Creator: Sally Mabelle, ‘the voice of leadership specialist’
Purpose: To empower you to find and express your own ‘voice of leadership’ – particularly in business.
Manifesto (selected highlights)
It’s the same problem in your family, your community, your organisation, and the world…your biggest problem is a sense of SEPARATION. This sense of separation or ‘disconnection from the whole’ is an illusion. Science has proven that all energy in the universe is interconnected. The essence of every atom is the same – pure energy. We are all at the core that same energy in different forms.
Five Levels of Separation
The future we must create together instead is a world of ONENESS.
7 keys to experience the power of ‘connection’
1. Be here now
2. Assume responsibility for yourself at all times
3. Seek to empathise and understand
4. Build trust
5. Speak the truth with compassion
7. Appreciate,celebrate, and honour the cycles and the seasons
Creator: US President John F Kennedy, Speech delivered before a joint session of Congress, May 25, 1961. Purpose: To secure funding for significant US projects to boost the US economy, support democracy over communism, diminish the threat of nuclear weapons and land a man on the moon.
This opening selection sets the context for wanting to commit to landing a man on the moon.
“…These are extraordinary times. And we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our convictions have imposed upon this nation the role of leader in freedom’s cause.
No role in history could be more difficult or more important. We stand for freedom.
That is our conviction for ourselves–that is our only commitment to others. No friend, no neutral and no adversary should think otherwise. We are not against any man–or any nation–or any system–except as it is hostile to freedom. Nor am I here to present a new military doctrine, bearing any one name or aimed at any one area. I am here to promote the freedom doctrine.”
Kennedy then identifies a number of significant programs including:
“…I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”
Creator: Martin Luther King, Speech made 28th of August 1963, Lincoln Memorial Washington DC. Purpose: Call for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
Here’s some key excerpts from his speech:
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.”
“With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”
“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”