Recent Updates With BoldLeaders 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the current happenings at BoldLeaders.  Find a way to participate and plug in below! During the last two years our Bold Fellows program has done incredible work around the world.  This program open to past participants and other stakeholders who are working on (or want to develop) social impact projects within their community.   To date the Fellows have worked with over 31,000 people!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and in newsletters to hear more and more updates and reports from the Bold Fellows. As you can tell, we continue to upgrade and maintain our website!  Be sure to investigate our three call to action items: For the

Daily Practice #1 – Elementals: Relationship and Movement

In the midst of shelter-in-place and quarantine, and as we all practice different ways of being and doing, BoldLeaders will offer regular posts to share ways to use your Elementals.  The Elementals are core aspects of being human that we all share.  We like to say they are "the doing of being".  One of the best parts about practicing the Elementals is that they get you into ACTION.  Mental health experts are warning us that one of the biggest challenges to the current situation is a kind of mental atrophy that can easily set in when forced to limit your activities and location.  Take a look at the Elementals below and use the questions to stimulate actions you can

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The Pre-Questions: Causing Availability in Yourself

  The Pre-Questions We recently began offering the Minding the Gap Master Class and one of the methods that participants are finding helpful is this tool that we have been using ourselves for the last several years.  The whole Master Class gives you the tools to help you increase engagement from students, employees or any group of people and take advantage of our growing knowledge of neuroscience and the way human beings interact with the world to cause availability.  We believe availability is the game-changing disposition or attitude that you can help create in yourself and others.   When someone IS available, they are...  When someone is NOT available, they are... Open, Receptive Considering Adaptable Willing Tuned in

By |2019-12-20T13:41:24-07:00December 20th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Elemental Human Resources – Use It or Lose It

  Michael Donahue wrote about the origins of BoldLeaders' practice of Elemental Human Resources in this essay.  The story continues to evolve and we are always interested in your perspectives, so please comment below! Use It or Lose It The Idea of Basic Human Resources “We become adapted to the lack of use of our basic human resources and they respond by becoming unfamiliar to us.” -Alexis Carrel- It was 1998 and I was pointing to the quote above, scrawled on a sheet of flipchart paper resting on a tripod, in a dark classroom in Denver’s East High School.  Most of the assembled teens were students of color. There were more boys than girls and they were

By |2019-05-11T16:55:10-06:00March 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Updates With BoldLeaders 2017

It has been awhile since we let the BoldLeaders family and stakeholders know what has been going on!  So without further ado, here are some recent initiatives: During February to July, we enrolled 62 Fellows from 11 countries into our Bold Fellows program .  This is open to past participants and other stakeholders who are working on (or want to develop) social impact projects within their community.  The program included developing an online platform for them to get resources, talk with each other about their work and blog about their experiences.  The initial sign-up period took place during the first half of this year and got a great response.  To date they have directly worked with over

Random Reflections…

Apply what you learnt from life so far…”   “All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.” ~Truman Capote   I feel more in control and alive, and this shift makes me speak clearer in what I need and how I have to be. The reflection movies I am watching daily has shown me a lot of weaknesses in how I fall into a trend of getting carried away by other people’s

By |2017-03-15T07:34:35-06:00March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

My Journey to Lesbos

Dear Boldleaders and anyone who is reading, Just a few weeks back i took an important decision: to go to Lesbos and volunteer for the refugees that are on the island. We all know the very challenging times that Europe is facing with regards to the refugee crisis. Below is an account of my thoughts from the journey.   And a final reflection….it is time to go I hadn’t written anything the past 3 days with the aim of collecting some last and powerful thoughts as I leave Lesbos. The past days and this whole experience has certainly being something extraordinary. It will be a long post but I invite you to read! I want the world

By |2017-03-15T07:32:32-06:00March 15th, 2017|Fellows Blog|0 Comments

The Case for Fear

Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. . . In humans and animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. . . The fear response serves survival by generating appropriate behavioral responses, so it has been preserved throughout evolution.(Wikipedia)   Our contemporary world view seems to often use the word fear to describe a state of being  as well as juxtapose the notion of love  as its opposite. I find this disconcerting  as if the notion of fear is to be avoided at all cost

By |2017-02-21T13:52:14-07:00February 21st, 2017|Fellows Blog|1 Comment

Brady’s Blogs

You can find my blog posts HERE. I have two profiles on this site in order to share in the Fellows experience. Here is a short one I wrote awhile ago: Keeping Things at Arm’s Length It is easier, safer and more comfortable to keep things “at arm’s length”. Whether these ‘things’ are relationships, ideas, stories, communities, etc. – it takes effort, time and some measure of thought to engage, involve yourself and participate. What’s more is that participation is not static – it exists on a continuum: on one end I can exhibit mild interest and be considered participatory, while on the other end there is and can be such a high level of engagement that

By |2017-02-15T09:04:02-07:00February 15th, 2017|Basic Human Resources|0 Comments

Adrian Cabral – Shifting Perspectives

My name is Adrian, a participant of the BoldLeaders program. I went to South Africa with BoldLeaders in 2013 and it was an experience that an email, or even a in person meeting could not do justice. The South Africa team was actually supposed to go to Kenya. I was a part of a group that was going to be in a rural part of Kenya, where I thought I was going to get the "real Africa experience." After a U.S mandated halt on all travel to the country, our trip to Kenya was cancelled. This was specifically important to me because after a training from Michael about our expectations v. outcomes, I realized that it was