live to lead (doc)

Extraordinary leaders reflect on their legacies and share messages of courage, compassion, humility, hope and generosity. Inspired by the iconic legacy of Nelson Mandela, Live to Lead highlights the fundamental values, daily disciplines and guiding principles that leaders employ to motivate others and create meaningful change.

Featured interviews include: former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; climate change activist Greta Thunberg; social justice attorney and advocate Bryan Stevenson; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; South Africa’s national rugby union team captain and social inequality campaigner Siya Kolisi; feminist icon and social justice activist Gloria Steinem; and anti-apartheid activist and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Albie Sachs. Live to Lead is a Nelson Mandela Foundation project created and directed by Geoff Blackwell, and executive produced by Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

greta thunberg.. bryan stevenson.. jacinda arden.. harry and meghan..

notes/quotes from ep 1 (ruth):

17 min – (what do you think the world needs most today): listening.. t

need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature ie: tech as it could be

the ability to applaud our differences and yet come together

‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

thurman interconnectedness lawwhen you understand interconnectedness it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman 

imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)

25 min – (speaker at her funeral): ‘to imagine that something can be diff.. that’s the job of a profit.. and a rare profit.. also makes that world possible in her lifetime.. that we the people would include all the people.. now know that any *office is open to all’

*we need deeper.. than office ness.. (that already presupposes not all equal.. any form of m\a\p)..

humanity needs a leap.. to get back/to simultaneous spontaneity .. simultaneous fittingness.. everyone in sync..

diff is today we have the means to ground that chaos.. to org around legit needs


1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b legit free people

notes/quotes from ep 2 (greta):

greta thunberg

4 min – how i got out of that depression was.. ‘i can do so much.. one person can do so much’.. so i started doing everything i can to change things

5 min – one thing that makes you feel powerless is you don’t see anyone else that is passionate about the same things

imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)

6 min – everyone should get that opportunity to feel like you are capable of making a difference

8 min – i can see now that i’m not the only one who cares about this

9 min – (did people ask who do you think you are).. yes.. but i’m very stubborn .. when i am fully passionate about something i fully commit to it..

21 min – we must change almost everything in our society

actually.. everything.. ie: a nother way

i don’t want you to be hopeful.. i want you to panic.. act as if the house is on fire.. because it is

instead of looking for hope.. look for action.. then and only then.. hope will come

notes/quotes from ep 3 (bryan):

bryan stevenson.. equal justice initiative.. just mercy

3 min – (1 in 10 on death row innocent.. 8mn incarcerated) we have a system that treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than poor and innocent (playing take me to the river).. t

7 min – i realized the death penalty isn’t about whether people deserve to die.. it’s do we deserve to kill.. t.. the problem isn’t what he did.. but what we are doing..

8 min – i have to align myself w the condemned… if i believe we are all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.. and advocate for the other things they are.. t

pearson unconditional law et al

12 min – i am committed to this idea to change the world.. to create justice.. we have to be willing to get proximate to the people we serve.. to the communities in need..

i also believe we too often are so focused on the debates/issues.. we’re not listening to the narratives underneath the debates and issues.. t.. i’m trying to change the narrative.. we’re not free in america.. we’ve practiced silence for so long.. we’re going to have to disrupt that silence by talking about things we haven’t talked about before.. graffiti: can you hear us now

need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature ie: tech as it could be

14 min – confronting/changing narratives is important for me.. that’s why we built a museum

15 min – your hope is your superpower.. it’s an orientation of the spirit.. not a pie in the sky thing

finally.. i believe you’ve got to be willing to do things that are uncomfortable and difficult..

17 min – you have to love what you do.. i hate (the problems).. but i love that i’m able to give a little bit to these problems..

18 min – you have to stay on the side of love.. when love is diminished.. you don’t get to be a full human being..

19 min – we all need to be resolved to pushing back against the politics of fear and anger.. we can’t eliminate it.. but we can commit (to relating) in ways that are not shaped as fear and anger.. relentlessly committed to caring and nurturing.. t

21 mi – i would tell me 20 yr old self to dream big.. that i can achieve more than i’ve seen.. don’t be distracted by the things that are ugly/painful/hateful.. stay focused on the things that are beautiful, inspiring, energizing.. dream big

notes/quotes from ep 4 (jacinda):

jacinda arden

2 min – what if we change what ‘us’ means.. an innate sense of connection to each other.. t

us & them ness et al.. marsh label law et al

thurman interconnectedness lawwhen you understand interconnectedness it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman 

4 min – if i could distill it down to one concept that we are pursuing in new zealand it is simple and it is this.. kindness

7 min – (what qualities underpin the path that brought you to this leadership role): kindness.. and not being afraid to be kind.. or be really driven by empathy.. if we focus only on being the strongest.. most powerful person in the room.. i think we lose what we need to be here for

8 min – (what are political leaders meant to be here for): other people

13 min – that’s one of my reflections around leadership just generally.. if we give ourselves a moment to be just who we are.. then many of these things just become intuitive.. it’s just who we are as humans.. t

on each heart ness..

need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature ie: tech as it could be

14 min – amongst all the diff’s that exist.. we all have a shared humanity .. if we could just remember that

21 min – the fact that we have young people (girls) who immediately assume that they won’t do the thing that they aspire to do.. makes me so sad.. but i also totally understand.. there are enough barriers in this world.. w/o ourselves being one as well

22 min – responsibility has always been a bigger motivation for me.. a sense of duty.. i was constantly worrying about whether i was doing the right thing.. doing enough..

oi.. responsibility ness

notes/quotes from ep 5 (siya):

24 min – i can’t be angry at some people.. because that’s how they were taught.. that’s all that they know.. t

kownacki hear\t law.. et al

notes/quotes from ep 6 (gloria):

4 min – (what really matters to you): apparently everything.. this is a problem..

6 min – to help that child become who they already are.. t

9 min – a movement just means you have friends who are doing the same thing

1o min – we have not been sitting around campfires for over 100 000 yrs telling each other stories for nothing.. it’s in our cellular memory.. this is the way we communicate.. the way we know what the other person is feeling.. and ultimately that we know that we are linked and not ranked.. t

15 min – how we receive this unique person and make sure we listen to that person not just tell her what to do .. that is the root of a larger.. peaceful possibility.. if we raised one generation of children w/o violence and humiliation.. we have no idea what might be possible..t

17 min – you know authenticity when you see it.. it’s so valuable.. the diff between movements and political campaigns or corps.. is authenticity.. and what that means is.. we’re going to fuck up.. and that’s ok.. we just have to be able to say we’re sorry and move on.. we should value spontaneity over reputation/legacy.. to be our authentic selves is so valuable.. than thought to be someone you’re not

18 min – need people who respect diff.. as far as i know every individual has potential for empathy.. i think females become empathy sick..

19 min – money is boring.. how much is enough

21 min – i think age segregation is as terrible as any other.. if old.. you’ve seen how bad.. if young.. you’re angry.. we don’t learn from same ness.. you learn from diff

22 min – don’t try to divide us.. if you force muslims to register.. we will all register as muslims..

none of us are free ness

24 min – never worry about what we should do.. but do whatever we can

notes/quotes from ep 7 (albie):

12 min – something was broken.. you never get over solitary confinement

17 min – there was something very joyful at the recovery after the bomb (lost arm and one eye)

22 min – (how is it you found this capacity for love): it’s something inside.. it’s with you.. finding sides of ourselves thru living w others.. i’m a person because you’re a person..

24 min – for me conscience is #1 – enables you to live with a significant virtue.. not because you are obeying commandments.. but something inside.. all the lovely things radiate around that.. ie: not naughty to tell a lie.. it was violating something inside me..

26 min – model yourself on yourself.. don’t follow your dreams.. follow your life