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    National group says employee ownership is a win-win

    by  • June 7, 2017 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:30 pm   By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org BURLINGTON — A speaker for a national group said Friday that Vermont businesses should consider selling to their employees as a way to help them build assets and reduce wealth inequality. Marjorie Kelly, from the Democracy Collaborative, said businesses across the country whose...

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    Reading Agreements Evidence Map

    by  • May 16, 2017 • Blog, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Jim Ritchie Dunham What we want to see Our daily experiences, outcomes, and the impact resilience of our efforts are deeply influenced by a set of deep, underlying agreements that we rarely see and usually accept unconsciously—a vast array of interwoven, socially embedded, economic, political, cultural and social assumptions.  If we want more engaging...

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    Changing on the Job Developing Leaders for a Complex World by Jennifer Garvey Berger

    by  • April 13, 2017 • Book Review, Evolutionary, Leadership, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Book Review in the Harvard Educational Review Developing professionals, especially leaders, who can understand and effectively navigate the complexities of twenty-first-century organizational life—a central aim of many adult educators, school administrators, professional coachevars, and organizational consultants—is a daunting and critical task. In her book Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World,...

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    Tragic, Sudden Passing of GoodWorks’ Samuel Cornthwaite Sends Shockwaves Through Beijing’s Expat Community

    by  • September 8, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    One of Beijing’s most beloved goodwill workers – Sam Cornthwaite, co-founder of the non-profit corporation GoodWorks Coffee & Tea – died suddenly last night (Sep 6) after a short illness, sending shockwaves through the city’s expat community. Yesterday, reports began circulating that the 26-year-old had fallen seriously ill with complications from acute pancreatitis over the weekend. Almost immediately...

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    An Inside Story for Building a Future Where All Can Thrive

    by  • June 19, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Cecile G. Betit Independent researcher, USA This short essay suggests the importance of reflective/contemplative practices (discourse, journaling, meditation, mindfulness, inquiry, walking, etc.) for developing the inner life with its capacities for knowing, values, compass, multiple intelligences, consciousness, wisdom and imagination. These are seen as essential building blocks for shifts in consciousness toward compassion, empathy,...

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    Eight Weeks to a Better Brain

    by  • November 29, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Harvard  Gazette   http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/ January 21, 2011 By Sue McGreevey, MGH Communications Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by...

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