Stampeding Elephants

Stampeding Elephants

Imagine that you’re taking a walk along a path outside. As you round a bend, you see an elephant. Before you have a chance to think, his ears go up, his head drops, and he starts to charge straight at you. What do you do? What would you do if you were in the...
Living Systems and High-Impact Listening

Living Systems and High-Impact Listening

Today’s post was originally published here on September 28, 2015.  Everyone who has been through PILOT/LEAD 365 has spent time in jail—the Ottawa County jail—as a setting to learn about living systems. A living system is any group of people who spend time together and...
Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

I was a kid when The NeverEnding Story came out. Have you seen it? I remember renting it over and over back when Meijer had movie rentals. There is a scene in the movie where the hero, Atreyu, and his horse are making their way through the Swamp of Sorrows. The swamp...