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Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Hide and Seek

By: on December 1, 2021

Robert Keagan and Lisa Lahey’s An Everyone Culture takes a look into the collective return on investment when a company becomes a DDO, Deliberately Developmental Organization, that empowers their employees at all levels to approach their roles in an authentic manner. At the root, Keagan and Lahey discuss how the ‘hiding’ an employee has to…

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A Genuine Win/Win Scenario

By: on December 1, 2021

“Now Hiring: Part-time workers for full-time pay.” An offer like that sounds too good to be true. In An Everyone Culture, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey state that part-time/full-time reality exists within most organizations. Great amounts of human resources get wasted by employees hiding their weaknesses and managing their images, playing office politics,…

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Flourishing Ain’t Just Sitting Around a Campfire

By: on December 1, 2021

An Everyone Culture is a book about the development of people. Incorporating leadership, business, and psychology principles, authors Dr. Robert Kegan and Dr. Lisa Lahey address the importance of developing people to develop businesses. The two principles can coincide and certainly are not mutually exclusive. In fact, People Development + Business Development = the Good…

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A strong sense of oneself is the key to effective leadership

By: on November 28, 2021

In our culture today, its not uncommon for any person who is self-focused to be labeled as prideful or on the extreme as narcissistic. Its not uncommon for people that have a strong personality and who exude confidence to be dismissed as narcissistic. I will dare wade into mucky waters of political controversy by referring…

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Insignificant, yet part of something extraordinary.

By: on November 26, 2021

Watching Louie Giglio’s movie Indescribable, makes one realize how small and insignificant the human being is and one cannot help but worship God and revere Him for His greatness.[1]  As small and insignificant as we are, The Indescribable God, treasures us and He can use us to do great things. We are part of God’s…

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Diving into God’s happiness, peace, and tranquility~

By: on November 19, 2021

How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency is a collection of essays written by Akiko Busch. Akiko Busch has been writing about culture, remote places in the world, and design for over two decades as a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine and a faculty of the School of Visual Arts in…

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A New Mode of Community

By: on November 18, 2021

How to Disappear by Akiko Busch provides a manual of sorts for the reader, walking into how to embrace a life that is less outwardly seen and more inwardly at peace. Using personal experiences of how embracing nature and a less digitized world has impacted her life in various avenues, Busch advocates for less engagement…

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Don’t Drown in the Digital Sea

By: on November 18, 2021

I am drowning in a digital sea I am slipping beneath the sound Here my voice goes to ones and zeros I’m slipping beneath the sound The above chorus from the song “Digital Sea” by Thrice expresses the concern of Akiko Busch’s How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a time of Transparency. Busch strikes a…

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Invisibility, Leadership and Love

By: on November 18, 2021

How to Disappear is a practical book that draws significantly from the author’s personal observations of nature to suggest several values and ways to being inconspicuous in a time when many seek undue self-promotion. Yet it is also philosophical, building upon the work of Edmund Burke, D.W. Winnicott and other important psychologists and philosophers. Akiko…

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What’s Really Real?

By: on November 18, 2021

In my jet-lagged state of being tired but unable to sleep or focus on anything more substantive, I have watched a few movies. Two, serendipitously, have resonated with the themes explored by Akiko Busch in her book, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency. In The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021),…

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Leave the World Behind and Find Your Life Waiting For You

By: on November 18, 2021

In Akiko Busch’s book, “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency,” a step back is taken from the interconnected world and the ubiquitous feeling of the need to see and be seen in our online culture. Busch emphasizes in eleven chapters (which function more as eleven stand-alone essays), the importance of…

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I Do Not Need 200 Suckers

By: on November 18, 2021

“I feel trapped!”  This was the only response I could muster amid a panic attack I had at 11,200 feet in the San Juan National Forest. It was two weeks in the making, that panic attack. I was one of nine students participating in a seminary class entitled An Adventure in Wilderness and Spirituality. Adventures…

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Taking Selfies

By: on November 18, 2021

Just in case you needed to know, here is a fun fact: 93 million selfies are posted per day. [1]  Since that report is coming from Google, specifically on data from Android devices, it merely reconfirms that big tech is watching us. What is our obsession with being seen? What motivates 93 million self-portraits to be posted…

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Notes On Notes On Invisibility

By: on November 17, 2021

The French social scientist, Roger Caillois once wrote that civilizations have existed without ploughs, wheels or leavers, but never without masks. [1] Akiko Busch’s memoir, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency, weaves together images, metaphors and analogies, which leave the reader convinced of the need to seek invisibility in an increasingly…

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Anonymity, the New Celebrity

By: on November 17, 2021

How to Disappear is a memoir written by author Akiko Busch. Taking the reader down an exciting journey, the author utilizes images in nature to challenge the concept of identity. In a time of social media and self-marketing, modern culture leads us to believe that to be seen is to be known, and in being…

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Mythology as a Tool for Understanding Culture.

By: on November 14, 2021

One of the greatest mistakes quoted in missions, is cases of missionaries assuming that they can impose their ideas in a cross-cultural context, understanding the culture is key to working in a new culture. Joseph Campbell is a literature scholar and professor of mythology whose works reflect more of comparative mythology. His book, ‘The Hero…

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Call and the Hero’s Journey

By: on November 12, 2021

Every hero receives a call, an urging into action. Joseph Campbell describes it as “The Call to Adventure” in his heroic epic Hero with a Thousand Faces.[1] A specialty under the Philosophy, Psychology, Religion umbrella, Hero is classified as Comparative Mythology with a Philosophical Literature orientation. Campbell masterfully explores cultures from both the Occident and…

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Heros from Every Culture

By: on November 11, 2021

The Hero with a Thousand Faces is a classic that integrates mythology with psychology and philosophy to discuss heroism. Building on the remarkable contributions of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and other respected psychologists, Campbell argues that “ by entering and transforming the personal psyche, the surrounding culture, the life of the family, one’s relational work,…

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