“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"The more we study the major problems of our time, the more we come to realize that they cannot be understood in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are interconnected and interdependent”
- Fritjof Capra, Ph.D Physicist
This short - The Man Who Planted Trees - is a story by Jean Giono, written for Reader’s Digest in 1953 on the theme ‘ the most exceptional person I have met’. The author recounts the journey of Elzeard Bouffier, a solitary shepherd who gave life back to an abandoned desert region by simply planting trees in the foothills of the Alps in Provence, France.
This story even though fictional inspired many ‘regeneration efforts’ across the world. By doing the work to deepen our own self-mastery and mindfulness at the Individual level and providing cultural transformation skills at the Organizational level we are able to unleash partnership potential at the Community level ... and it is THIS that leads to Systemic Success!
Geometries of Progress
Fulfilling Partnership Potential