When you work for social change – results matter.
Students stood by their teachers and helped with the L.A. Teachers strike in January League of Women Voters Futures Committee meets to strategize a future where there is a First responders applaud healthcare workers at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic 68% of coronavirus deaths in Chicago in April were African American.  The virus doesn't discriminate, society does. The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Spring 2020

That's Just the Way We Roll

That’s Just the Way We Roll

When people use the "that's-just-the-way-we-roll" defense, there is an air of inevitability to it. It's as if they are saying, 'it's out of my hands, it can't be helped, I'm ... read more

Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

Ask for it. And if you have trouble asking, now's your chance to get better at receiving feedback. The number one way to increase the amount of feedback in your organization is to ... read more

Exercise Radical Trust

Exercise Radical Trust

An organizing principle for leading staff in this time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty Over the last four weeks, you have probably experienced each stage of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, ... read more

Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

In this crisis . . . Where trauma and injustice are both deeply personal and mission critical, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and compassionate. Take care of your ... read more

Hector, I will miss you, compañero

Hector, I will miss you, compañero

Thursday night  we lost a long-time friend and colleague, Hector Figueroa, who passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 57.  Hector was the President of SEIU Local 32BJ representing ... read more

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

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. ... read more

How to make change inevitable

How to make change inevitable

We hear often that organizational change is a drag and takes a long time.  We may even have experienced change that drawn out and painful, resulting in only modest moves. But ... read more

The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

We shouldn't be surprised that an historic moment in the U.S. labor movement didn’t make much of a splash. It wasn’t even the biggest news coming out of the Supreme Court that ... read more

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

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 ... read more

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

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 ... read more