Know what motivates you, what you believe, the principles you live by.
Know your gifts, what you offer to the world.
Know your passions, what you really care about.
Know what you offer that the world really needs, your purpose.
Know what you need, and what you want, your intention.
Know who you really are, the qualities that define and limit you.
Know how political systems work, and when they don’t.
Know how economic systems work, and when they don’t.
Know how complex social and ecological systems work, and when they don’t.
Know how education systems work, and when they don’t.
Know how health systems work, and when they don’t.
Know about the arts and the creative process.
Know about the process of innovation and essential sustainable technologies.
Know about the sciences and the process of discovery and invention.
Understand the basics of human nature.
Understand how nature and natural systems work as opposed to human-designed mechanical systems.
How to analyze.
How to collaborate.
How to converse and articulate.
How to design and create.
How to think critically.
How to demonstrate to others.
How to find partners for life and work.
How to research.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s food.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s clothing and other personal effects.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s shelter and basic household goods.
How to capture, provide and manage your own and your community’s water and waste disposal.
How to create, provide and manage your own and your community’s energy for light, heat and machinery operation.
How to make a living for yourself in a cooperative enterprise, a collective livelihood that others value.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s information and communication tools and infrastructure.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s transportation tools and infrastructure.
How to manage your own health and well-being within your community.
How to make, provide and manage your own and your community’s education media, tools and infrastructure.
How to make, provide and manage your own recreation and entertainment.
How to craft and tell stories.
How to distill and synthesize ideas and information.
How to visualize what is, what may occur, and what is possible to do.
How to write well.
Ability to befriend.
Caring and compassion.
Ability to connect with place.
Ability to be intentional.
Ability to learn.
Ability to live naturally.
Ability to communicate non-verbally.
Ability to see patterns.
Ability to play.
Ability to reflect.
Compassion and care for oneself.
Ability to sense and make sense.
Ability to respect difference, dissonance and incongruity including that between one’s self-interest and the collective interest.
Ability to accept what is, what is happening and what may happen.
Ability to appreciate, to see value and beauty in everything.
Ability to give full attention and pay attention.
Ability to let go.
Ability to self-manage and to be self-aware.
Acknowledging and celebrating
Ability to build on others’ work and ideas.
Ability to clarify and differentiate.
Ability to elicit.
Ability to exemplify and model.
Generosity and sharing.
Ability to hold space: Patience, letting emerge, suspending, setting boundaries, constraining, keeping perspective, containing and holding open.
Ability to improvise.
Ability to invite.
Ability to make connection: Threading and connecting people to people and to ideas.
Ability to reconcile, depersonalize, synergize, resolve conflict and hence achieve convergence and consensus.
Ability to name what others cannot articulate, don’t realize or will not say.
Presence and grace.
Ability to provoke and challenge “accepted wisdom”.
Ability to release others’ tension.
Ability to shift perspective, focus or balance of power.
Ability to translate, and in the process make more understandable.