News & Ideas: collaboration

#BlackLivesMatter: Lessons from a Leader-ful Movement

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In the 15 years that I have been supporting social change leaders to become more powerful, effective and collaborative I have never been as hopeful as I am today. A new civil rights movement with bold new leadership is emerging,

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Nurturing a Network of Powerful Consultants


The Art of Transformational Consulting is not just a stand-alone professional development opportunity that is complete when the five-day course is over. We just had a clear demonstration that the course itself is only the beginning of a personal and

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Yes to Collaboration, But How?

An artifact from a recent convening about how to start effective networks, summarizing what the participants learned together. The video at the bottom of this post describes this product in more detail.

Like a broken record, progressives have repeated for years that we need to work together and coordinate beyond our traditional divides and “silos.” It is common knowledge. Yet after all these years, effective collaboration, where the whole adds up to more

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Working Together at the Speed of Trust

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The recent success of the People’s Climate March is a powerful example of what’s possible when different parts of the progressive movement coordinate. Over 300,000 people from all walks of life marched to demand action on climate change. Many have

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