Margot Cairnes Blog

Dec

23

2011

Why love isn’t the revolution

In the preview for the new documentary “Occupy Wall St – The Revolution is love”,  Eisenstein  author of “Sacred Economics” suggests that if the 99{4db85cf3f2d17db004754f7348203bacbe7804d0c9f206eb67a49c242c149d5e} violently topple the dominant 1{4db85cf3f2d17db004754f7348203bacbe7804d0c9f206eb67a49c242c149d5e} the 99{4db85cf3f2d17db004754f7348203bacbe7804d0c9f206eb67a49c242c149d5e} will simply create a new 1{4db85cf3f2d17db004754f7348203bacbe7804d0c9f206eb67a49c242c149d5e}.  (We can see this in Russia where the fall of one authoritarian regime was simply replaced by another).  Eisenstein’s hope is that love will find a way…

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Dec

18

2011

Use the tough times to lift your game

I am always surprised when I meet leaders who want to get results without rocking the boat. They don’t want to upset anybody. Such leaders often provide excuses like a desire for harmony, fairness and team spirit to avoid asking people to do what they need to do which includes stretching emotionally, intellectually and in their performance. However, slightly deeper investigation usually shows that the real reason…

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