Exactly what is are rituals, and how do they affect our lives? Some of the most recognizable rituals are marriages, funerals, graduations, coronations and presidential inaugurations, oaths of allegiance, dedication ceremonies, etc. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome ritual expert Ezra Bookman to share the benefits of rituals in the workplace and how they can help to improve morale & create a more connected community.
Quote: “The question that you just have to ask yourself is not…do I need or do I want rituals at my workplace? It’s, do I want good effective rituals that work for me and my vision?” Ezra Bookman
This was such a great interview packed with so much inspirational information that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series. Here’s the link to Part 1: https://roxannederhodge.com/rituals-with-ezra-bookman/
Watch the video here: Rituals And the ROR: Return On Relationships (Part II) with Ezra Bookman
Listen to the podcast here: Rituals And the ROR: Return On Relationships (Part II) with Ezra Bookman
Ezra is a nationally recognized experience designer, artist, and facilitator exploring the transformational power of ritual. He is the creator of Ritualist, a creative studio helping leaders cultivate more conscious companies and connected communities; the youngest member on the Board of Directors of The Secret City, an Obie Award-winning arts organization; and the former Artistic Director for Lab/Shul, an experimental, artist-driven, God-optional Jewish community in NYC.
Authentic Touch Points:
- Why leaders need to consider rituals. 2:00
- The power of tiny rituals. 6:30
- The difference a minute or two can make. 11:00
- Intention, attention, and gratitude. 14:00
- Advice for new leaders. 16:00
- Designing rituals. 20:00
- Turning adversity into something beautiful. 25:00
- Growth = the need for rituals. 30:00
Ezra has collaborated with organizations like The Joy List, Reimagine Festival, The NYC Mayor’s Office, Ephemeral Tattoos, Rally, House of Yes, Reboot, and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and has co-produced events featuring visionary thought-leaders and artists alike. His large-scale participatory performance art rituals were presented at Hammerstein Ballroom, Grand Prospect Hall, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
As I offer executive coaching, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic selves to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict.