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Malcolm McIntosh: A Tribute 2017

 by Sandra Waddock, Boston College   ‘Have fun and laugh. I had a ball. Sorry to go early. Laugh a lot, it oxygenizes the brain just as well as yoga.’ Malcolm McIntosh Malcolm McIntosh’s words, quoted in an announcement of … Continue reading

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National group says employee ownership is a win-win

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 … Continue reading

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Reading Agreements Evidence Map

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Deep Collaboration Requires Three Kinds of Listening, Twice by Jim Ritchie-Dunham

Sometimes we find that no matter how hard we work at something, we are not capable of achieving our goals.  Our own experience and efforts are insufficient to the task.  We realize that we need others.  Other perspectives, other experiences, … Continue reading

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Susan Palmer Review: Healing the Heart of Democracy

Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker Palmer (Jossey-Bass, 2011) What are the big take-aways? In Healing the Heart of Democracy, educator and sociologist Parker Palmer (no relation) deeply … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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An Inside Story for Building a Future Where All Can Thrive

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. … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Gar Alperovitz

by Scott Gast (Orion Magazine) The Next System Project is an effort to “think boldly about what is required to deal with the systemic difficulties facing the United States.” Can you tell us more about it? It is increasingly obvious … Continue reading

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A Friendship, A Love, A Rescue by PARKER J. PALMER

“…I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, … Continue reading

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