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FOCUS: Layers
Disciplines: Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, Systems Thinking

"A grownup is a child with layers on." Woody Harrelson

THOUGHTS:

I found myself thinking about layers as I painted the shutters on our house last week. I was painting them blue-grey, softer than the old gunmetal grey. And suddenly, in one well-scraped place, I saw red! They had once been red. It changed everything. Our little cottage by the river, with red shutters. I laughed outloud and began to think of other layers.

--> Layers of the earth - What happens when a layer moves? Earthquake, tsunami?
--> Layers of straw and leaves on the garden for the winter. New growth poking up through the layers.
--> Layers of clothing. Glad to be done with them now that spring is here.
--> Layers of history - as individuals, as families, as a culture. "You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth," said Charles Johnson.
--> Layers of feelings
--> Layers of eggplant casserole
--> Layers of meaning
--> Layers of a personality - can you get past the surface to see the deeper layers?
--> Layers of eggs are chickens (just checking on you)
--> Layers of systems - me, my family, my friends, my clients, my church, my YMCA, my community, my state, my country, my world!

COACHING TIPS:

1. Take a few minutes to contemplate the layers in your life. Don't try to change anything. Just marvel at the richness!
2. Be aware of layers this week - noticing them everywhere.

INVITATION:

No telegathering this month because I will be traveling. But I would love to hear your musings on layers. Please e-mail them to me. Reach me: 1-888-907-HOPE (4673)or e-mail sharon@hopellc.com. I am a personal and executive coach.

Each month FRESH VIEWS focuses on a single topic, relates it to one of the five disciplines of a learning community, and offers a coaching tip and a follow-up telegathering. Please forward it to friends and colleagues. My purpose in writing FRESH VIEWS is to nurture, prod and encourage readers to think and talk about these topics with their families, friends and colleagues. Mine is only one view. Multiple conversations may deliver us to insights only hinted at here. Such a process sustains the vitality of learning relationships, learning families, learning organizations and learning communities.


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