Stewardship is the action we take by stepping into the journey we are on. Skillful stewardship starts with creating space in our lives for articulating our meaning in the world, so we can bring our actions into better alignment with our intentions. Stewardship as a practice is all about a serving a being on its journey, so that it can find the fullest expression of itself. All beings can be stewarded including our relationships, our companies, our cities, and beyond.
What journey are you on right now, and what meaning have you uncovered along the way? How are you stewarding the meaning to serve you today?
It’s easy to underestimate the progress that can occur over the long run when we practice stewardship in our lives. Stewardship is perhaps the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others. For this reason, here is a place that we curate Stewardship content for others who are interested to learn more.
Stewards of stewardship philosophy
- Bijoy Goswami, author of “The Human Fabric,” articulates what it means to be a journey entrepreneur.
- Peter Block, author of “Community: The Structure of Belonging,” on shifting the narrative from getting results to making a difference.
- William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
- Alan Watts, author of “Nature, Man, and Woman”, tells the story of the Chinese farmer
Models of skillful stewardship practice
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Lao Tzu
- Oprah Winfrey
- Steve Jobs
- Herb Kelleher
- Bruce Lee
- Austin Originals