Archive for February, 2017

OD, Yoga, Technology and Love

February 22, 2017


Reading this brought a tear to my eye. Just this morning I was creating a new yoga program using secret technology with a device I named the “Rocket.” I decided to use the word “LOVE” as the mantra or point of concentration.

The story how I came to such a conclusion is a book in and of itself.  Here is an short version: I am a degreed philosopher. One of my two living gurus is Peter Koestenbaum. In my opinion, Dr. Koestenbaum is most significant leadership philosopher of the last century. With his help and doing yoga and practicing OD on a daily basis, I concluded at my extended silent Jesuit Ateneo retreat with my wife a year ago that Life is ALL ABOUT INFINITE LOVE.

So Einstein and yours truly, an un-famous farm boy from rural Minnesota, and I have come to the same conclusions about Divine Life. Love is the answer. And now the tears… I write this to share with my daugher Arielle Therese who is superseding my life’s yoga transformation and OD practice.

Einstein’s letter to his daughter 

Re-publication of 3 Key Ed Schein Videos

February 3, 2017



A link to 3 excellent videos by Dr. Schein

I was working this morning on my role as advisor to the “Future Leadership Project” in India. I neither believe in Advice nor projects. And Harvard Research says that CEO’s give leadership development these days a great big fat “F.”  So to make my point I referred Pravat to Ed Schein’s Videos. We need to model curiosity and listening rather than tell people what to do like so many leaders do in Asia.

By the way, Maja is the support to bring Ed Schein virtually to do the opening keynote at our next Asia OD Network Summit in Bali. Ed totally transformed last year’s Summit in China. He engaged all the CEO’s in the room deeply on the spot.  He confronted them and said that they “WERE THE CULTURE.” And then he listened to them and then suggested that they listen to all the participants. Maja then broke the Summit into groups and each of the 7 CEO’s had their own breakout group. One could hear a pin drop because the listening was so intense.

Our summit coming up will have Peter Block join Ed and it will be a WOW!!!  Stay tuned!!


Roland for Maja

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