systems change

Authentic Leadership, Yes, But for What Purpose?

May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Authentic Leadership, Yes, But for What Purpose?

What does it mean to be real with ourselves and others in our everyday lives and at work? What does it mean to lead from an authentic place and why is even important?

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Mary Catherine Bateson on the sustainability of ideas

February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mary Catherine Bateson on the sustainability of ideas

“It might be useful to ask about the sustainability of ideas, just as we have begun to ask about human activities, for sustainability carries with it the notions of resilience and variation over time… [We need] to know more about what it takes to get a new idea integrated into an existing system of ideas […]

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Jobs come through relationships now, so let’s improve the quality of our relationships

July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Jobs come through relationships now, so let’s improve the quality of our relationships

It isn’t that career ladders don’t exist anymore or aren’t useful. We’re just beginning to pay attention to how well those ladders are made, who’s making them and why, and whether or not we even need a ladder to get where we’re going.

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Ride the Wave Into the New Creative Economy

February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Ride the Wave Into the New Creative Economy

There are two ways to look toward the future of work: What might the world need from us in terms of the companies we build or work we do? And to what degree are we prepared to navigate industries and work environments that are changing fast whether we like it or not?

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The Future (and Present) of Work Is All About Systems

January 23, 2012 0 Comments
The Future (and Present) of Work Is All About Systems

Originally published at Boston.com on January 19, 2012 In my last blog, Forays into the Future of Work, I ask, “What skills and qualities will serve us in the future?” and offer the idea that the world needs connectors. It’s a simple enough idea to grasp, but it’s worth exploring because it can easily get lost […]

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Forays into the Future of Work

January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Forays into the Future of Work

Originally published at Boston.com on January 6, 2012 Over on the NewProsperity blog in December, I had the privilege of posting a piece by fellow Bostonian Nathan Rothstein on what he hopes for the future of education. Nathan reflects on the importance of financial literacy, civics education, and service for recent grads. Too many young people […]

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Charles Eisenstein on career and money

August 17, 2011 0 Comments
Charles Eisenstein on career and money

“Each one of us has unique and necessary gifts. If you don’t know what those are, that’s excusable because we’ve grown up in an educational system that often suppresses those gifts and says ‘No, no, no. You’re purpose is not to give, your purpose is to take, and how can you best make a living? […]

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Walking Out Over and Over Again

July 12, 2011 0 Comments
Walking Out Over and Over Again

The world needs walkouts who walk on. When we make a choice to walk out of what no longer serves us (or the people and planet we care about), we embolden others to do the same.

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Caroline Knapp on writing and activism

June 19, 2011 0 Comments
Caroline Knapp on writing and activism

“Steering hope away from false gods, shepherding the focus back toward the heart, learning to see one’s private pain in a larger context, coming to link body with spirit: This, of course, is the essence of revolutionary work, and it always requires the reframing potential of language, the ability of words to fuel insight, rearrange facts, break down old paradigms.” […]

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Turning Up the Volume on Women’s Voices

April 8, 2011 0 Comments
Turning Up the Volume on Women’s Voices

Originally published in Color Magazine, March 2011 Where are the women? In business, technology and media, among other fields, this is the big question we seem to be asking ourselves again and again as a society. It’s the headline of more than a few articles and columns. Despite an appreciation for women’s unique skills and […]

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