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Business & IndustryBuild Adaptive Capacity
. . . Or what I learned about my role in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives from a baby
Business & IndustryCollaborate to Create Community
In this post, I share my perspectives about the value and potential for diversity and inclusion work, supplemented by current voices and events that inspire me. I have borrowed the title “The Truth about Diversity and Inclusion” from Joe Gerstandt’s fine essay , and added some thoughts about the meaning I am making of it and how that can inform next steps. This is an introduction to an Adaptive Action Lab coming up later this summer.
Business & IndustryPlan in Uncertainty
We all know how to plan, right? You figure out what you want to do. You map out the steps to get it done. You take those steps. You check to be sure you are finished. Easy! Except in the complexity of real life, you can’t always just march through those steps. Sometimes in the midst of planning you find barriers you never expected. Or you find that you are out of sync with those around you. Or you find that you have a bright and shiny new multi-phased strategic plan that never got implemented. Or you find that the plan you devise has too many gaps or questions left unanswered. It’s frustrating and defeating, and it might make you wonder why you should try to plan at all!
GovernmentBuild Adaptive Capacity
Most of my answers begin with, “It depends.” That means that the next question is usually, “On what?” Then the conversation gets really interesting. When we are working on a particular sticky issue, it depends on the specifics of that situation. Insights and actions rely on the patterns we are aware of in the “here and now.” Every situation is unique. Every set of interdependencies is different, but we have developed some general rules that help us see which relationships are most important and what we should pay attention to.
Business & IndustryCollaborate to Create Community
Last autumn I went for a Sunday walk in Belgium with my friend and colleague Anne Lemaire . Here’s a photo of the map we used:
Business & IndustryLead in Complexity
The Civil Rights Movement, it wasn't just a couple of, you know, superstars like Martin Luther King. It was thousands and thousands - millions, I should say - of people taking risks, becoming leaders in their community. Barbara Ehrenreich
GovernmentLead in Complexity
Everyone can be a leader. From the boardroom to the backyard, leadership is in your reach. Regardless of whether or not you have a formal leadership role, you can take action and set conditions for those around you to be successful. Here is how: 1) recognize the leadership opportunities available to you each day, 2) use your ability to influence and take action, and 3) find the tools and tips needed to lead even when the situation is complex.
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