Living Inspiration: A Text/Workbook for Applied Ethics, Public Speaking, Human Relations and Creative Good

Author(s): Nancy Erbe

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2021

Pages: 148


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CHAPTER 1 Self Advocacy for Opportunities
Preparing to Introduce Yourself in Class and Setting Some Goals/Commitments for Class
Sample Goals With Possible Commitments
Seeking Yourself and Exploring the Mysteries of This Life How Do You Define Your Life’s Meaning or Purpose? Soul/Heart Listening
What Do You Stand For? Inspire (How Do Others—From Around the World—See and Experience You)? What Matters Most: What Do You Stand for in the Face of Pressure, Difference, and Challenge?
Self-Growth and Creative Disciplines: Daily Communion and Meditation
Inner Conflict/Dissonance, Discomfort, and Growth
Interfaith Intrapersonal Prayer to Connect and Grow Inner Wisdom and Peace
Soul Art
Yoga and Positive Thinking as Prayer

Intuitive Expressive Arts: Dancing to Connect and Express Visioning Possibilities and Dreams
The Lifelong Process of Individuation and Authenticity: Meditation
Synchronicity and Conscious Contact: Surrender to Higher Guidance/Selfless Service
Empowerment: Option Generation, Exploration
Reality Check: Evaluate Options in Real World—Try on New Personas to Build Confidence in Being Different Than the Crowd/Norms, Discover Passions, and Learn What Truly Fits
Positive Framing: Cannot Identify Opportunities If Do Not See Possibility and Potential

CHAPTER 2 Integrity: Awareness and Applied Ethics
Johari Window Public and Private Known Selves
Mindfulness: Self-Observation and Witnessing Triggers of Conflict
Stress and Excellent Self-Care Grieving and Loss
Negotiating Inner Conflict Blind Self
Attribution Error and Self-Serving Bias Perceptions of Those Who Have Attacked Learned Helplessness
Walking Through Fear; Cultivating Confidence and Courage Social Learning and Cultural Spillover Theory
What Was Modeled for You? Taught in Your Childhood? What Parts ofYou Were Accepted and Loved?
Were Parts Rejected So You Needed to Bury and Hide?
Unconscious/Unknown Self: Own Worst Enemy and Creative Wealth (Johari Window, Part II) Projection and Shadow Work (Hindu Namaste) Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Trained Incapacity, Prejudice, and Projection Self-Empowerment and Growth Identifying and Ranking Values
Power Allies Reflective Practice
Congruence: Walking Talk, Seeking Feedback (Johari Window), and Building Trust

CHAPTER 3 Originality and Creative Inventiveness
Identifying Strengths and Gifts
Framing Life Narratives (Yours and Others): The Power of Storytelling
A Sample Life Narrative: More of My Story (requested by students again and again)

The Timeline Activity: Identifying Three to Five Most Significant Life Events for Every Five Years You Have Lived Self-Determined Meaning/Significance as Values Clarification
Timeline Activity: Identify 3–5 Most Significant Events for Every Five Years Lived
Learning from the Worst of Life Experiences Including Mistakes: Ours and Others
Identifying Areas for Improvement
Protecting Vulnerability and Uniqueness (How to Avoid Being Attacked When You Stand Apart from the Crowd and Become Extraordinary)
Finding Flow: Happiness, Play, and Fun
Inspiring and Wise Mentors Negotiating Your Worth

CHAPTER 4The Gold of Emotions and the Present Moment
Anger, Rage
Fear and Anxiety Emotional

Creating and Holding A Safe Space Where All Emotions are Welcome Without Harm
Cracking Open, Feeling, and Going Deeper and Further With Living
Sadness, Pain, and Grieving
Intense Passion and Presence

CHAPTER 5 The World Needs Your Sensitivity
Cultural Spillover Theory: Examining How Cultures Abandon, Traumatize, and Hurt Our Collective Ability to Survive
Does American/Western Culture Preference Extroverts Who Party? Traumatize Young Introverts Through Taunting Their Sensitivity and Pushing Them to Be Who They Are Not? Assume Introverts and Dreamers Cannot Succeed? 55 56 56
Do We Confuse Masculinity with Extroversion?
Power/Profit/Prestige Before Love and Humanity?
Designing the Schools We Need to Be Prepared and Ready to Survive Climate Change and Other Challenges
Intuitive Radar
Time Management With Priorities/Values as Compass
Daily Assessment and Reflective Practice: Holding Yourself Accountable (No One Else is Responsible for Your Life)
Self-Care and Deep Healing/Growth Needed to Not React in the Face of Attack
Self-Care Needed Not to Soak Up Others’ Distress and Be Exploited: Masculine/Feminine Balance
Building Strong Unshakeable Self-Esteem Through Progressively Identifying Your Strengths and Gifts
Weathering Rejection and Disappointment: Seeking Open Doors and Champions


CHAPTER 6 Open Minds and Sincere Interest
This year at university I would like to try and explore:
Suspending Judgment, Common Cognitive Distortion Especially Prejudice and Projection: Facing Unconscious Self (Johari Window Part 2)
Creating Safe Spaces
Imagining and Creating A Nonviolent Future in U.S. Starting With Yourself and Your Family
Information Gathering
Perspective-Taking With Sincere Interest
Seeking to Understand: Insight at the Level of Meaning

CHAPTER 7 The Power of Empathy
Ethics of Care
Goddess Femininity and Nonviolent Warrior Women
Living Inspirations in My Daily Life:
See and Encourage Others’ Strengths
Appreciative Inquiry
Daily Practice of Self-Appreciation and Gratitude
Goodness and Benevolence
Empathetic Listening
The Path to Deeper Understanding
Try Identifying Common Ground, or What You Share, With Someone Who You Do Not Easily Like; Even Someone Who Triggers Irritation:
The Power of Empathy


CHAPTER 8 Negotiate and Manage Conflict
Transforming Individual, Group, and Organizational Denial about What Is Uncomfortable to See and Face
Subconscious Reactions: Overly Simplistic Black/White Thinking and Other Trained Incapacities that Fuel Destructive Conflict (“Hooks”) and Rigid Positions/Demands
Encouraging Truth Telling and Growth
Managers as Mediators: Coach Employee Daily
Problem-Solving and Accountability
Beyond Compromise: Creating Ways That Everyone Benefits from Working Together
Reframing Positions/Demands
Zealously Seeking and Seeing Common Ground
Collaborative Questions to Create Options for Mutual Gain
Collaborative Brainstorming of Ideas and Possibilities for Mutual Gain: Visioning With Radical Imagination
Objective Criteria for Evaluating Options That Include Reality Testing
Reaching Agreement

CHAPTER 9 Diversity Sparks Innovation
Employers Need All for the Innovation They Seek
We Are Different (Hofstede and Hall as introduction) With Diff erent Expectations of Daily Life, Communication (Nonverbal and Explicit), Gender Relationships, Authority, and Problem-Solving
Cultural Continuums
Cultural Guides
The Dance of Difference: Creative Crucibles
Process Observation
Multicultural Process Design
Femininity: Best and Worst (Hofstede); Fulfilling Potential
Masculinity: Best and Worst (Hofstede); Fulfilling Potential
Embracing and Encouraging Rich Diverse Resources, Talents, and Perspectives: Whole Brain Living with Fully Actualized Femininity and Masculinity in All of Us

CHAPTER 10 Be Extraordinary, Lead By Example, and Walk Your Talk
Leadership Evaluation With Multicultural Conflict Process in Four World Regions
Exploring and Discovering How You Inspire: Your Life Story, Triumphs, and Gifts
Aspirational Resume
Objective (Your Dream Job):
Why Protect Your Soul?
Your Moral Compass: What are Your Aspirational Values?
What Talk Are You Walking
Entrepreneurial Options: Planting Your Own Vision and Best in This World
Five-Year Exploration Rule
Ten Years to Grow and Sustain
Multiple Streams of Income and Fallback Options: Trades (Electricians and Plumbers), High-Demand Technical Skills/Certificates (Accounting, Nursing, Computer Anything; even Respiratory Therapy), and Well Paying Essential Services (Health Care)
Sustainable Living: Growing Self-Reliance and Mutually Beneficial Collaboration
Community Gardens
Facilitating and Inspiring Truly Inclusive and Fair Teams
The Challenges of Interdependent Multicultural Justice: Balancing Self-Expression and Cultivating Freedoms
Negotiating Process Parameters
Effective Assertive Leadership


CHAPTER 11 Serve the Interests of the Larger Community With Your Passions and Interests—Transform Toxic Systems, Prevent Violence, and Catalyze Justice Against All Odds Through Speaking Truth to Power and Creating Hope
The Complexity of Systems: Family (Satir), Organizational, and Community; Patriarchal Injustice
Sparking Change and Justice: Speaking Truth to Power and Hope
Sustained Nonviolent Strategy and Leadership
The Research Based Variables of violence 
Toxic Systems Assessment
Force Field Analysis
Power Balancing
Power Alliance Building to Catalyze Justice
Skilled Whistleblowing to Confront and Transform Power Abuse and Injustice
Impartial Independent Oversight to Investigate Complaints and Ensure Justice
Avoiding and Transforming Destructive Roles and Relationships: Negotiating Collaborative Bully Boundaries
Center Your Life in Passions, Interests, and Service Beyond Yourself: Your Soul’s Journey

CHAPTER 12 Persuade with Your Interests, Passions, Most Moving Life Experience, and Audience Insight (The Power of Recognizing Common Ground and Namaste: Our Inherent Unity and Collective Cocreation)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Freire): “The Oppressed Must Dialogue with Their Oppressors and Transform Their Consciousness/Humanity”
Passion Persuades: You Must Know Yourself and What You Care Passionately About
Potent Personal Storytelling Engages and Moves Audiences
Persuading Conservative Evangelical Parents That Their Children Need Sex Education
Persuading a Judge Who Was Political Friends With the Lawyer on the Other Side to Allow an Eight-Year-Old Boy to Return to His Mother
Persuading Traumatized Street Youth to Live Persuading Government to Stand Up Against Child Abuse
Persuading Spiritual Community to Stand Up Against Their Adored, Deceitful, and Hypocritical Religious Leader
Persuading Supervisors and Human Resources to Intervene with an Abusive Boss Who Brought in Big Money, Political Connections, and Prestige
Persuading Palestinian Christians to Create an Academic Peace Masters That Prioritized Skills and Practice that Make a Difference
What Motivates Your Best Living?

Nancy Erbe

Nancy Erbe has been honored with a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies (social inequalities, urban studies, international studies) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and three other Fulbright awards: one in Bethlehem West Bank where she helped start the first peace master’s program in the Arab world (multicultural and multi-religious), another in Punjab, India, where she helped start an interdisciplinary master’s program in peace and conflict studies, and one in Cyprus. She is a full-time professor of negotiation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding and humanities at California State University Dominguez Hills (created in response to L.A./Watts riots) and has taught at UC-Berkeley (where she was the founding director of the Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution), the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the University of Oslo International Summer School, Cornell Law School, and the University of Denver. Her mediation and conflict resolution clients include the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Office of Personnel as well as many state, county, city, and nonprofit agencies. Her writing has been published in several languages by the United Nations.

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