DISCOVERING others’ GIFTS: re-humanizing our communities

CoreChange Day 2

Did over 500 people just open their eyes? Did Core Change Cincinnati just facilitate the collective BLINK of new possibilities? This past weekend, about 500 citizens came together to reinvent the new American city for Cincinnati. Acting as a recorder … Continue reading

Organization Development Series Part 3 – The DOJO of Organizing


The DOJO of Organizing: Five Practices of the Empowered Shift The Place of TAO Traditionally, we think of a Dojo as a training hall for the practice of martial arts. I want to expand this notion, beyond the sense of … Continue reading

Organization Development Series Part 2 – The SHIH of Organizing


The SHIH of Organizing   “Shih, a position of potential force—the position of a boulder perched precariously on a hilltop, say, or of a bowstring stretched taut. A tap on the boulder, the release of the bowstring, and potential force … Continue reading

Organization Development Series Part 1 – The TAO Of Organizing

Change Theories Embedded in Union Organizing: Theoretical & Applied Organizing (the TAO) (Part 1 in a series on organization development and organizing)   Introduction “Organizing is both an art and a science” — George Hardy, (former President SEIU healthcare399) Understanding … Continue reading

Sweating The Small Stuff – My Favorite Quotes

Below is a collection of some of my favorite quotes on details and the small stuff… “Inches make champions” — Vince Lombardi “You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game – life or … Continue reading

Rethinking Organizing

Reframing Union Organizing

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The Limits Of The Push In Organzing And The Possiblities Of The Pull

“If the only tool you have is a hammer….eventually every problem starts to look like a nail.” — Albert Maslow Dialogic challenge  — as a “push” – is an effective tool to reframing out of the current state to a … Continue reading