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Leadership Becomes A Choice!

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Leadership Becomes A Choice!

How & what we think of self & others is a consequential choice. Renewed in '04, the ancient whole person paradigm shows right understanding & arrangement of people throughout Transition (the phenomenon & the era). To lead, be whole in YOUR space.

Group Type: Transition Initiatives
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012



  • Contact for further information: David Eggleton
  • The mission of Leadership Becomes a Choice! is to steadily spread awareness of and commitment to a particular paradigm of the human being, the whole person paradigm.
  • For Stephen Covey, "interdependence is a higher value than independenceWhen properly understood, synergy is the highest activity in all life." We are moving from an age of energy to an age of synergy.  That's why Covey's work is relevant for Transition and sustainable communities.  More in this discussion



  • The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly, 1999
  • Living In Process by Anne Wilson Schaef, 1999








  • Current Needs involving Transition Social Network
  • Current Offers to the Transition Social Network

Discussion Forum

Call for Feedback: Draft Note to Unknown Neighbors

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Judith Newton Jan 7, 2012. 3 Replies

The following emerged this morning and is a draft. Please help me make it simpler and warmer, if not otherwise better. Also adapt it and use it, if you…Continue

Creating Abundance with a Scarcity Mentality

Started by David Braden. Last reply by David Braden Sep 27, 2011. 7 Replies

Yesterday, I attended the 2011 Permaculture Convergence, in Denver, with the intention of sharing my ideas about community sufficiency technologies. I opened the town hall with an analogy to the open…Continue

"We need everyone on board and everybody playing to their strengths."

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Sep 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Very near the end of his telephone talk to the faithful and curious today, Rob Hopkins declared what I made the title of this post:We need everyone on board and everybody playing to their…Continue

Start the Collaboration

Started by David Braden. Last reply by David Braden Sep 3, 2011. 13 Replies

I often hear people wishing to relocate so they can live in a sustainable way. I don't know why the relocation is necessary. Sustainability is about changing the way we produce what we need . . .…Continue

How Humans Came to Live in Peace and Plenty

Started by David Braden. Last reply by Paul Riederer Jul 19, 2011. 6 Replies

There came a time in our community when we grew tired of arguing over who was right and who was wrong. Despite all the arguing there were still hungry people and the environment kept declining. What…Continue

A Collaboration for Leaders

Started by David Braden. Last reply by David Braden Mar 8, 2011. 42 Replies

Tamara SunSong and I were discussing organizational forms and decision making structures in groups promoting transition ideas.  My point was that a "community" is a self-organizing form with no…Continue

Invitation Addressed to "Fans" of Stephen R. Covey

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Mar 6, 2011. 6 Replies

I posted today in the Covey Community:"Fossil fuels have fostered and enabled a culture of engineering, fabrication, mobility and waste that could not exist without them. …Continue

"To lead, be whole in YOUR space"

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Feb 15, 2011. 1 Reply

The sentence quoted from the super-brief description of this group calls for elaboration. The sentence is a highly compressed summary of Stephen Covey's redefinition of leader (2004, The 8th Habit). …Continue

The Game of Life

Started by David Braden Feb 15, 2011. 0 Replies

At the start of the game the virtual space is filled with nodes that we call producer/consumers. Each node is connected to other nodes based on what it produces and what it needs to consume to…Continue

What and How We Think of People: A Consequential Choice

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Braden Jan 20, 2011. 32 Replies

In the USA and places with related cultures, the dominant paradigm (conception or view) of the human being is a negative one.  It was imposed and is sustained.  As a result of its ongoing influence,…Continue

Stephen R. Covey in the Daily Internet News

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Comment by David Eggleton on February 4, 2012 at 1:23pm

Welcome, Ferenc. We would enjoy knowing how you came to join us in this group. If and when you feel a need, ask me anything about it.

Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on January 28, 2012 at 8:00pm

Stephen M.R. Covey

January 27, 2012: 12:02 PM ET

Our Weekly Read column features Fortune staffers' and contributors' takes on recently published books about the business world and beyond. We've invited the entire Fortunefamily -- from our writers and editors to our photo editors and designers -- to weigh in on books of their choosing based on their individual tastes or curiosities. In this installment, reporter Caitlin Keating reviews Smart Trust, The Trustworthy Leader, and The Progress Principle, three new books that address the role that trust and related emotional issues play in business success.

FORTUNE -- In business as in private life, all successful relationships run on trust. Yet we often get trust wrong, giving it either too readily or too stingily. From Bernie Madoff to the mortgage industry, con artists have always operated by persuading naïve investors to give their trust. On the other hand, relationships often fail because one or both parties are afraid to give trust.

Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on January 28, 2012 at 7:20pm

25 Amazing Ideas From Stephen R. Covey

by Sompong Yusoontorn on Jan 26, 2012

Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on August 14, 2011 at 8:10pm

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Comment by David Eggleton on August 14, 2011 at 7:23pm
Welcome Ellen!  I'm looking forward to your investments in this group.
Comment by David Eggleton on August 2, 2011 at 9:37am
Covey's organization has announced a 175 city tour with a complimentary 2.5 hour exploration of 5 choices to extraordinary productivity.  Learn more and register here.  Remember, Covey is dedicated to production capability as well; the near term and depletion are neither foremost nor commended.
Comment by David Eggleton on July 29, 2011 at 9:05pm
Welcome Gia and Paul!  Please add your thoughts to any discussions or start some new ones.
Comment by David Eggleton on July 20, 2011 at 10:09am
With this I'm anticipating a discrepancy you will notice:  the Google Alerts will feature (whole person paradigm), not (habit or habits).  Neither I nor Les can edit the message here that was supplied by Google.  Only Les can access the Alerts Management Console.
Comment by David Eggleton on March 21, 2011 at 2:08pm

On 3/6, when very briefly a group member, Ruth Ann wrote "clarify for me the objective of the group."  It is to promote the whole person paradigm and explore its various implications and ramifications.  One of them is that any whole person (of any description) might lead.  The name of the group reflects that, perhaps unfortunately for the whole person paradigm.  For Stephen Covey, leading is an art of being, not merely of doing.  Furthermore, a group needn't settle for just one or few leaders.

Comment by Bill Eichman on March 6, 2011 at 10:51pm

And what is your take on that cluster of "anthropology arguments", Ruth.


The beginning part of it seemed plausible enough - at the end it get's a bit more charged, as it's talking about the power and conflict parts of gender based power and status.


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