Stories: Prioritizing Time for Building Trust

What does it make possible when people who work together know each other as whole people? That question led off this post about creating supportive, joyful teams. It also kicked off a whole series of posts in our weekly eJournal, with practice exercises for getting to know each other. Here’s the thing, though: All the … Read more

Bringing Out Our Best (When We’re At Our Worst)

The worst time for having to be with lots of other people is when we’re feeling stressed or even depressed. The holidays often bring both those things at the same time — stress AND being with people. Talk about set up to fail! My Catalytic Thinking practice has changed all that for me. When I let that … Read more

Workplace Teams: People Bringing Out the Best in Each Other

The first few weeks at a new job or with a new team can be stressful. Individuals are assigned work based on their job titles. From there, team members are expected to figure out how to work well together. And as all of us have experienced at some point in our careers, “working well together” … Read more

Legal Compliance Made Interesting (July 2016 Board Meeting)

The July 2016 Creating the Future board meeting will focus on legal compliance. • While Creating the Future is in transition from one organizational structure to the next, are we remaining in compliance with the law? With our own bylaws? • If not, what will we do about that? Warning: If you’re thinking this is a … Read more

Mashing Up an Education Tech Platform

Last fall, as we set out to launch a new online curriculum at Creating the Future, Dimitri posted this post asking for input about possible technology platforms for teaching these classes. Many people responded to that post, some in the comments, many more privately. Some suggested specific platforms, while others helped deepen our search by … Read more