The New Ombudsperson and The Quantum Activist

17 April 2011

In my own practice as a “progressive and innovative” Ombuds I listen for and “observe” my clients for opportunities to “transcend” or move their awareness beyond “duality, polarization and ego” so as to create the opportunity for a solution to their issue or conflict.  I don’t always get the opportunity to do this.  Indeed, I have used the “Matrix” movies as examples on occasion with clients so as to open their mind to the reality that “life is a drama” being played out and that we can make choices in a moment outside of societal conditioning and traditional approaches (legal).  I propose to them that when “conflict arises” it signals the opportunity to learn something; and personally and possible “grow and evolve” beyond the given paradigm they are in especially if they are in a repeating pattern.  I may also suggest reading material or other “media” if the client appears to be open to it and it’s fitting.  Thus, The Quantum Activist now also provides insight to the dynamics of life, creation, conflict and mention how a “mediator’ is needed from the “science” side of the mysticism and metaphysical “coin” of life and our existence in the Universe.

Amit Goswami PhD is The Quantum Activist. He discusses the subject of Quantum Mechanics and sprinkles his words of wisdom through out the film on topics relevant to “us” as Ombuds.  He speaks to conflict, need for mediation, duality, cycles of creation and pauses between cycles of conflict that do provide the opportunities for changing oneself and the world at the same time.

It’s my hope that you will view this film and that it will provided a “higher perspective” of awareness so as to keep us from possibly getting caught up in or even becoming “part of the problem” in our work rather than neutral, truly independent and suggesting solutions for both sides of the table with clients.  This is “empowering” of us to “enable” clients in their choices.

Keeping this post short, very busy nowadays as the economy struggles along, but I think this is an insightful and inspiring documentary pointing to the “high ground” our profession can take… above and beyond “man’s laws” and more in line with Universal Laws of Creation that acknowledge the cycles and CHOICES for harmony or chaos.  Enjoy.

On Netflix here:

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Quantum_Activist/70138491?trkid=496624

Website: http://www.QuantumActivist.com

YouTube Trailer here:

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The New Ombudsman: Esotericism and Ethics

24 January 2010

It’s the time of year where we all look back over the last year and prepare to continue the voyage by adapting, learning and adjusting our sails so to speak.  In reviewing my contributions on this blog, easily, one of the constant themes I advocate is the “ethics and integrity” of the profession.  I have been doing this because my personal experiences and knowledge have led me, over the decades, to identify these personality characteristics as being key to general business success.  It’s NOT enough to simply talk about “best practice” or what your company is doing to be more socially responsible and attuned to the needs of stakeholder, the local community and customers.  It’s important to BE “it” and it takes courage to do so at the risk of being “politically incorrect” since, depending on the source of information, approximately 80-90% of the population lacks “ethics” as a basis to conduct their relationships.  So, in order to provide some basis I’d like to share something very interesting I discovered over the holidays from a family member who validated my consideration of “ethics” in society in a very esoteric way.

During the holidays we all chat and catch up with each other, share opinions on every topic imaginable and one of those topics was December 21st in the year 2012.  There are all forms of entertainment and esoteric research documentaries on this, just Google 2012 video for a long list of links.  I’ve personally spent some leisure time watching them, including prophecy regarding the Mayan Calendar and the 2012 date.  What one particular family member had to introduce me to was more interesting to me than anything else about the “the end of the world” and that was the Mayan Calendar of the Conscious Evolution of Earth.  If you have to scroll down to see it, I’ve put it at the end of the post here, right click on it for a larger view in another tab or new window as you read along with me.

As I have now researched and read and had it explained to me by my sibling, this calendar is a MAP of our Universe with relation to it’s Consciousness expanding and moving from single cell life through billions of years to become “homo-sapient” today.  Personally, I can see, as I contemplate the Calendar Steps of the pyramid, that some civilizations and cultures are in their Tribal  and Regional stage of development and achievement.  In other civilizations it depicts scientific, technological and advances in awareness at the Planetary and Galactic levels.   The map also depicts the same number of steps you’d see on a pyramid if visiting any one of them on the Yucatan Peninsula.  The first step is the inception of the Universe and “life” as we know it.  I won’t take time to go into excess detail, but anyone interested should research this for themselves knowing that the Mayans had this as a form of reference and it was given to them by the God “Quetzalcoatl” according to myth or legend, take your pick.

So here I am, looking at this esoteric information and I can’t help, but notice what my family member has pointed out to me based on a discussion about “important personal characteristics to be an ombudsman”; and that is on the 8th step up.  In January 5th of 1999 we entered the Galactic phase of conscious evolution and the cornerstone of what “life” is to achieve is… the practice of Ethics in our relationships and everything we do.  For me personally I have just observed the world around me, watched the news and other media flooding our minds daily and long ago came to my own conclusion that people want truth, honesty, character, integrity, justice, fairness and any other relevant adjective you can think of and they are screaming for it daily all around us.  While they scream for it from our representatives in government, the even bigger question and test is going to be, “will they become “it” themselves first?”  Anyway, if you glance up to the 10th and last step, Universal consciousness, this happens almost 2 full years prior to December 21, 2012 and to me this means we are going to see significant change and the conscious integration of all previous “steps”.  These are not single moments or events in time, but from what I have been told and learned, these are the final steps in our current 76,000 year evolutionary path from an Earth perspective.

In the last year I’ve noticed that clients demand transparency in business, “mouth it” to others, but a vast majority of my time is spent coaching or raising awareness where an individual is emotionally caught up in the idea of justice for themselves at the expense of others.  In order for our profession to help people move out of this, we need to seriously check ourselves and be sure we too are able to, for example, not concern ourselves so much with our own self serving needs in ADR work, but making sure we can communicate and move others to follow our example and listen to and meet ethical needs of others.  I would say, and this is just a glimpse here, we are on the verge of being in a new “Ethical Age” and the dynamics and interactions between individuals up through world government is fascinating to observe; and given the moment of chance… advance to a more Ethical world.  If you really wanted to be in the right profession at the right time… it appears we are in the right place.

Happy New Year to everybody… from the heart.

Fig. A  The Mayan Calendar of Conscious Evolution of Earth


Luigi Cominelli: The Evolving Practice of the Organizational Ombudsman

3 November 2009

In my last article I covered opportunity trends for the Organizational Ombudsman in our increasingly conflicted society primarily based on current anecdotal experience and practicing an “ombudsmanship” role in my corporate, business and organizational development practice.

Immediately following this I discovered that Luigi Cominelli has produced academic research specifically on the Organizational Ombudsman field, something we rarely, if ever see.  Currently he has no sponsor, professional journal or publisher for his work… yet.  What I personally do like is his fortitude to provide a transparent view, insight, for the profession regardless of what “others” may think regarding issues related to confidentiality and best practice.  If you are interested in future trends and reading interviews with contemporary leaders and practitioners our field, his work was produced in May of 2009 and provides very good insight, objective and complete; and within ethical limitation via permission from his sources.

Cominelli presents his paper today, 3 November 2009 at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.  I wish him the best success in his visit to America.

Abstract:
The organizational ombudsman practice is becoming in recent years a new field of interest in the academia. Born in North America and now rapidly spreading to Europe, the organizational ombudsman is a neutral employee in charge of dealing with disputes and complaints within the organization. Many universities, corporations and government agencies have an ombuds office today. What is still lacking is empirical research in the field.
This article features extensive interviews with some of the most prominent people in the organizational ombudsmen world: 8 university ombudsmen, 4 ombudsmen from a government agency, 4 corporate ombudsmen, 1 community ombudsman and 1 ombudsman working in a international organisation.
The research includes participant observation in the meetings of the “Ombudsman Association” and of the “University and College Ombuds Association” and examines two main issues such as the kind of systemic changes induced in organizations and the evaluation of the ombudsman impact.
Finally, among these ombudsman experiences two original ombudsman plans were analyzed in details: the ombudsman/mediator programme in the health care sector and the community ombudsman in charge of dealing with disputes and relational dissatisfaction within a religious community.

Paper available for purchase on AllAcademic.com

One Citation here

and here

Luigi Cominelli public view on LinkedIn