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


Your gift: an end to worrying

Your gift: an end to worrying

January 4, 2017 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 these questions to put your thinking to good use! generative-questions 


Three Keys to Bouncing Back in Fighting Form

Three Keys to Bouncing Back in Fighting Form

November 27, 2016 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 was a night for outsiders, as the voters returned the ... read more


Time to double down: What the demise of Friedrichs means for labor

Time to double down: What the demise of Friedrichs means for labor

March 24, 2016 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

When Antonin Scalia died in Texas last month, public sector unions got some breathing room.  Friedrichs vs California Teachers Association - the case that was expected to overturn Abood vs Detroit Board of Ed in April – ended up in a ... read more


Open, collaborative, curious

Open, collaborative, curious

July 17, 2015 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 women's rights in the labor movement.  Organizing non-traditional workers into unions and fighting ... read more


3 pitfalls to avoid after a loss

3 pitfalls to avoid after a loss

November 15, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

1. Catastrophizing It is possible to make too much of a bad thing. Exaggerating the potential downside of a loss may make you feel more righteous, but it will not help illuminate your strategy or give you energy for the ... read more


The Art of Receiving Feedback

The Art of Receiving Feedback

June 24, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 unfortunate side effect of how our brains work, however, is ... read more


Passionate, loving, open

Passionate, loving, open

January 8, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · 1 Comment

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 looks in every way to lead by example.  1. What three ... read more


[201]4 Practices for Resilient Leadership

[201]4 Practices for Resilient Leadership

January 4, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

2013 was the year you learned what it means to be resilient: we lost basic rights we thought were immutable, a dysfunctional Congress shut down government,  and a worsening environment demonstrated its wrath...  then, as the fall progressed, through emerging ... read more


Decisive: the anti-blinking guide to decision making

Decisive: the anti-blinking guide to decision making

July 9, 2013 · by Alvarez Porter Group · 1 Comment

I have to confess, I loved reading Chip and Dan Heath's previous books, Switch and Made to Stick, because they tell such great stories, use brain science, and offer really practical tools.  So I was really looking forward to hearing ... read more


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