Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:00:00 PST
For me the process of finding my voice and speaking up has required a combination of insight, courage, humility, and compassion.
Insight: I remember one day Foster came in the room really flustered and said, “How do I tell people their hair is on fire without freaking them out?!?” My reply was: “First you say, look at this great bowl of water you have right here, and by the way, your hair is on fire.” We actually used that as the template for how to tell the story of THRIVE and for our conversations now. People need to know that there is something we can do – and are doing – about the dangerous consolidation of power in order to be open to the information and to be leveraged in their solutions. I believe each of us takes in information in direct proportion to how empowered we feel to respond effectively to it.