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A collaborative blog written by Bob Dunham and guest blogger, Julio Olalla.

For review, read Part 6 here.

Our view is that what is needed is health, meaning, and taking care of what we care about. So many of the decisions made today are not producing healthy people, healthy organizations, healthy communities, or a healthy world.

Why? Why would we choose anything other than a healthy future? Profit is not valuable if we produce an unhealthy world, an unhealthy life.

We need to re-center our values around a healthy future and face the stories that demand sacrifice of that health.

We cannot live a good life sacrificing health for “more.”

We also see that as a culture we must open and honor new central conversations.

We must take responsibility for the reality that our choices in the aggregate create our global future. With new public conversations, we can better understand the future that we are creating, the interconnectedness of our choices, and open new possibilities for our choices.

This is a matter of voice, and we cannot wait for others to have the right conversations, we cannot wait for our leaders to have the right conversations.

We must take our conversations seriously, and look to design them since they create our future, rather than assume they are just impotent chatter.

Education should fundamentally be about developing these voices, creating these conversations, and opening these questions whose answers will shape our futures.

To continue, read Part 8 here.

Julio Olalla is the founder of Newfield Network, a leading school of coaching in the world, and is considered one of the best coaches in the world. He is the author of From Knowledge to Wisdom.

Robert Dunham is the founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership and delivers programs in leadership around the world. He is a co-author of The Innovator’s Way.

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