Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg

September Week 1: Making Life Work


Overview And Objectives

This week we begin to consider what it means to build on the basic skills and knowledge that we have been exploring up until now.

So far we have looked at cultural systems and individual stages of development and skills. Now we want to talk about integrating them and see how, when and why they work together.

Becoming A Synthesist And Visionary

Being a visionary can come naturally to sensitive people. This video looks at the visionary possibilities that develop from working with the various building blocks of co-creating.

But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Keys To Developing The Synthesis Skill

Exercises For Advancing Synthesis Skills

Synthesis: A Critical Leadership Skill

The 7 steps in a synthesis process.

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Critical Thinking

An analysis of what is involved in critical thinking.

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How To Synthesize Information

Synthesis is a great skill for changing ideas about possibilities. 

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Synthesis is a rearrangement of the existing into a new form.

Insight 2

A great way to develop a new synthesis is to look for "aha" moments.

Insight 3

Synthesis is a natural process when it arises from new insights.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

Week 1

Week 2 

Week 3

Week 4