Over the holidays the Governor General announced the new appointments to the Order of Canada and our Co-CEO Paul Born was named amongst the 120 recipients.Read More
In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.
In his ground-breaking book The Speed of Trust, Stephen Covey describes five waves of trust. The first two he tackles are self trust and relational trust. He notes that foundationally, we must trust ourselves, living with integrity and fulfilling our commitments. The second relational wave of trust is based on the principle of consistent behaviour and investing in and generating trust with others. Throughout the book Covey describes the reciprocal nature of trust, that it is about giving and receiving.Read More
More than 500 foundation leaders attended the Philippines League of Corporate Foundations annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo in Manila in July. Highlighting the themes of collaboration and collective impact, the CSR Expo also focused on the progress being made on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.Read More
One of the first phrases I encountered at Tamarack was ‘act like an organization, think like a movement’ which is attributed to Al Etmanski and Vicki Cammack. Like so many other things, I have had to consider this phrase and make it real to my experience of community change.Read More
Last week I engaged in an online conversation with colleagues about failure. There was an online post that asked the question about whether the current culture has a preference for failure over achieving outcomes. Shortly after, I was following a complexity workshop where the panel discussed the importance of failure as a mechanism for learning. There were several tweets about failing forward.Read More