defining core competencies of our team.
We started down this development path in 2011 by documenting all of our current process, reviewing past success and failures and reaching out to find specialized resources and experts. This is when we were introduced to Dr. Stephen Hobbs and the EX2 - TRIPIS Technique and Tools.
Stephen’s program and thinking was the catalyst to the exceptional success we have today. Leading us on a journey, Stephen’s process created a safe environment for the newly acquired team and the Cervus team to discuss the current realities of the culture, the business and the obstacles to reaching the Cervus of Tomorrow Vision. On the Journey we were able to create a set of celebrated mutual cultural attributes, a plan to enhance current successes and improve on the current business challenges. This work resulted in the development of our mutually agreed Five Year Strategy.
In each of the acquisitions where Stephen's TRIPIS program was used we have seen the integration time line significantly reduced along with cultural alignment and financial performance well beyond our expectations.
Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Stephen Hobbs as a partner in any Cultural & Strategy work. His effectiveness, thinking, facilitation skills and integrity are exceptional.
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