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Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. We hear this phrase often and it sounds great, but how can we practically apply it to our lives?One simple way is what we call Active Roles. We actively play many roles in life in response to each person with whom we interact at any particular time. We’re not talking here about social roles such as policeman, a mother or father, but about the dynamic at play. These are Active Roles, and they are the essence of our behaviour. They consist of a Feeling + an Action For example: Purposeful Encourager Resentful Carer Confident Boundary-Setter Resigned Complier FEELING  ACTION Active Roles can be: Constructive | Fragmenting | Ambivalent Constructive Roles (C) A constructive role grows you as a person. When you play a constructive role it enhances your life and brings about a sense of fulfilment.…

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In this article, we use the word “team” and refer to leadership and business but note that this is also applicable to our personal relationships with our families, partner and friends. Nature and biology are great teachers where we can learn about systems and processes and use them as metaphors for living. We know that everything that comes into our body must go out; if not, we’ll become sick and may even die. The following metaphor is taken from physiology. It may sound rather grotesque, but it’s a reality for everyone independent of their social position. It’s the digestion process called metabolism. Whatever we eat will be broken down into tiny particles where some will be absorbed as nutrients; this process is called anabolism. The rest is excreted through the lungs, kidneys, skin, and digestive system called catabolic waste. This process is regulated through homeostasis and temperature regulation. It’s like a car…

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