Published in Books and Articles on April 24, 2011
” What Can You Do?
Life beyond the Industrial Age is not only about our relationships with the earth, with one another, and with other species. It is also about our relationship with ourselves, what it means to be human. It’s not just about the kind of world we are trying to create, but about a deeper understanding of who we are in it, both in the present and in the future. You do not have to be president or CEO of anything. Per Carstedt is a car dealer. Neither Suzanne Apple nor Dan Vermeer sit at the tops of their organizations. What these people and countless others share is a conviction that change is not an option and that their organization, and they, have an important contribution to make. All great journeys begin with small steps. At this crucial time, how can you act effectively in your unique situation—here and now—to create a more sustainable future in your organizational context, be it a school, a large or small business, or a community organization? Millions are already redesigning the future by becoming engaged in challenging the Industrial Age mores that are propelling us to the brink of natural calamity. Ask yourself “what’s truly important to me?” Take stock of your role and points of influence. Build a small core team of inspired partners. Start now. The future is awaiting our choices.
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