The challenge of changing your culture.

Measles, Mumps, and Collective Action

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:28+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Collective Conversations, Culture Change, Engagement, Mobilization|

Over the last few months, those of us in the United States have been engaged in a vigorous debate about whether parents have the right to refuse to vaccinate their children. It’s a conversation that evokes passion on all sides of the issue. […]

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

By | 2015-01-01T11:06:38+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Culture Change, Headlines, News, Strategic Choices|

I was searching for a unique way to commemorate the New Year, so I asked my wife, Lisa, for some ideas. She suggested I consider this short sentence from Their Eyes Were Watching God, a legendary book from celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”  […]

Restorative Justice and the Power of Confession

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:32+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Collective Conversations, Culture Change, Emerging Leaders, Headlines, News|

We live in a deeply divided country. There are divides that cut across racial, political, and socioeconomic lines. These divides are the stories and headlines we see daily on the news all around the country. […]

Who Are You Looking For?

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Collective Impact, Culture Change, Engagement, Headlines|

If you are like most people, you probably have heard about Hannah Graham, the second-year student at the University of Virginia who went missing on September 13th of this year. Her story has understandably connected with millions of people across the country. One only need to view the video footage of Timothy J. Longo, Sr., Chief of [...]

The Muppets, Capitol Hill, and Collective Inaction

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Culture Change, Mobilization|

Working as a “staffer” on Capitol Hill can be difficult, to say the least. I had the opportunity this week to deliver a 2-hour seminar to the people who work in the trenches to support our democracy. It was an interesting experience. […]