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Alignment: Arranged in line for proper coordination, as the wheels of a car.

All Levels Of Being: The body (physical), the mind (mental), the heart (emotional), the soul (spiritual or transcendental).

Anthropic Principle: The way we think about how the universe is constructed depends upon whether or not we think humanity is the only sentient species.

Archetypal Learning Process: We learn through a three-step process that can be found wherever we search.

Being (see also Doing and Having): Experience being in this moment. One of the skills of Collaborative Leading.

Becoming: The stage on the journey when we learn because results do not meet expectations.

Believing: A belief is a generalisation about how a cause, an effect and a value are related in our mind. We can learn new supportive beliefs. One of the skills of Collaborative Leading.

Collaborating (WeQ): One of the skills of Collaborative Leading. How to effectively harness the power of the communal mind.

Collaboration: Webster’s New World Dictionary defines both collaboration and cooperation “as working together”. We distinguish between these two words in a specific way. Collaboration involves proactive understanding and use of the systems, structures, and processes required to work together effectively over time. Cooperation is working together in the moment without understanding why or how it happens.

Collaborative Leading: A way of learning and working together that involves all of our levels of being – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – in a shared search for meaning in order to better manage the complex issues of our time. Collaborative Leading is a process that leverages people, time, and ideas to discover solutions to complex challenges. It is a way of consciously relating that brings out the best in ourselves and others.

Collaborative Leadership: The body of knowledge about the skills of Collaborative Leading.

Collaborative Process: The process followed by Collaborative Leaders, as described in How to Lead and Still Have a Life.

Collaborative Skills: The seven critical success factors required for Collaborative Leading. See Being, Collaborating (WeQ), Future-Scaping, Becoming, Believing, Manifesting, Connecting. The skills are found in the domain of the implicate order (transcendental), the domain of enduring change (deep learning) and the domain of action (organisational architecture) as described by Peter Senge in The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook.

Communal Mind: Each individual needs a mind to integrate behaviour, and so does a collaborative community. We develop communal minds as we evolve consciously.

Complex Systems: A system that cannot be understood and managed analytically. The Collaborative Leadership process works well with complex systems.

Connecting: This is the realm of the implicate order, and perhaps it is where the communal mind exists. One of the skills of Collaborative Leading.

Connective Leadership: A way of leading described by Jean Lipmann-Blumen that is similar to, yet different from, Collaborative Leadership.

Conscious Evolution: The next stage in the evolution of humanity, as described by Barbara Marx Hubbard.

Cooperation: Working together in the moment without understanding why or how it happens. See Collaboration.

Coopetition: A word invented by Adam Brandenburger and Barry Nalebuff to include cooperation and competition.

Creating: One of the skills of Collaborative Leading. Creating is a bridge between the domain of the implicate order and every day reality.

Creative Visualization: A way of helping what we imagine become real. Not necessarily associated with actually seeing something. See the book by Shakti Gawain.

Critical Success Factor: Necessary for something to work

Designing the Future: One of the skills of Collaborative Leading. A process for helping possibilities become realities.

Developmental Organisation: An organisation structured so that it undergoes deep learning and develops, as opposed to an organisation that goes through superficial changes, and stays essentially the same.

Dharma: Our purpose in life.

Doing (see also Being and Having): The state that many people are caught up in. Like hamsters on a wheel, we keep ourselves busy, yet everything stays the same.

Emergence: A concept described by John Holland. How simple components can interact to generate infinite possibilities, as in a chess game.

Emotion: An essential component of our being that businesses and individuals ignore at their peril.

Essence: Behind form lies essence. Work on the essence and the right form will emerge. See Creating Money by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer.

Expectancy: Is a positive attitude of being open to outcomes rather than trying to control them.

Extravert: Described by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a person whose attention is focused outside of themselves.

Facilitator: The person who designs and manages the process in a business meeting or seminar. The leader and participants focus on the content of the meeting.

Flowchart: A graphical representation of the action steps performed to produce an output which may be a physical product, service, or information.

Future-scaping: A way of designing our future. Like landscaping, it turns possibilities into realities and makes a lasting difference.

Future Search: A method of designing the future developed and described by Marvin Weisbord.

Golden Innovation: Criteria for innovation developed by Eleanor and Mark Donohue and described by Barbara Marx Hubbard in Conscious Evolution.

Ground Rules: Guidelines for conduct during a meeting.

Having (See also Being and Doing): A source of motivation i.e. people are motivated by what they want to have.

Higher Laws: The laws of cause and effect govern the realm of action, but the higher laws exist in the realms of the implicate order, and we must seek to understand them also.

Higher Self: That part of our being which is wise and all knowing, and which mediates between our every day consciousness and the soul plane.

Holarchy: The natural hierarchical arrangement of holons as described by Ken Wilber and Arthur Koestler. See also http://www.worldtrans.org/essay/holarchies.html

Holographic Universe: The whole is present in every part, as described by Michael Talbot.

Holon: A Holon is a part of the universe which is complete and consistent in itself, but is also a necessary integral part of a greater system which encompasses it. For example, an Atom is a holon. Atoms are complete in themselves. Atoms however can join together to form molecules. Molecules are made of atoms. Molecules encompass atoms. Molecules are more complex than atoms. Molecules can be organised into a basic living cell. Cells are holons which can form a body organ. Body organs can form a complete being...etc

Homeostasis: Maintenance of stability by coordinated responses that automatically compensate for environmental changes. A structure that is designed to keep things the same.

Implicate Order: As defined by David Bohm the implicate order is the underlying causal order—the deeper realm—that shapes not only the patterns of mind and of matter but the patterns that connect them. Bohm suggests that the implicate order surrounds and interpenetrates the seemingly indeterminate, random domain of quantum events and directs the processes as they unfold.

Infrastructure for Collaboration: Before a new technology (such as the car) can be widely used, new infrastructures (roads, service stations, fuel supplies) have to be deployed. Before collaboration can happen, the infrastructure has to be put in place.

Introvert: Described by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a person whose attention is focused on their inner world.

Intuition: An essential component of our being that businesses and people ignore at their peril.

Karma: The law of cause and effect applied to the lessons we learn in our lives.

Kinesthesia: Sensing what one is experiencing by focusing awareness internally on one’s body position, movement, and feeling.

LAB Profile: Language and Behaviour Profile - developed by Rodger Bailey and further described by Shelle Rose Charvet.

Life Purpose: Something we all have, even if we are not yet aware of it! - Something significant yet to be accomplished.

Manifesting: If we believe in the strong anthropic principle, that there are other benevolent sentient beings in the universe, then we do not have to create on our own, we receive help in manifesting a sustainable future.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: A method of describing people in types based on factors such as introversion and extraversion, intuition, sensing, perceiving, judging, thinking, and feeling.

Mental Model: The way we think about the world. It includes emotional and intuitive insights, and is not restricted to analytical understanding.

Metalaw: Another word for higher law.

Natural Agenda: Follow the natural agenda to align and mobilise the energy of the group.

New Science And Medicine: Originating after the industrial era, they are based on beliefs that are post-Darwin and post-Einstein.

Noetic: Direct knowing, inner knowledge. See The Institute of Noetic Sciences

Panacea: One cure for all ills.

Paradigm: A widely held framework of thinking that is not easy to transcend even in the face of compelling evidence (for example, believing the earth is flat).

Proactive: Anticipating what will happen and taking appropriate action.

Procedure: A specific description of how work is done based on a process map.

Process: The sequence of steps by which an input is transformed into an output.

Responsibility Chart: A way of showing how the work to be done is assigned to specific people.

Ritual: “Is any action we do with intent to keep the channel open” (Christina Baldwin, Calling the Circle). How we remind ourselves that we are connected to the universal wisdom, and remember we can follow the footsteps of those who have gone before.

Scenario Process: Described by Peter Schwartz as a way of planning and learning.

Seven-step Process: A more detailed form of the natural agenda.

Shared Mental Model: When people in the group understand information in the same way.

StressMap®: A comprehensive lifestyle assessment and action planning guide from Essi Systems.

Subpersonality: A part of us that is helping us achieve our goals. It may be carrying out instructions from far in our past. We can contact it lovingly and help it to learn how to help in a way that is appropriate for our current life situation.

Synergy: The emergence of greater capacity from the operation of cooperating parts, which is the way that nature works.

Three-step Process: The natural agenda.

WeQ: How we measure the capabilities of the communal mind. The intelligence of an individual is their IQ. The capability of a group of people is their "WeQ®"