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Tom Klaus

Tom Klaus
Tom Klaus has been in nonprofit and social change work his entire career. He has worked with a variety of nonprofits as a consultant in both leadership and organizational development in order to strengthen them and improve sustainability.

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Beyond the Comfort of What We Think We Know

Posted by Tom Klaus on February 24, 2015

Has an over-reliance on "best practices" and "evidence-based" practices struck a deathblow to our ability to think creatively and our courage to be experimental?

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Collective Impact 3.0: Big Ideas from CI Summit in Toronto

Posted by Tom Klaus on October 27, 2014

I'm a really lucky guy. I got to spend a week with my Canadian friends earlier this month and, once again, they both affirmed and pushed my thinking.  

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"The Least of These"

Posted by Tom Klaus on August 21, 2014

My life is haunted. Some of the things that haunt me are the ghosts of stupid things I have done over the course of my life. Many, though, are the spirits of compelling ideas that just will not let go of me.

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Take a Ride on the Wild Side of Leadership

Posted by Tom Klaus on July 31, 2014

Not long ago my friend Mark Holmgren posted a blog titled Becoming a Learning Organization  that got me thinking about what it takes to provide leadership to a learning organization. As Mark points out in his post, learning organizations are more likely to address complex issues and challenges effectively. To be clear, the term "learning organization" does not refer to a specific size, configuration, purpose, or structure of a group. It can refer to a multinational corporation, public agency, small social sector or nonprofit organization, and even a project team. All of these can be learning organizations. The core idea is that it is an entity that has developed the capacity to learn, change, learn some more, and then change some more to respond effectively to its environment. Mark does a great job of explaining how this happens.

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