Winter 2018 News

“It is our choices who show what we truly are, Harry, far more than our abilities.” Albus Dumbledore

 

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

March 20, 2018 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

What will public sector union members do when they have a choice? #janus #openshop #letsgetready You’re at your cousin’s wedding reception and you are having an okay time.  The cake has been cut and a few people are dancing.  Some people leave ... read more


Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

January 5, 2018 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

Imagine this:  hundreds and even thousands of conversations happening all over the country.  People in pairs, small groups, big halls. Whispers growing into chatters growing into a cacophony of excitement and possibility.  Listen as the talk leads to action which ... read more


Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

January 7, 2018 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

This year, a group of fifteen organizing leaders from economic and racial justice organizations across the country will launch the CIWO/APG Ignite Coaching Cohort on Distributed Leadership.  The Coaching Cohort is a pilot program being sponsored by the Alvarez Porter Group and the ... read more


Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

May 24, 2017 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

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 a group called Uptown Goodfellows and later they started an organization in Chicago called Rising ... read more


Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

May 27, 2017 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

In moments of great threat and great possibility tensions can be heightened.  The pressure to adapt to change, tighten belts and take effective action exacerbates issues that may have been dormant.  If you are experiencing this just know it is part ... read more


Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

May 28, 2013 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

I was having coffee with Laura, a middle school teacher, when she told me she couldn’t remember a time when her administrator had pointed out something she had done well.  She only ever heard from him when she made a mistake.  “I ... read more


Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

January 2, 2016 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

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 people who fault everything you do? If you answered yes to ... read more