I’ve found myself referring to love in two recent podcasts. (The latest Hugh and the Rabbi, soon to be released and the fourth Phoric, with guest Alex Kjerulf.)

Both times I expressed my caution about banding this term around, as it seems a charged word, and one that I’ve seen often used to describe something more like lust or egomania. (Which sometimes provokes a bit of egomania by me in return.)

Still, I have a feeling that some form of love is what really holds together most of the collaboration in the world. Not the mission statements, goals, agendas, action points and other ephemera of management and consultancy.

And Alex’s podcast is well worth a listen. Rob and I are still in the early days of the series. It’s interesting how much you can learn about people and maybe life from the jumping off point of: What are your favourite YouTubes?

On a techie note, I’m hoping that followers of my podcast xml feed will now find it suitably embedded. Here’s the 20min extended version.

2 thoughts on “Love

  1. Richard Millwood

    You need the term ‘unconditional positive regard’ developed by Hargreaves in his book ‘Interpersonal Relations and Education’ (1975) and used to describe the teacher’s attitude to pupils, doomed to many failures, who must be reassured they are valued despite their acts.

    “Acceptance arises when one makes an active effort not to approve or disapprove but instead shows ‘unconditional positive regard’, trust and a non-threatening attitude to others.”

  2. Johnnie Moore

    Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. Actually I may be thinking of love as something more ordinary and less ideal than that… something connecting us that isn’t determined by what we think.

    This may be more useful in looking at everyday groups that function in less than perfect ways…


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