Leadership and Money

By Tracy Theemes, who will be presenting Money Mindfulness at Hollyhock in August 2017.

I recently spoke to a group of mid-career female professionals about leadership, power and money.

This group was knowledgeable, courageous and focused. Talking about leadership was easy – we revere it, fund organizations dedicated to it, write books about it. It’s the holy grail of discussion topics. When we discuss leadership, good and evil, morality and values, everyone puts on their happy face.

But when we got into the areas of power and money, things got tense.

I asked them this question: “If you had unlimited power, what would you do with it? Take a few minutes and write down your ideas”…

They began to twitch. Half of this group, for instance, dismissed the idea out of hand, saying, essentially, no thanks. The notion of power had them running for the hills. Other answers were general in scope. I’d abolish world hunger. I’d eliminate fossil fuel use. I’d educate every person in the world.

There is often a disconnect between leadership, power and money, but if you have unlimited power, you can access money. All resources are available to you.

So, then I posed the question, “If you had unlimited money, what would you do?”

The answers ranged from looking after friends and family to buying a planet. These are not so much real objectives as they are dreams, hopes and to a large degree, fantasies.

With this experiment, three things became apparent:

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Maamwii Mno ki ‘ang – “Together on this Land”

By Kim Haxton (Potowatomi), who will be co-presenting IndigenEYEZ Leadership Essentials at Hollyhock in July 2017.

Canada is a newcomer as a Nation as compared to the many First Nations from across Canada that have thousand of years in sovereign Nationhood.  The Haida with 17000 years and Sylix/Okanagan 8,000 years had the time to understand how to live well upon the land. This is time for Canada to learn, mature and fulfill its potential as a nation by taking the opportunity to learn from the indigenous ways of seeing and being that have been formed through hundreds of generations of living with the land in a good way, thereby being able to cultivate an appropriate Nation to Nation relationship.

However it must also be acknowledged that the ability of First Nations to share their cultural wisdom has been severely diminished through the effect of colonization and cultural genocide that impacted health of individuals, families, and communities, by separating them from the land and their cultural heritage vis a vis residential schooling and inadequate funding of critical services.

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Leadership in the Clean Money Revolution

By Joel Solomon who will be presenting Accelerate Your Enterprise at Hollyhock June 2017.

The key to success in life is an “examined self”. That means gaining an understanding of what makes us who we are,and exploring elements of uncertainty, doubt, over-confidence, anxiety,  and our emotional make up. This work is lifelong.

Hollyhock gave me the doorway to begin this journey in a more intentional way. “What makes me who I am?” “What do I believe about spirituality?” “Why do I react to others the way I do?” “What are my emotional secrets?” “What is honesty?”

It’s incumbent on each of us to find our own pathway. Below is an excerpt from my newly released book,  Clean Money Revolution:

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Rachelle Lamb – Bringing Consciousness into Language (Podcast)

Non-violent Communication Trainer and coach, Rachelle Lamb reflects on the ways language reveals deeply embedded beliefs and how an emotionally-intelligent language can shift perspectives and create new ways of relating to ourselves, to others, and to the natural world. This is a thoughtful and poignant interview about the possibilities that arise when we shed conflictual ways of relating and communicating and shift into a new language paradigm.

Rachelle will be presenting Non-Violent Communication at Hollyhock on May 14-19, 2017.

 

Introducing Hollyhock Talks 2017: A Podcast Series

Hollyhock is thrilled to launch it’s second podcast series- Hollyhock Talks 2017 featuring Hollyhock illuminaries passionately committed to positive change.

“It is an honor and pleasure to connect with such incredible teachers, activists, dreamers, and storytellers. My hope is that the podcast series will inspire listeners to envision a positive future and commit to the practices, skills, and steps necessary to realize that vision,” says podcast producer Farah Nazarali.

Hollyhock Talks features interviews with a variety of our upcoming presenters on the subject of climate psychology, money, leadership, relationships, and more to offer listeners creative ways to transform themselves, their relationships and their communities. Be sure to bookmark this page, subscribe to our soundcloud page and share with your friends.

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Our learning centres are located on Cortes Island and Vancouver, BC.