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Human to Human is Taking a Rest Through December 2018 Though I love noticing, wondering, writing, and posting on this blog, my next few months are for writing in other forms -- and for shaking things up a bit personally. Thanks for staying connected in the intent to notice the human kindness, consciousness, and flow with life itself that is beneath so much of this participative leadership. Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, returning January 2019, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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How Change Happens Today

When in New Zealand I heard a story from friends there about the power of a social network to create change. Cadbury New Zealand had changed one of the ingredients in its chocolate (which is very delicious by the way). It removed cocoa butter, I believe, and replaced it with palm oil. This was met with resistance by some. Palm… Continue reading

Questions for Checkin

Lately I have been asking three simple questions. Who are you? What is it like to be you? What has your attention? I ask these three questions of groups as they interact. I ask them of myself. I sometimes ask them at the beginning of gatherings, and often in some form, at the end. In participatory leadership, the conversations that… Continue reading

Six Hopes and Leadership Practices

Three days ago, I sat by a morning fire at the Whatipu Lodge, very near the Tasman Sea and the Manukau Harbor in New Zealand. It was a day when I knew that the remaining four of us, those who had called, designed, and hosted a men’s gathering, would be leaving to a new place. Four of us had a… Continue reading