Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People — Recommended Reading

Taking my own leadership to the next level, to where it HAS TO BE for the work that it is mine to do. Hard questions of what I need to take on.   I just finished reading the book “Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People” by Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston, walking me through simple exercises with lots […]

The State of Art of Collaborative Networks: Recommended Readings

With almost 2 decades of experience in funding and deeply engaging in collaborative networks for systems change, our colleagues are sharing their observations. Our colleague Jennie Curtis at the Garfield Foundation shares her insights from 16 years of leading foundation support for #collaborativenetworks of #systemschange — Digging Out of Philanthropy’s Entrenched Practices Institute for Strategic Clarity CHOICE Fellow Ruth Rominger, who […]

Economics for Life: Recommended Reading

Sandra Waddock proposes a set of 6 core precepts that could greatly help us address the many huge challenges humanity faces, when we integrate them into our economic framing of human agreements — A New Economic Orthodoxy Economics for Life #StewardshipoftheWhole #CocreatingCollectiveValue #GovernancethroughCosmopolitanLocalism #RegenerationReciprocityandCircularity #RelationshipandConnectedness #EquitableMarketsandTrade #economicsforlife #economicorthodoxy #agreements

4Gen — Bringing Forth the Best of 4 Generations of Leadership — Recommended Readings

Conley, Chip. Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. New York: Currency, 2018. Great innovations.  They always come to people when they are in their 20s.  The brilliant wunderkind.  No wait, some of those society-changing innovations came to people in their 40s.  The mastermind.  Oh, and some big-system changes came to people in their […]

If You Had the Time, Could You? — Recommended Readings

Barbour, Julian. The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Carroll, Sean. From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time. New York: Dutton, 2016. Skow, Bradford. Objective Becoming. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015. If I had the time, I would…  How would you […]

What Did We Know About What Is Real in 1929? — Recommended Reading

Eddington, Arthur Stanley. The Nature of the Physical World. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. In a set of lectures, given in 1927, astronomer Arthur Eddington described an emerging understanding of what was known, at the time, about what was real–the nature of the physical world.  Eddington’s journey to the west coast of Africa to observe […]

What Do We Mean When We Say Something Is Political? — Recommended Readings

Berlin, Isaiah. Liberty. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Cahoone, Lawrence. The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas. Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses, 2014. Fukuyama, Francis. State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. Keltner, Dacher. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. New York: Penguin […]

How Influence Spreads Through Human Interactions — Recommended Readings

Centola, Damon. How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Ferguson, Niall. The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. How do networks work?  How does influence spread amongst people, through human interactions? Historian Niall Ferguson digs into the archives, exploring […]

Resilience at Scale — Recommended Readings

Coleman, Peter T. The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts. New York: Public Affairs, 2011. Homer-Dixon, Thomas. Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2006. Rose, Jonathan F.P. The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life. New York: […]