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The following are knowledge discovery / creation questions that you might like to apply to yourself.
Submitted by storytelling on 5 June 2009 - 1:01pm. categories [ ]
We are told that the word umuntu (plural abantu) spiritually means those who emerged from the reed in an ancient marsh.
The process of emerging is described as ukudabuka i.e. to forcefully tear a covering and emerge. From this we learn that from a Zulu point of view the process of human creation of first human existence entailed a period of gestation in the pre-world because it was when the first humans were sufficiently well developed that their physical womb was torn down and their emerged into the world. As in human birth, the umbilical detaches and the amniotic sac bursts open and the child emerges into the world.
It is important to realize that the reed should not be literally seen as the substance that encased the first humans. The reed should be understood in terms of its biological qualities as a hollow plant shoot, and the combination of water and earth for its existence, which three are necessary for life to thrive.
Submitted by Qhakijane on 21 May 2009 - 2:03pm. categories [ ]
A compelling, powerful vision can help you succeed, become more satisfied with your life, and get the most out of your personal & working relationships. Many experts on leadership emphasize how vital it is for you to craft your own personal vision. Warren Bennis, Stephen Covey, Peter Senge, and others point out that a powerful vision can help you succeed. It can also propel and inspire those around you to reach their own dreams. And remember, if you don't create your own vision, others will plan and direct your life for you.
Submitted by storytelling on 19 May 2009 - 1:17pm. categories [ ]
Vision and Mission statements are your guiding principles. They say what you intend to accomplish and create. They are principles you can measure your progress against.
Vision is the art of seeing that which is invisible, a picture of something that does not yet exist. Organisations and people need vision, they need to understand:
Submitted by storytelling on 19 May 2009 - 1:06pm. categories [ ]
We oftentimes tend to focus on the latest technologies and Gizmos but all too often the person behind the technology - you - is overlooked. It seems that while the education system is reasonably good at telling you about the world around you, it is not terribly effective about teaching you about yourself and what happens in your brain/mind/body/nervous system. Therefore, I believe that a study of thinking skills should form part of each PKM practitioner's personal growth plan.
I have taught thinking skills to a variety of audiences over the years ranging from school children to engineers and boards of directors in listed companies through our thoughtformz thinking skills project - the course outline includes:
Submitted by storytelling on 30 April 2009 - 8:38am. categories [ ]