The Dojo: April Podcast, #5 - 8 Directions

Mark Morey

Mark Morey is dedicated to helping business leaders achieve healthy, functioning, and self-sustaining organizational cultures by harnessing the authentic and powerful principles of nature.


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Roberto Monge
Sr. Cloud Solutions
Engineer at RightScale
San Louis Obispo

Glimpse of this month's call

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Dojo #5 Call Summary

This month, Mark walks us through a framework of eight archetypal roles on a team. Each of the roles has a unique and also complimentary set of tasks to the rest of the team.  These roles are not only tasks but a ‘lens of awareness’ through which to view the same situation, providing diverse perspectives, mindfulness and ultimately resilience for the team and the event experience.  This system can be applied in a variety of settings from a 45 minute meeting to a weekend company retreat.  It’s very effective.


“When roles are unclear, this framework brings stability and resileince by naturally organizing the team.” –Mark Morey


“@@This isn’t just a leadership trick. I believe human beings are meant to be purposeful.@@ ” –Mark

“@@Each of us has these 8 archetypes inside of us. We each have a capacity for all of them.  Some more, some less.@@ ” –Mark

“@@Each of the 4 directions and the directions around them have qualities to them, and that’s how we’re going to form the basis of our team@@ ” –Mark

“@@If you had the East role on the team, your being state would be inspiration…@@ your lens.. activating your inspirational awareness" –Mark


Key Takeaways

When roles are unclear, this framework can help organize a group of people

This is social technology where resilience is the goal

Framework: an awareness lens to see things you wouldn’t normally see. Builds resilience, mutual support and an ‘awake’ team;  produces very ‘alive’ results. Creates a container for people.

Learning through being rather than doing (SW)

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