leadership

Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

May 6, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

After a full year of COVID 19 and its impacts . . . As we continue to suffer and witness suffering and as we continue to expose and witness inequities and hate, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and ... read more


Exercise Radical Trust

Exercise Radical Trust

April 14, 2020 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

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, depression, and acceptance.  Maybe all at once. Maybe all at ... read more


Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 develop a culture of ASKING for feedback. Many organizations invest in ... read more


That's Just the Way We Roll

That’s Just the Way We Roll

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 powerless to change it; And, what's more, if I need ... 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


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


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 


Putting R Before T - It's How S**t Gets Done

Putting R Before T – It’s How S**t Gets Done

January 2, 2016 · by Michele Berry · Leave a Comment

You are juggling your “usual” workday, which seems more and more hectic. The only way to get through everything seems to be with back-to-back meetings. Your head is down, your neck is tight, and you disengaged hours ago. You blindly ... 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


How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

January 2, 2016 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

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 as you bolt forward is a stress response. Your brain perceives danger ... read more


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