Pioneering & Compassionate Pioneers
“Compassionate Pioneers” try to do better and help others.
We seek to recognize, encourage, and support Compassionate Pioneers.
Compassionate Pioneers are those who not only
reach beyond their own limits and lead the way
in developing or trying new options, but who
also encourage and help their colleagues to take
the same path.
AND we seek to recognize, encourage, and support
acts of "Compassionate Pioneering" by those who cannot be Compassionate Pioneers all the time! [Most of us.]
Some good questions, some
reason for eliciting stories
Add someone to our growing list of Compassionate
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Creed - Exemplar & Award
Information on his
legacy of inspiration
soon!] Profiles of compassionate pioneers
Links to articles, videos, and other resources
How to go about raising tricky
questions, choosing the right controversies
are those who not only reach beyond their own limits and lead the way in
developing or trying new options, but who also encourage and help their
colleagues to take the same path. Perhaps only a few of us can be
“Compassionate Pioneers,” but most of us can engage occasionally in acts
of “Compassionate Pioneering” – and we should do so as often as we can.
Those who frequently
give their ideas and their work to an environment of sharing and who build
upon each other’s contributions are compassionate pioneers.
Every contribution of an
idea or effort to an environment of sharing and building upon each other’s
contributions is an act of compassionate pioneering.
We can all be
Compassionate Pioneers more often.
Steven W. Gilbert
November 27, 2001
For more information
about the origins of this notion and some ideas about extending it, see:
Fire Circles & Nurturing Communities