Building Beloved Community at Work

By Lori Hanau

Recently, while listening to an interview between Krista Tippett and Vincent Harding, I felt like I was opened in a very particular way.

I literally sat straight up and became afire when I listened to Harding’s statement that we have yet to understand the spiritual nature – or deeper essence of Dr. King’s call to us to build a beloved community: “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

Say what? Somehow, Harding’s comments had me realize with immediate clarity where I care to put a stake in the ground with my work in 2017 and beyond. The ground is love. The stake is the strength to love.

Vincent Harding went on to say that Dr. King had a vision he was inviting us into that went far beyond the call of a civil society. Certainly the times we are in are stirring up the deeper essence of our capacity to not only remember but to lead with the grand genius – with the wisdom of our humanity.

How does this pertain to our workplaces?

How can it not?

Our workplaces, where so many of us spend up to 2/3rds of our waking hours in many ways is our exercise rooms, our yoga mats, our dojos, our places of practice for how we cultivate the capacities and skills of the best of our humanity. With the people we work with. Day in and day out.

I invite you to come and learn how to build beloved community at work through the use of our Shared Leadership Framework. It is an offering to possibly take literally, and also to spark your own ways of being with these concepts and practices. Much more importantly, this is an invitation to come and co-create and participate together in a container and in ways that may delight us and open us, beyond our current imagination, in service to our humanity in the workplace and in all directions.

My sparkling team and I look so forward to greeting you,


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PS: You can find the conversation between Krista Tippett and Dr. Vincent Harding here: OnBeing Is America Possible?

What does it take to build #belovedcommunity? The strength to love. And practice.…