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In the Power of Presence

By Tony V. Zampella, designer of learning programs

Presence is the possibility of being open and available in each moment. Such openness brings to each moment our whole being: our body and its senses; our mind, perceptions and attitudes; and our intentions and aspiration. We are clear in ways that allow things to bestow themselves on us.

The presence of life exists for us all the time. Strolling through a bookstore, I can pick up a new book, and stumble by chance on other titles that move me and provoke ideas. As we move more of our lives online, we may lose DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2020-08-16T22:29:02-04:00June 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Our Worn-out Worldview (part 2)

By Tony V. Zampella, CEO and Designer at Bhavana Learning Group

Our story of leadership is a story conceived generations ago steeped in American “rugged (male) individualism” that informs the styles, content, and processes of our leadership philosophy.

Last post I explored a piece written by New York Times columnist, David Brooks, who examined our national story – as the rugged individual, coming from rags to riches – conceding that …

“We’ll probably need a new definition of masculinity. … many groups … have lost an empire but not yet found a role. Men DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2020-08-15T18:38:00-04:00May 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Our Worn-out Worldview (part 1)

By Tony V. Zampella, CEO and Designer at Bhavana Learning Group

This last week political and social commentator, David Brooks, leveraged our presidential campaign to explore some of our deeper social problems. The ideas deserve the deliberation of a couple of posts. In this post, I will explore our “national story” or identity, and next week I will explore how our worldview informs our leadership.

Brooks, who has connected discoveries in neuroscience with social policy, perhaps unwittingly, is confronting our fundamental Western identity. He invites scrutiny of our national story – the rugged individual, coming from rags to DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2020-08-15T18:40:21-04:00May 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments