Radio Show Study Guide

The Possible Society In Motion Study Guide, long in the "talking about" stage, is intended to aid listeners in drawing upon the podcasts of The Possible Society In Motion Radio Show in an interactive manner that can take listeners (and readers of this blog) from "theory to application," based on the many vital principles and lessons this show has presented to date.
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This new Study Guide begins below -- and -- will be a work in progress, under construction for some time to come.  Enjoy -- and-- grow with us to be your best Possible Human in our best Possible Society!

Under construction. 
Updated: April 1, 2016

For Lesson One – Scroll down 

Lesson Two:

In this radio show segment Anastasia offers a personal story that illustrates the “Exceptional Leadership” characteristics of: 1. Self-definition; 2. Investment In Connection; and 3. A non-reactive or non-anxious presence. To expand what you have already taken from this program or will take, follow the General Guidelines below and then continue on to the questions that follow.

General Guidelines:
  • Begin by listening straight through, at least one time, to the podcast of Leadership Role Models – A Personal Story;
  • Repeat as often as you find valuable, seeking with each repeat to listen for deeper and deeper layers of meaning;
  • Use a working journal for this project that can be set up especially for your journey of listening to the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show; 
  • With this second learning task of listening to one of our podcasts (for the first learning task of this series, scroll down to Lesson One), ask yourself what feelings did this program evoke in you?  For example, regarding the little girl Anastasia – How do feel about her situation with her mother? With her father?  How do you feel about father’s relationship with Anastasia?
Step #1: Here are some other questions you might ask yourself  (Answer one or more of these, as you wish. And, don't hesitate to revisit the questions and your answers again and again.):
  • To what extent do you think Anastasia’s father demonstrated the three “Exceptional Leadership” characteristics?
  • To what extent do you think the father’s role modeling and guidance made a lasting difference for this child?
  • Might you have done similarly or differently in his case? To what benefit or cost?
  • Ask yourself, who were the leadership role models that have influenced you?
  • To what extent did these leaders/role models depict the three above “Exceptional Leadership” qualities discussed in this program?
  • How did these leaders/role models impact your life?
  • How do you feel about these leaders/role models now?
  • How have you carried forth the lessons they taught you?
  • If you did not have leaders or role models to follow what did you do instead to find guidance or guide yourself?
In progress. More to come 
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Lesson One: 

General Guidelines:
  • Begin by listening straight through, at least one time, to the podcast of “Moving Beyond Rhetoric: The Challenge of Creating Sustainable Communities;
  • Repeat as often as you find valuable, seeking with each repeat to listen for deeper and deeper layers of meaning;
  • Use a working journal for this project that can be set up especially for your journey of listening to the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show for how it can support your growth and development, personally and as a part of our local and national communities;
  • With your first learning task of listening to the podcast, ask yourself what feelings the program evokes in you. For example, do you find yourself feeling judgmental of Anastasia as she recounts her encounter with the other woman?
Step #1: Here are some other questions you might ask yourself  (Answer one or more of these, as you wish. And, don't hesitate to revisit the questions and your answers again and again.):
  • What are your feelings about the other woman in Anastasia’s story?
  • How do think the message Martin Luther King, Jr. intended in "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, at least in terms of the book title, is being played out in the incident Anastasia recounts?
  • Jack mentions that "talk" is our only means of communication, do you agree with this statement or not?
  • Are there other ways of communicating that you know about?
  • Do you utilize these? If there are any, what are they – and – if you employ them how successful have they been for you
  • With or without additional means of communication, beyond talking, how effective are you in your efforts to move into – and – sustain dialogue rather than debate? 
  • To what extent are you able to sustain meaningful dialogue with others on emotionally-charged issues?
  • At what point do you find emotionally charged issues breaking down your communication efforts?
  • What stands out most for you, from the story Anastasia tells, about how she moved through an emotionally charged, from “debate” into dialogue?
  • To what extent would you have been able to do what Anastasia did, similarly, as her part of moving beyond “chaos” into community bridge-building?
  • To what extent might you have, or might you not have, responded to Anastasia’s reaching out?
In progress. More to come 

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