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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, 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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Christina Baldwin wrote a book called StoryCatcher. It is a delightful read reflecting so much of the depth of her life. It is a delightful invitation to notice the power — learning, relationships, pathway to action — that can show up in listening to and mining our stories.

Three days ago I met with fellow board members from the… Continue reading

In A Place Called Home

A gorgeous piece here from David Isaacs of The World Cafe Foundation. I love the sense of channeling that David offers here, with such deep purpose and vision of human cafes all over the world, changing the world and changing us along the way.

When I came across this piece that came through me 11 years ago, I thought… Continue reading

5 Breaths of Design

The 5 ‘Breaths’ of Design

When we notice the diamond, we can see that it forms the basis for entire projects. This map shows five diamonds linked together, each one leading to another. These five diamonds represent five major stages in project design. In practice it feels like these are breaths, each one leading to the next.

Birth of the… Continue reading