Starting With Ourselves – As Way Opens: Our Spiritual, Creative and Self-Awareness Practices Co-Facilitator: Dr. Mary Finney Ohio University 19 Elmwood Place Athens, Ohio, USA 740-590-9553, [email protected] Co-Facilitator: Dr. Ilma Barros Pose Fowler Center for Sustainable Value Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio USA 513-469-0711 [email protected] Serving others, helping support spirituality and creativity in organizations, must start with recommitting to this work within ourselves. Bill O’Brien, former CEO of Hanover Insurance, said “the success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener”. Going inward can water the spiritual roots of creativity and courage. It supports the individual, high quality relationships and collective growth. Too often this nourishment is missing. Starting with ourselves reignites our teachable spirit. New organizational and leadership research offers insight into why this nourishment is essential for flourishing. Diving deep allows us to support others in doing the same. Personal and professional practices that connect spirituality, holistic appreciative and aesthetic inquiry offer rich insights into the work we can do out in the world to make a real difference in organizations, education/training and research.
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