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‘Appreciative inquiry’ accelerates what’s working

by Lindsey Godwin Aug. 28, 2018 Editor’s note: The following is a contributed piece by Lindsey Godwin, academic director at the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College. I knew a … Continue reading

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The Power of Continuity by Jim Ritchie-Dunham

Does it make a difference if you care about what you do?  If you are really passionate and committed to what you give energy, or if it is just something that you do, because there is nothing better to do? … Continue reading

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Purpose After Polman: How the Poster Child for Purpose Paved the Way for Future Leadership

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/aaron_pickering/purpose_after_polman_how_poster_child_purpose_paved_way_fu   Last month, when news broke that Unilever would begin the search for Paul Polman’s successor, it sent shockwaves through the business world. As the poster child for Purpose in business, what would this mean for the future of businesses that aim to grow … Continue reading

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Employee ownership and the next system–Interview with Professor Joseph R. Blasi

The Democracy Collaborative’s Research Director Thomas Hanna and Next System Project Deputy Director Dana Brown sat down with Dr. Joseph Blasi pre-eminent expert on employee ownership, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, and regular contributor to … Continue reading

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MITx u.lab: Education As Activating Social Fields

Being a part of this Mitx U.Lab experience opened fields of possibilities for me. Thank you Otto Scharmer et al.   Otto Scharmer Senior Lecturer, MIT; Co-founder, Presencing Institute  Until last year, the number of students in my classes at MIT … Continue reading

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9 Habits of Super Positive People by Angel Chernoff

Life is full of positive experiences.  Notice them.  Notice the sun warming your skin, the small child learning to walk, and the smiling faces around you.  Smell the rain, and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential … Continue reading

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Appreciative Inquiry and the Power of Negative Thinking

Why we need to overcome our negative bias and six ways to do it  All of you who are familiar with the Appreciative Inquiry approach to organisational, project and personal development will be aware of the following “Big Five” interlinked and overlapping … Continue reading

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Leading change: First in the subtle, then in the world.

by ancaspari If you want to lead change – personal, organizational or societal – you have to know intimately how change works. This includes experiential clarity in knowing how to overcome – and help overcome – resistance towards change. It … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Proposes To Boost Worker-Ownership Of Companies

August 17, 2015 Dave Johnson Businesses are run for a profit that goes into the pockets of the business’ “investors.” To be an investor requires that you have money. This is a rigged system that by definition channels the returns … Continue reading

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The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field

Otto Scharmer’s blog below deserves great consideration and discussion.   Otto Scharmer    This blog is a bit longer than usual. But if you are interested in the invisible dimension of leading profound social change — and in a blend of action science … Continue reading

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