H2H Turns One

It was just over a year ago that I renamed this blog and began calling it Human to Human. Quite honestly, I can’t remember what I called it before. It was something more that just “Blog.”

It was just over a year ago that I adopted a more deliberate tone of trying to be better humans together. I’ve sometimes called it “rehumaning.” Some people have loved that focus. Some have felt discord.

This is a foreground and background issue for me. In my profession (I did graduate from a business school), most see the foreground as the job and the human stuff as the background. “It’s nice to get to it, but let’s get back to the real work.”

Our jobs are important, I know. If we are lucky. A contribution to society or to our communities. A means to an end, a way to pay the bills. An evolution of a profession, again, if we are lucky.

For me, all of the jobs that we are in have felt like arenas in which we play out, and evolve, who we are as human beings. It’s not as separate as that sounds — you are either working or being human — of course not.

What interests me, and I believe is essentially strategic, is moving the human part to the foreground. Or, perhaps more honestly, knowing that it is sometimes in the foreground. Let’s go one step further, that the foreground and background oscillate in such a natural way that they become equally recognized as a whole.

I’m so much more interested and fascinated by how we are relearning, or unlearning, so that we can be human together. I describe it this way, in this H2H blog:

Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

I’m in for another year. And looking forward to it! For those who read regularly or peruse periodically, thank you. And thanks for taking the journey together.


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