When you work for social change – results matter.
Cambodian workers rally for minimum wage Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union Fast food workers sit in for $15 and a union for the 4th straight year Texas Organizing Project members rally for immigrants rights The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Our behaviors may feel predetermined by rules, priorities or habits, but when it comes right down to it, we make our own choices. To lead change, we need to take it to the next level and become masters of our own agency.  Read here about people, strategies and tools that will inspire and help you to make the choices that matter.

Friedrichs Redux

Friedrichs Redux

The third in a series. See Time to Double Down and 4 Things Public Sector Unions Are Doing Among the many uncertainties there are about the new administration, there is one thing we ... read more

Your gift: an end to worrying

Your gift: an end to worrying

You might think there is plenty to worry about in 2017, but what would happen if we spent less time ruminating and more time in generative thinking?  Print and post ... read more

Collaborative, curious and flexible

Collaborative, curious and flexible

Bob Lawson  b. 1944 in Midland, Texas In 1966, Bob went to Chicago to work with JOIN (originally an SDS community organizing project building a multi-racial movement of the poor) and organized young white guys ... read more

Three Keys to Bouncing Back in Fighting Form

Three Keys to Bouncing Back in Fighting Form

Trump’s victory hit hard, starting on election night, when we watched polls and pundits get it wrong.   The results weren’t just unexpected, they were unnerving.  We couldn’t even say it ... read more

Passionate, loving, open

Passionate, loving, open

Sofia Campos b. 1989, Peru Heading up the “United we Dream” network of youth-led immigrant organizations is a very personal act of love for this organizer, teacher, student, writer, and dancer who ... read more

How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

You know that feeling. You look at the time and suddenly realize you are late. You feel a rush of adrenaline and spring to action. What is happening in your body ... read more

The Art of Receiving Feedback

The Art of Receiving Feedback

If receiving feedback were as simple as listening to what people have to tell us and making necessary adjustments, we would all be so much wiser than we are.  The ... read more

5 Best Tools for Online Collaboration

5 Best Tools for Online Collaboration

As travel budgets tighten and the need for collaboration increases, you are probably spending more of your time on conference calls, reading emails, and feeling disconnected from your team. This does ... read more

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Do you have a co-worker who brings down the morale of the team? Does your office sometimes feel like a battleground of "us" vs. "them"? Are you tired of trying to please ... read more

Open, collaborative, curious

Open, collaborative, curious

Elizabeth Bunn   In her current role as Organizing  Director of the AFL-CIO, through two terms as Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW and throughout her career, Elizabeth Bunn has been blazing a trail for women leaders and ... read more