This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2004 ISSN # 1545-8873
“To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal …
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance …
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to reap and a time to sow;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
“What is remembered in all our work is what is still alive in the hearts and minds of others.” — David Whyte
“Grief is the obverse of happiness. They are two sides of a single coin, and only the vulnerable know either.” — Irving Townsend
Let’s face it: we don’t do well with loss – whether disaster, demise or death. The easiest thing is to turn away from it. Or to do the safe thing – send flowers, a card, donate, fly the flag at half mast. Three days of consolation and bereavement, then back on the job. Leaders are missing an important opportunity to coalesce their community. Meaningful rituals create collective remembrance, and allow healing to take place. Unless comings and goings are marked with ceremony, organizations will become fragmented and empty. People will not be able to latch on or let go, haunted by departed ghosts and fearful of what will happen next. Help people move on.
Understand there is no fixed time in which the bereavement process is to be over. Unprocessed grief has been known to be passed down 2 to 12 generations. Depression of a person, a business, an economy often brings into clear light what is valuable. Help people notice this.
What is grief and how to help: Counseling Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Coping with loss, bereavement, and grief: Mental Health America.
Help employees cope with loss: Grief and Loss.
Grief support: poems, articles, memoirs: Grief Loss and Recovery.
Books are linked to Amazon.com descriptions.
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