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Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Little More Optimism

Last night I posted on Facebook, the following:

Sorry but the increasingly common “surround yourself with only positive people” guidance seems to ignore two things. First, the strongest optimism is developed internally. Second, if the “positive ” people simply surround themselves with each other… it does not auger well for positive influence in the world. I get it. You should find your inner circle to be supportive, encouraging and there for you. But genuine optimism is brave enough to be in the real world of joy and pain and all that life offers. Just my two cents… but I am keeping these pennies.

Last weekend, I came across this article on pessimism and found it thought provoking.  Optimism is so often seen as naive.  But, I respectfully invite you to consider…

Focusing on solutions rather than problems does not imply that you do not recognize the problems.  Seeing a brighter future does not imply you cannot see what stands in its way.  Faith in all circumstances does imply that optimism recognizes the circumstances but is not defeated by them.

Whatever your faith, or none, please understand that every religion or movement or sacred tradition was born of a moment of crisis and very, very, very few followers.  It would have been very easy to throw in the towel upon the apparent killing of your leader, and facing a world of hate, anger and danger.

Indeed, this past weekend, I also watched Batman vs Superman… and, without spoiling things, I will say that you get this sense of message by movie’s end.  I did very much enjoy the film but it’s message at the end particularly resonated for me in light of this blog of today.  The story of every sacred tradition or mission began or begins in absolute crisis.  But there was and is a process of going from scared to sacred.  Optimism is part of that process.

As an aside… personally, I am not a fan of the cult of personality and I do not believe that optimism is sourced from any one individual.  We are each challenged to cultivate it… as we will need each other, independently thinking and cooperatively working… with optimism.  Independence, cooperation and optimism are all virtues.  We need them; but more on that in my next blog.

You cannot overcome what you do not see.  Optimism understands that there are challenges.  Still, it sees them as just that; challenges… and not impossible roadblocks intent on breeding cynicism and defeat.  Healthy skepticism is about discernment.  Cynicism is not.

Skepticism allows us to question while still believing.  Cynicism only believes in the defeat of anything noble or good.  Skepticism questions.  Cynicism doubts and ignores.  Optimism is the missing link.

We can and must question, but with a faith that we will find an answer.  Despite our myriad challenges in the world today, history has proven (whether we care to admit it or not) that we have increasingly come together through trial and triumph alike.  As humanity, we evolved from family units, to clans and tribes and villages and city states… to countries and regions and commonwealths.  The circle of unity has indeed grown, through difficult times… and not the kind of unity born of naiveté but of practical and powerful capacity.  It will continue.

I contend that the human spirit “gets it”.  We too often forget our spirit and capacity.  Our work is about just that.  Remembering, embracing and engaging it.  We do indeed “fiercely and unapologetically believe in the nobility of the human race and help build strong and inspired cultures at school, work, family and community… where everyone counts and contributes.”  This is our brand of optimism; the good and noble fight.

As we enter this Easter Weekend, whatever faith or none, we constructively challenge you to believe in a better world; one that will require work and commitment and all the strengths of the human spirit.

Starting next week, we will continue and indeed advance on conversations and dialogue around character, capacity and creativity and their roles in engaging youth and leadership at school, family, work and community.

For now, enjoy the next few days and maybe catch that movie.  🙂

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

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Some musical messages of optimism…

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Nothing Mystic about Optimism

As I continue my deliberate and discerning road to reclaim optimal health, I am reminded of optimism and its importance in living life.  Beyond my personal journey, we are living in interesting times.  Consider Brazil.  Or India.  Here in North AmericaEurope.  Or globally and the future.  I am not an alarmist; nor a prophet (or profit) of doomsday.  I consider myself a man of optimism.

But optimism is not born of ignorance of challenges.  It is born in the face of challenge.  That being said, there are myriad issues of increasing and varied importance in an ever shrinking world.  It would be easy to feel overwhelmed or convinced of conspiracies and more.

I am not an economist, nor a scientist.  I do not have many of the truly tactical answers for many of the issues facing our world.  Indeed, none of us do… until we work together.  Until, we see the inherent value and need in doing so.  It is the synergy of our talents and perspectives that will move us through these crises.  We are in this together; on one bright blue marble in the cosmos..

But I am a Baha’i.  One of my favorite writings of Baha’u’llah is:

The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds and through commendable and seemly conduct.

This is not a religious statement.  It is a claim that, until we act with character, we will ever be beset by issues of our collective making.  Unity is not uniformity.  It is not kumbaya.  It is not easy, nor should it be.  But it’s best champion is character; the nobility of the human spirit.  Character is the path to great capacity and creativity.  That is our belief and contention.  Indeed, on our website, you will find us saying…

We fiercely and unapologetically believe in the nobility of the human race and help build strong and inspired cultures at school, work, family and community… where everyone counts and contributes. 

I am a student of character and unity.  I hold to this.  We hold to this.  Our work around building strong, united and inspired campuses, companies, communities and commonwealths is not born of naiveté.  It is not born of Panacea or Utopian dreams.  It is born of a belief that when we “get it”, we will achieve sustaining and sustainable prosperity.  Until then, we will all be putting out fires, reacting to crises and running around with counterproductive agendas.

Personally, I believe in my faith.  I believe in the vision of Gene Roddenberry.  I believe that we will succeed… through growth in character and unity.  I hold to this and work towards it.  Character and unity (their exploration and advancement) are my life’s work, with youth and adults alike.  I believe that we can begin to build a better world, locally and globally… in schools, families, companies and communities.  I know that there are those who would disagree.  You do your work, I will do mine.  We will do ours.

And I say that with true respect.  He are humble in our work; but confident in its importance.  That being said, we believe that it starts where we find ourselves.  For us, we are building core and expanded services that advance character and unity for peace, passion and prosperity.  You will find some referenced below.  These are about the kind of character and unity that forges cultures of strength, success and synergy.  That is what we do.

For you… at school, work family or community… how can these strengths of character below advance stronger and healthier cultures where you are now?

Which virtues would most help you and those around you in finding the foundation to capacity and creativity?  Which strengths will help you forge “betterment” at school, family, work and community?  How will you advance them where you are now?

These are the questions and conversations that we will continue to engage right here.  Indeed, starting next week, we will be both focusing and expanding our vehicles for doing same.  This is more than a business for us.  It is how we serve.  Hope you continue to ride with us.

There is more to come…

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

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The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy by April Wine

Morale and the Force of Character

Here’s an interesting read on ways to kill morale… worth the read.  That being said, my greatest mentors in leadership and life over the years have shared one common piece of wisdom.

Focus on the do’s; not the don’ts. 

For every thou shalt not, there is a thou shalt.  Personally and professionally, I have long found that strengths of character serve as powerful, sustaining and sustainable shalts.  In other words, after reading the above noted post, refer to our virtues poster below and consider what strengths of character and culture, when practiced and manifested consistently, would ensure that you avoid the noted shalt nots?

For every prohibition, there is a command of action.  Habits are not simply broken; they are changed.  If we are to avoid:

  • Overworking people. 
  • Holding people back.
  • Playing the blame game.
  • Frequent threats of firing. 
  • Not letting people pursue their passions. 
  • Withholding praise.

… what virtues or strengths of character must we cultivate as part of how we roll?  How would justice, fairness, independence, empathy and optimism play roles in strengthening cultures of high morale at school, work or community?  What about in families?  What virtues might be core to a culture that lifts people, engages them… encourages them?

Then, how would you practice them? What rituals and habits would you build and implement that would move you to higher ground?  In the classroom?  In the boardroom?  The staff room?  At work, school, and community?  Remember that consistent and steadfast action is both born of and reinforces character and culture; but we start by considering the character of the culture that we desire.

The Character Lens is all about examining issues from the baseline of character.  Our actions and behaviours grow from the practice of character.  Indeed, consistently aligned action is born of character.  So considering the character of your culture builds the foundation for capacity, going forward.

More to come…

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

Virtues on Black

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Engaging Youth, Education, Tech and Character

This is what I call an In My Humble Opinion but with Hard Earned Experience post.  Over the last few days, I found myself in several conversations around “kids and tech in the classroom”.  And I get it.  Technology and social media have created a force within the classroom that begs the question of whether or not we should allow it.  I get it.  Still, I believe the question is not whether or not.  It is how we will engage it.

Phone privileges in the classroom remains a big question for those of us in education and/or youth engagement in general.  But, I find we often unconsciously are referring to phone privileges as just that… the use of smart phones as communication devices solely; often forgetting the capacity now in our hands.  As a late boomer, growing up in the 60’s and 70s’s, I had no such device.  To hear many an educator (understandably so) wishing for those days too often ignores the fact that even though I had no phone… I did have a note book, pencil and vivid imagination.  If I was not engaged in the classroom, I could develop my own distractions.

So, let’s consider the smart phone.  I personally prefer to reference it as the palm computer.  Yes, it allows for texting and other social media communications and we must be aware of that.  It also allows for search engines and the potential for research and the learning skills that can come from that.  In a Business Ethics course I was teaching a couple of years back, I used the tech in the room to have students find the song Some Nights by FunThis song could have worked too.  Or this one.  Or many others.  Or movie clips.  We had been looking at war and violence as an opportunity to explore perspectives.  I had them them break into groups and play the song; then discuss the lyrics and its message.  Then, we broadened the discussion to the whole class, engaging exchange and cultivating confidence to share views.

We could have examined poverty, trustworthiness or justice.  We could have examined any number of issues related to school, work, family or community.  The potential is unlimited with TED and You Tube and so much more… to advance the quality of learning and education all around.  You can even have fun exploring examples of creativity.  Or creativity and inspiration in advertising.  Instead of “Who has heard of …?”, what if we said, “Google this for me.” and then enlisted what we have individually and collectively learned in an active way… into a broader discussion in the classroom?  The role of the educator lessens as a presenter and widens as a wise facilitator.

So…

  • What virtues or strengths of character would that require in us as educators or youth leaders?
  • What virtues or strengths of character would that help develop in our youth, who are already considerably tech savvy?

I suggest it demands of us creativity, flexibility, purposefulness and confidence.  And more.  How about you?  What would it demand of you to advance such an approach to technology?  How could you practice those?

I suggest it cultivates in our youth perceptiveness to see a greater capacity to the technology… cooperation in actively learning together… and genuine confidence in what their capacity truly is with such tech in hand.  They advance in resourcefulness.  What strengths do you see such an approach developing for the youth you engage?

On either side, it will require and advance the virtues of discipline, discretion and discernment.  Technology has a way of demanding that from us at any age, whether we realize it or not.

Before I close out, for now, on this idea… I love this thought from this post I stumbled upon this morning… on productivity.

Productivity, put simply, is the name we give our attempts to figure out the best uses of our energy, intellect, and time as we try to seize the most meaningful rewards with the least wasted effort. It’s a process of learning how to succeed with less stress and struggle. It’s about getting things done without sacrificing everything we care about along the way.

Our challenge in working with youth is to help them and ourselves be the most productive we can be at school, work, family and community.  Productivity widely defined as getting things done without sacrificing everything we care about along the way.   Character in combination with technology can advance the healthiest forms of productivity for real balance in life.

Now, imagine that combination of skill (character and technology) in school, at work and throughout community.  Therein lies amazing resourcefulness.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

PS

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The Humanity and Nobility of Leadership

An interesting read is all I will say, first off.  Have a read and a reflection; a good reflection.  Considering the humanities as a strategic source for organizational leadership… IMHO, indeed… it is time, again.

I say again, in part, because of our collective body of work over 30 years in leadership development…. and also our work with The Virtues Project™.  BUT, also because I offer and suggest that business and leadership is in need of a return to the humanities, and humanity.  Nobility is the recognition of the value of humanity… at school, work, and community.

Great strategy, contribution and success demand it.  The world needs it, again.

As part of multiple streams of study and discussion over the coming months, we will continue to explore character and leadership as a study of humanity and the humanities in the workplace.  We will examine, character as part of that study of humanity and  the humanities… on the ground.  Developing a more deepened understanding of same better prepares us for a world that is truly “out of the box”, where wisdom is needed and wins.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

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Be a simple man or woman, noble and understanding of the humanities, humanity and their relevance….

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Honor, Grace and Leadership

This post is dedicated to Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger.

Elevated conversations… the topic of our last post.  Have a quick read.  Now, here is an inspiring and real story of honor and grace via news from CBC yesterday.  The real story of Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is moving; on many levels.  First, I invite you to both read the article and experience the video.  And this from the Huffington Post. Then, I invite you to consider, for yourself, what virtues you witnessed and/or experienced in doing so.

Finally, and with elevated and deepened conversations in mind, start a conversation at school, work, family or community on what such virtues, consistently practiced, might do for leadership on campus, in companies, and throughout communities.  Converse on what these same virtues might do for leadership and governance… and how we might foster, encourage and advance same.  It is a practice exercise… but it is also an exercise in exploring the practice of character in a world that needs it.

Have this conversation with students, youth, colleagues, family… wherever.  This is the power of the Character Lens in action.  We need more conversations around character; conversations that will explore how we can live and advance our very best in the world.

This one’s for you Mauril Bélanger.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

PS

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and… you can join our free online STRONG SCHOOL Global, filled with over 30 short videos and exercises for personal and professional growth; offered in simple service.

Conversations that Strengthen

Here is a great post on the art of conversation.  Elevating and deepening conversation is an investment; with high returnsStrength

As I have noted in recent posts, the power of the Character Lens is noteworthy when we are looking for signs and manifestations of character in ourselves and others… at school, work, business, community, family and in life.  If character is the soil from which behaviour and actions grow, then being aware of and looking for signs of strengths enables us to draw out and encourage these strengths and their resulting behaviours.

Indeed, we may be talking of things of varying and differing interest, but the examination of the character of a message (it’s meaning) can provide a new sense of connection.  It is that realm of engagement; that shared geography of contentWe may not have the same stories, but we can find meaning shared.

We might be talking sports or music or world affairs and may, at first, find ourselves having seemingly different views.  Yet, we may discover perspectives and motivations that share some sense of agreed character.  We might be fans of different teams but for the same perspectives on character.  We may love two very different places for the same reasons of character.  Certainly, the explored character of our conversations can build some powerful bridges for any kind of team or relationship; when we go deeper.

With this in mind, over the coming weeks and months, we will continue looking at the Character Lens, particularly in terms of building more powerful experiences on campus, in companies and throughout communities.  We will explore ideas and examples around both the power of elevated and deepened conversations … and the capacity to focus on character in ourselves and others.  We will explore the 5 Strategies of the Virtues Project™ and their potential for doing so.  And, we will engage our own body of work in the process.

For now, I simply suggest having conversations this week with the post noted above in mind… with one addition.  Put on your Character Lens.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

PS

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and… you can join our free online STRONG SCHOOL Global, filled with over 30 short videos and exercises for personal and professional growth; offered in simple service.

Peyton’s Grace

Last week, Peyton Manning made it official.  After 18 years, he hung it up.  I invite you to watch his retirement address.  Whether you are a fan of NFL Football or Peyton Manning… or not… I invite you to watch.  Since that speech, many a commentator has weighed in on its content and delivery.

Two weeks back, I wrote of the Character Lens, in how we reflect on work and life.  I believe that lens to be a powerful way to view life… examining it for moments of strength from which to learn going forward.  When I personally watched and listened, here is what I heard in terms of strength of character expressed and/or appreciated by Peyton.

REVERENCE was a powerful theme as he addressed his motivation for mastery in the game he loved to play for so many years.  But, there was also… honor, respect, resilience, dignity, fortitude, forbearance, faith, perseverance, thankfulness, decisiveness, loyalty, caring, friendliness, zeal, humility, joyfulness, contentment, certitude, strength, compassion, flexibility, enthusiasm, gratitude, confidence, assertiveness, love, boldness, integrity, openness, determination, steadfastness, sacrifice and faithfulness.

I did not make this list as I was listening, nor did I count them up during.  But, afterwards, I reflected on what I saw, heard and experienced… at least 34 strengths of character!  The words were moving.  The stories, rich.  The emotions were palpable; and all from a player in a game all-to-often known simply for its force.

I am a football fan because I believe it to be a game, when played true, that is noble.  Whether you share that view or not is not my point.  My point is that these virtues are neither soft nor fluffy.  They are strengths, of character.  As we lead our classrooms, boardrooms, workplaces and communities… let us wear our character lens’ and let us understand that character is the soil from which capacity grows.  In so doing, we advance our work and our love for it.

belated congratulations Peyton… and thanks for reminding me again how vital character is in giving our best to that which we revere.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

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What’s It Gonna Be?

I wrote this last week, and shared it on my LINKEDIN real estate.  That being said, this still speaks to my real estate.  I hope that it speaks to you.

BLG Tooborder

Originally posted on LINKEDIN March 7, 2014.

Lying there today, in the CT Scan, I had an epiphany.  Indeed it was an epiphany revisited.  It’s first visit was my initial CT Scan on August 20, 2015.  At that time, I had made a point of going to Emergency to check out what I thought were the signs of the onset of Vertigo.  They were not.

At the time that day, a CT Scan was ordered and as I lay there in that process, my mind went to the question, “What if I only have 3 months?”  You see, I did not know what was going on, and all cards were on the table.  What if, indeed?

The news from that Scan was a brain bleed or TIA or mini stroke and 5 days in the hospital under observation.  My blood pressure was normal and blood work was good.  It was indeed a mystery.  From there, came months of not knowing… with 2 MRIs and a lot of consultation with specialists and medical professionals.  We could not figure on cause or even prognosis.

It has been a challenging time for someone who has prided myself on being independent and fully capable of “being there” for any and all around me.  These days, I have had to construct a new pace of grace.  I have remained active with doing our 5 minute videos once a week… and blogging daily.  But “active” is relative.  These days, it is minimal and I have learned to rely on my team and friends in ways that I have never done before.  It has been hard and humbling; both good for me.  It builds character.

The process has been humbling and challenging.  I miss teaching in the classroom and look forward to returning to that world May 1, 2016.  I miss being the active thunderstorm of energy and zeal.  It still is there but it needs to take a back seat and assume a more strategic pace of grace.  Rest is a priority.  Strategic use of energies is a necessity.

Why do I write of this?

Now engaging aspects of physio, nutrition and counseling amidst the tests, I have had time to think and reflect.  Still, as I returned from the CT Scan this day, the bus ahead of me had an ad that claimed in bold lettering, “Take Back Your Life“.  Now, there was a sign.  But, more importantly, it brought my thoughts back to 30 minutes earlier.  There I was, again in a CT Scan, with IV and dye coursing through me.  There I lay, still.  There I lay with only my thoughts.  And that thought returned.

What if I only have 90 days?

Only this time, it was a small boy… a cartoon from my youth.  It was powerful and resonant in the best of ways.  I know that I probably have more than 90 days and, God willing, much more.  Still, what if?  The answers that proceeded forth were reminiscent of the last time, but deeper.  More clear.  Much more clear.  Back then, the answer was “Then I will do everything I can to serve joyfully in my time remaining.”  That was my answer then.

This time, I saw ideas.  I saw the cartoons that I always promised myself to do, and the songs and performances for which I have dreamed and prayed.  I saw classrooms with a renewed zeal and creativity and engagement.  I saw teaching online, and blogging passionately.  I saw the millions of youth with whom I want to connect and serve.  They are the present building the future.  I want to be the 800 pound gorilla that marches with them to build the kind of world we all need.  I saw the communities and campuses and conscious companies with whom I both work and intend to work in building a better world.  I saw the work around nobility and character as an extension of youthful dreams and passions.  I saw the thunderstorm, again.  But it was a new thunder; one that understands that between the storms are periods of calm.  Then, I saw this prayer.  I saw this prayer that I have always loved, dedicated to my sister… with its reference to movement and stillness.

Yeah, in that moment, lying there today… I was still.  My mind was calm but it was flooding, with a beautiful and natural flow.  It felt right.

It confirmed my desire to document these next 90 days on my road back to health… and I am now calling it thunder road.  On that journey, I will be a student… and I will be interviewing various people and perspectives; around health… real and lasting health… sustaining and sustainable health.  I will be interviewing local wellness professionals and service providers; and maybe some not-so-local too.  I will be exploring.  And I will be joining the wonderful Stephanie Staples on her radio show at CJOB out of Winnipeg, with regular check ins on my progress over these next few months.

On this path, I will engage the 5 Strategies of The Virtues Project™ too because I wholeheartedly believe in their universal application.  I will consider those virtues that I most need to practice and strengthen and draw upon.  I will view my teachable moments from the Character Lens.  I will set my boundaries and honor my spirit, with character in mind.  And, I will be present with myself and others along the way.

I intend a journey of 90 days.  That being said, I intend the rest of my life to be journeys of 90 days.  I intend to have that proverbial fire in the belly fueled by the question “What if I only have 90 days?”

It is not morbid.  It is motivating.  It stands in the face of the presumption that I have time.  It feels no entitlement.  It accepts a powerful humility.

It is not about mortality, but my understanding of immortality.  My spirit will always be.  That is my faithSo will yours.  That is my faith.

That all being said, I invite you to join me… 90 days at a time.  These 90 days will focus on finding renewed strength, based on the application of character and behaviour and with the clear intention of finding both balance and power to serve the way I was intended.  Join me on this journey if you care and dare.

I will still be blogging on myriad topics relating to character and its application to youth, education, leadership and more.  Indeed, our renewed sense of purpose as documented on our site…

We fiercely and unapologetically believe in the nobility of the human race and help build strong and inspired cultures at school, work, family and community… where everyone counts and contributes.   

… it speaks to our collective need to do so… as a team.  We will still speak to and work for this.  But, this day, under that CT Scan… that little guy said a lot….

He spoke to me that all that I believe must needs be focused on a full return to optimal health in order to live the life of service that I most deeply crave.  The work awaits a new found balance.

Whether you join me on this aspect of the blogging journey or not (we will be blogging on other topics), I do indeed wish you the best 90 days of your life, over and over again.

Oh, and to you… what’s it gonna be for you, these next 90 days?

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

PS

While driving behind that bus this afternoon, this song by Shinedown was playing… in some ways, kind of appropriate.  🙂

and then, given the Thunder Road… :-))

PPS

A somewhat connected and related gift of message

 

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Make It So

I invite you to read this post from Paul Kearley, someone I admire greatly.  It is a great read.  It centers on the idea of ideas.  As you read the post, and with the Character Lens in mind, reflect and decide upon which strengths of character advance the kind of will of action necessary to turn ideas into reality.

Mine this list of 101.  Find those necessary to sustain the drive.  Narrow it down to 3 that you simply must practice consistently.  This is the strategic use of that character lens and character is the soil from which behaviours and actions arise.  So, find your three… sharpen them… and go after it.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

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