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Similarities of 'education,' 'strategic planning,' 'self-forgiveness'

Edgar Morin's "complex lessons in education" and Gergen and Vanourek's rules for strategic planning have some overlap. Combining them yields something like this:

  • Test our assumptions / Detect error and illusion
  • Master the context / Grasp principles of pertinent knowledge
  • Confront uncertainties
  • - Craft experiments
    - Mitigate risk
  • Identify the required resources / Remain focused and flexible
  • Understand each other / Teach the human condition, earth identity, and ethics

From a coaching perspective, Jennifer-Crystal Johnson advises these steps for self-forgiveness. Awareness of "context" and "responsibility" is once again relevant, but here, the emphasis is less on building upon or exploiting that information and more about feeling the situation and knowing when to let the feelings go. There is value in being aware of thoughts that do not need to be had and actions that do not need to be taken.

  • Begin with calm and peace
  • Remember your positive traits
  • See the context
  • Pay close attention to the area of greatest pain
  • Take responsibility for what is yours and acknowledge what you aren't responsible for
  • Learn what you need, then let it go

Sources

Edgar Morin's video. Material is also presented by Brigette Tasha Hyacinth. The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. MBA Caribbean Organisation, 2017.

Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek. Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Jennifer-Crystal Johnson for Executive Coaching University

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