The neighbors celebrate with pot banging and dancing in the streets. I join for a time, to be neighborly and because I share in the collective relief, the lifting of an incalculable weight on the spirit. We have earned a … Read More
I intend to share ideas about processes that support the effective functioning of justice seeking organizations. As an Organization Development consultant, I focus on how organizations function and how departments, programs, and/or people work together to best effect. I explore how people engage or only partially engage with each other and the resulting impact on social change. Because I’m also committed to the issues that my clients work on, I’ll discuss current events, justice, and implications of news stories or community events. And, as a colleague to other OD consultants, I hope to spark conversations among those of us working to advance racial justice and social change through coaching, organizational design, and leadership development. I share my musings in the hopes that they support learning and, therefore, change.
As the country (and countries) take up the call against police and extrajudicial violence in the latest examples—Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Christian Cooper—I have been thinking that it is almost too easy to be shocked and appalled by … Read More
While we’re at it, why don’t we also…? Before I leave for the next meeting, let me do just one more thing. I’ll skip the gym/art class/music performance/time with family and friends because I need to get these next three … Read More
The Neighborhood in the Office
I moved into a new neighborhood. I thought I was moving into a new house. As with most changes, this one was fraught with anticipation, concern, comparisons to what I left behind and the ideal that no actual house will … Read More
Small Changes, Big Differences
I’d been feeling swamped and adrift with too much to do and not a clear sense of accomplishment. I know I’m not alone. I know too many leaders who feel they are the ball in the pinball machine. What to … Read More