Polarity Thinking: New Study Shows a Correlation Between Tightness & Looseness and If a State is Red or Blue

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I recently read the article How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map by Chris Cillizza. It’s a very interesting article that parallels concepts that mirror polarity thinking. Polarity thinkers have a maxim about “finding the genius of Both/And and moving … Continue reading

E-book Coming Soon!: Journey(s) of Discovery

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I’m excited to introduce a PlayGuide for those that want to explore their community with new, appreciative eyes…but through games and creative play. Jounrey(s) of Discovery is a PlayGuide for: making Connections fostering Creativity experiencing Community This is the first … Continue reading

Gifts-mining at Starfire

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People have probably heard of the concept of data-mining–the practice of inventorying particular defined indicators for an intended purpose. Well, identifying Gifts is not just a feel-good thing to do. Gifts-mining is the intentional and structured way of discovering what people are … Continue reading

Asset-Based approach to building organizations

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Asset-Based approach to building organizations   Some new thoughts based off of my collaboration with communities and organizations…..   The few basic premises that form the foundational principles are: Communities/Organizations can do more by having an ASSETS-based approach rather than … Continue reading

6 Conversations that Matter (Peter Block)

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   6 Conversations that Matter™ (Peter Block’s leadership language in action)    Power of Narrative Empire Peter wove in the work of scripture scholar Dr. Walter Brueggman around the archetypal narrative of the Pharoah.  Modern day society resembles the form … Continue reading

Empathy First…Influence Next

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How often have you heard this?  “Wow, that person just gets me. They’re good with people. They really know how to build rapport. They’re so responsive. We’re on the same wavelength!”  Who pops into your mind? Well, you’re describing someone … Continue reading

DISCOVERING others’ GIFTS: re-humanizing our communities

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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

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