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It’s in the Water

Here at the end of May in the time of Covid, the nation is reeling from both the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman as well as the blatant racism of Amy Cooper towards Christian Cooper in Central Park. Both are symptoms of the same problem - deeply...

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Everyday is Today Part 2

As I said in Part 1 of Everyday is Today, a bad meeting is worse online. Adding strong facilitation techniques and some virtual management helps make online meetings the best they can be. A helpful place to start is using Leadership Strategies 6Ps. Answering each of...

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Everyday is Today

“Everyday is today,” said Tom Hanks  on Saturday Night Live sometime in the last Groundhog day of quarantine. “There is no Saturday anymore.” The days just blur together and, to paraphrase Dylan Thomas, “One day was so much like another that I don’t remember if I had...

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Culture is the New OS

The pace of technological change far outpaces my ability to keep up. I feel pretty bad-ass when I update the plugins on my website (even though my website is out of date!) I know about "zaps" and Buffer and SEOs and most days my smart phone doesn't lord it over me...

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Slow Dialogue Movement

With all the accelerated whirlwinds that make us lurch from thing to thing,  I am advocating for the slow dialogue movement! The slow food movement has been around for a long time and there are also slow design and slow cities movements, so why not slow dialogue? I...

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Courageous Conversations

In my work helping people have courageous conversations across differences, I am often asked about how these conversations line up with keeping the peace at work or how one is supposed to just carry on after not just a misunderstanding but after very real differences...

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Words with Privilege

My beloved and I play Words with Friends - an online game that vaguely resembles Scrabble. Words with Friends is way looser and allows you to play words like “ut” or “thouing” - words that many dictionaries don’t recognize and certainly that you never use in casual...

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Interdependence Day

So begins the teller of tales: "Once upon a time there was a people on the edge of destruction: personally, globally and environmentally. These people lived out of relation to the Earth and each other." When the children hear this, they are wide eyed with wonder. "How...

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