In a previous blog –Self-Governance as a Social Practice: A Philosopher’s View – I pointed up the relevance of Alasdair MacIntyre’s thoughts on character and the virtues, in particular his idea of “social practices”, and the communities that sustain them. I offered as an example LRN’s quest to become a self-governing organization that embodies HOW in everything it does.
At LRN, there’s no line drawn between the personal and the professional when it comes to living an inspired life and elevating one’s behavior. Beyond work, the social practices that put LRN folks on a path toward getting their HOWs right are many and varied. I’ve found that my own avocation – Argentine tango – is in many ways an ideal training ground for embodying HOW (literally) and becoming an inspiring leader.