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Boundaries for Work: A Contract With Yourself

Boundaries for Work: A Contract With Yourself

Raquel usually finds herself not present at the dinner table with her partner and children as her mind is flooded with her unfinished to-do list. Pam’s frequent travel for work is a constant source of tension with her partner. Levon finds it almost possible to really...
Tools in Action: Center for Story-Based Strategy

Tools in Action: Center for Story-Based Strategy

We are proud of our Tools for Transformation, but never more so than when we see them in action. It’s great to see social change leaders and organizations increase their impact with the help of our tools, and the new innovations, practices, and ideas that surface...
How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

As you look towards this new year, what do you want to call in for yourself? Are there changes you wish to make in the work you do or the way you do it? How do you feel about your relations with friends, family and community? What about care for your body, mind and...
Four Problems with Power for Progressive Leaders

Four Problems with Power for Progressive Leaders

Discomfort around power and authority can be a serious challenge for progressive leaders and organizations. I’d like to introduce a practical tool and a framework to help diagnose and solve this common and deep-seated problem. First, imagine this scenario. Maybe...
Are You Suffering from Leader-itis?

Are You Suffering from Leader-itis?

I don’t want to alarm you, but if you’re in a leadership role you are at high risk for a serious ailment—leader-itis. I consulted the psychologists’ “bible”—the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)—and did not find any listing for “leader-itis.”...
7 Powerful Tools to Keep Your Cool at Work

7 Powerful Tools to Keep Your Cool at Work

Do you find yourself in some situations reacting emotionally in ways you later regret? Do you lose your confidence and sense of personal power with certain people or situations? Do you not know how to deal skillfully with other people when they’re triggered? If you...
Achieving Transformative Feminist Leadership

Achieving Transformative Feminist Leadership

A dream team of feminist leaders and thinkers recently published a powerful new toolkit to support transformative feminist leaders and organizations.  Achieving Transformative Feminist Leadership: A Toolkit for Organisations and Movements was written by Srilatha...
Featured Tool: 5 Pathways to Effective Decisions

Featured Tool: 5 Pathways to Effective Decisions

Whether you are a leader or a team member making decisions can be the hardest part of your work. As leaders we need to ask ourselves: Does everyone in your organization understand who makes what decisions? Does your staff sometimes complain about not feeling included...
Featured Tool: Partnering with Consultants

Featured Tool: Partnering with Consultants

Do you need help? Help with organizational development? Team building? Board development? Fundraising? Leadership development? Transition planning? Facilitation of an important meeting? You might need to hire a consultant. A lot of organizations do. Just one...
Featured Tool: Creating Team Agreements

Featured Tool: Creating Team Agreements

A room full of talent can be difficult to manage. Ask yourself: Are you fully satisfied with your team’s culture and performance? Are you sometimes frustrated at a lack of accountability? Do people say in your meetings what’s said in the hallways? Do people...
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