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Mindfulness & The Mindful Leader
Mindfulness is being present to oneself. Leading oneself is the Odyssey. Mindful Leadership is about: Being, Thinking, Doing & Not Doing.
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Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story

Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story | Mindfulness & The Mindful Leader | Scoop.it
John Sutter says all of us are geared to help, and the responses to the Boston bombings show that.

Via Karen Dietz
ozziegontang's insight:

We are herd/pack animals who call ourselves human beings or social animals.  The helpers are people who revert back to their instinct to help a fellow man.  Often at peril to their own lives. Often sacrificing their own life to save another.  When you look at the derivation of "sacrifice" it is made up of two Latin words "sacra" and "facio"  that is "to make holy."

Bombshel says it beautifully. This is how I shared the Power of One back in 2010 about a dear friend, Rauni Prittinen King who is the co-founder with Dr. Mimi Guarneri of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

The Power of One united is a force  that reunites body/mind/spirit back into the basics of being: human. 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:04 AM

 Life is just that simple isn't it, thanks Karen for sharing this story.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:32 AM

"Look for the helpers . . . "

Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 1:42 PM
I appreciate all of your comments and am delighted that you connected to the forgotten key message of the story :)
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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | Mindfulness & The Mindful Leader | Scoop.it
The first master of the art believed in ethos, pathos, and logos.

Via Karen Dietz
ozziegontang's insight:

This is what I shared:


Enjoyed reading your article. 


Wanted to share a quote from my mentor,  Lee Thayer.  In the opening chapter of his book “Communication!: A Radically new Approach to Life’s Most Perplexing Problem” he shared:-----


 “…what “communicates” is the interpretation that someone makes of a happening, a situation, an image, or an utterance. A person may be listening to you. But what that person is hearing is not what you said, but her own interpretation of what you may (or may not) have said. All of the actual consequences of any communication encounter flow from the interpretations that people make of things. That may or may not be what was intended. But the power player in any communication situation is the “receiver,” not the “sender.”-----


“…Never mistake your interpretation for reality. Just know that you have to live with the consequences of how you, and others, interpret things.   What “communicates’” is whatever a person pays attention to and however she interprets it. You do not control her interpretations, nor does she control yours. That’s how the process works. If you have a different conception of the process, you may want to consider this one. It has far fewer bumps in the road, fewer problems.”-----



The 9 or 10 books Lee’s written in the past  5 or 6 years contain the seminal ideas he’s been sharing on Communication, Leadership and  high performance organizations for the past 45 years.  And most people have never heard of him.

Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 18, 2013 1:19 PM

Aristotle and his criteria for effective storytelling still rock after all these years!

This article is a great re-cap of ethos, pathos, and logos. Miss any one of these and you are toast.

The author Scott Edinger's explainations of these are very clear and concise. Pay attention to these 3 elements and for sure you will be a better communicator and storyteller.

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Karen Dietz's comment, January 21, 2013 1:08 PM
Wonderful comments Ozzie and I agree completely. When I teach MBA students in business communication the entire class is an experience of this. We are always in a state of conveying and refining meaning and living with the interpretations of others. We can experience alignment in meaning, but it takes work. It can be especially difficult when interpretations remain different despite all our efforts. In the end, I think effective communication is the best self-development tool we have around!