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The Cynefin Framework

The Cynefin Framework is central to Cognitive Edge methods and tools. It allows executives to see things from new viewpoints, assimilate complex concepts
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I was absolutely blown away with how elegant and powerful this framework is for thinking about how to make decisions about complex scenarios. This is a key tool in thinking about how network activity needs to be led and thought through. #collectiveimpact 
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8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There'

8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There' | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
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In order to work collaboratively at all, we can't be afraid of sharing our ideas with each other.  We are healing the planet here!  We need you!  But it also can be super challenging to overcome our very real fears or systems which only celebrate extroverts or really polished "professional" speakers.  Susan Cain has been a champion of the introvert leader, and comes through again here.  Thank you, Susan.  These are tips for any of us who sometimes think our "crazy idea" isn't worth sharing or that we aren't worthy of sharing it.  #bebrave #bestselvesbestwork


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How System Leadership Applies to Collective Impact Pt.2 - Panel Discussion - YouTube

Panel discussion with Stacy Holland (The Lenfest Foundation), John Kania (FSG) and Paul Schmitz (Collective Impact Forum) for part 2 of the "How System Leade...
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Such a great discussion of how these leaders were formed by those they work with and for to be open, honest, curious, and willing to be vulnerable.  Thank you for your role modeling.  Thank you for your stories.  #collectiveimpact #bestselfbestwork #collectiveawesome

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Community Rhythms Report | The Harwood Institute

Community Rhythms Report | The Harwood Institute | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
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Excellent visual tool for helping your community gauge how ready they are to getting a thing done.  Again, the more we can honestly name where we are at, the more likely we are going to be able to move forward from wherever we are at.

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using failure to become more successful

using failure to become more successful | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Episode #237 Does failure scare you?  In today’s video, Beth Kanter talks about how some nonprofit organizations are using failure to usher in success.  She’ll tell you of an organization that launched an outreach program that only attracted three people.  Ouch!  However, out of that failure grew an idea that surpassed their expectations bringing in 250,000 …
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Any kind of learning journey is going to involve failure at some point.  And it isn't the end of the world. It might be the end of a wrongheaded notion that leads you to a brilliant innovation.  Giving yourself permission, celebrating each other's honest attempts and adding in humor and joy along the way can lead to a much more creative, brilliant direction.  May we all have the courage to fail fabulously in service to our learning. #bestselfbestwork

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The Four Voices of Collective Impact | Collective Impact Forum

We listen to four distinct voices in our collective impact work: Experience, Expertise, Design and Intent.  We use this model in several ways: to inform stakeholder selection, to guide meeting design, and in evaluating strengths and weaknesses in our collective impact initiatives. 
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Grateful to have stumbled on this resource to help work groups consider who is at their tables and whose voices might be missing.  Definitely sharing this one widely!  #collectiveimpact

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The Why and How of Working with Communities through Collective Impact: An E-Course

The Why and How of Working with Communities through Collective Impact: An E-Course | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Our new, free e-course will help collective impact initiatives better understand why and how to work with community members.
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There are more and more free resources for communities to learn powerful tools and strategies for how to get started with a #collectiveimpact approach.  I hope to jump in on this course from Living Cities!  

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What it means to "hold space" for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well - Heather Plett

What it means to "hold space" for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well - Heather Plett | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Some of my best lessons in what it means to hold space for people came from a palliative care nurse.
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I experienced what this author beautifully articulates when my father was dying.  My brother and I were so lovingly held by the palliative care nurse and thus we learned how to hold our father and each other during that time.  Holding space for others during journeys is a critical skill in facilitating and group work, particularly when you are on a challenging journey together.  May we all strive to hold space so generously for each other.  #bestselfbestwork  

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You don't have to work 100+ hours per week to be a great leader - Idealist Careers

You don't have to work 100+ hours per week to be a great leader - Idealist Careers | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
If you’re a nonprofit leader working more than 40 hours per week, I want to stake a very bold claim – you’re working harder than you have to.
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Yes, yes, YES.  There are some great insights, tools, and recommendations here, particularly around workflow.  #CollectiveImpact should not cause collective burn out and it doesn't have to!  #bestselfbestwork

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Get Your Leadership On!

Get Your Leadership On! | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Vermont Leadership Quarterly taps into best practice and new ideas for building Vermont's leadership capacity for all.
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I'm totally honored to share my thoughts on #CollectiveImpact and the importance of love in in our work.  "For the Love of Collective Impact"  Leadership Vermont Quarterly #bestselfbestwork

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The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Found when researching systems thinking. Such a friendly visual...telescopes, tents, and teddy bears. #netlead pic.twitter.com/gmb9TYyifz

— Rebecca Arno (@rarno) February 3, 2015


I'm facilitating a peer learning course on practical networked leadership skills with a group of community
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The infographics on this blog post by the brilliant Beth Kanter are super clarifying about how cultivating strong networks supports systems change.  #CollectiveImpact

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The Power of Joy at Work - Kevin Kruse

Each year, over 3,000 people fly in from around the world to visit a very special and unusual company. Located next to a Korean Barbecue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from the outside Menlo Innovations seems unremarkable. But when visitors walk inside, they are surprised to see no offices, no cubes, not even walls. Stranger still, this software design company has …
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More and more, there are for-profit organizations tearing down the walls, literally, in order to create workplaces that cultivate joy and as a result, more innovation.  The nonprofit sector, particularly organizations that are working to create more joyful, healthy communities, need to make joy a priority.  If the for-profit sector has already done it, that means there is already data proving its effective, improves outcomes, and ultimately will cost less in healthcare and sick days as well as turnover.  #bestselfbestwork

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Working for social change? Make self-care a priority

Working for social change? Make self-care a priority | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Ask yourself, “Can I truly continue to be productive and energetic at work without taking a significant break?”
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Again, I'm posting this right before bed, which shows how much of a struggle it can be to truly make the space we need to recharge.  Social change warriors (myself definitely included) need time to reflect, to reconnect to our sources of strength, and gain perspective by not always fighting the good fight.  We need to sleep the good sleep.  Walk the good walk.  Eat the good food.   And be in the good outdoors to breathe.  Then we can get back to fighting for social change.  I would argue, making this time for ourselves is actually going to change some paradigms about how our work gets done.  If we embody what we are trying to create:  balanced fulfilling lives, I think we are going to be much more successful.  #bestselfbestwork

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Core Practices of Life-Affirming Leaders « The Berkana Institute

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How do we show up in our leadership? It is critical that we are modeling what we want to create and how we want to inspire others to be with us. These are simple, yet challenging practices for any of us, no matter our role, for how we lead our lives as well as our multi-sector collaborations.
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe

The Mind-Bending Science of Awe | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Awe is not an everyday emotion. You don't wake up awestruck. A satisfying lunch doesn't leave you filled with awe. Even a great day is unlikely to leave you...
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Being awe-struck puts us into a natural state of feeling we are part of something much bigger, something so incredible, we must pause, take note of it, show regard, deep appreciation and humility.  What if we more frequently observed how collectively awesome we are together?  #collectiveawesome

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Stories: Feeding Networks Forward

Stories: Feeding Networks Forward | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Last week I had an interesting conversation with an evaluator who was curious about some of the networks for food system development we've been supporting through IISC. We got to talking about "met...
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We love stories. While we are stressing to figure out how to capture "data", we can sometimes either devalue or leave out actual human-centered stories from the story of our work.  Stories express data in ways that anyone can understand, not just evaluators.  As this post says, they truly can be the glue for inspiring and holding a network of collaborators together.  The shared story contributes to the shared vision.  #collectiveimpact #collectiveawesome

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A playful visual tool for mapping your collective story. | Communities Collaborating Institute Online

A playful visual tool for mapping your collective story. | Communities Collaborating Institute Online | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
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I LOVE this.  Naming one of the hardest parts of collaboration in a fun and honest way.  THANK YOU for this tool.   Thank you for bringing joy into what is hard.  #positivedeviance #collectiveawesome

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Exploring the Social Lab Framework

Exploring the Social Lab Framework | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
About a year ago I discovered the work of Zaid Hassan around Social Labs through social media and a new book he wrote The Social Labs Revolution about...
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I LOVE discovering new frameworks, activities, and tools to lift up, invigorate, and activate collaboration.  I'm excited to share this tool with some of the emerging work groups I am affiliated with on some emerging #collectiveimpact work.

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Collective Impact: Equity, Community and Network Thinking

Collective Impact: Equity, Community and Network Thinking | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Just returning from the Champions for Change gathering in Washington, DC hosted by the Tamarack Institute and the Collective Impact Forum. I was in attendance with a couple of others from the Food ...
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I am so heartened and inspired by the deep and honest appraisals of power and privilege inherent in systems that happened at this conference.  While working in communities, I find the most oppressive environments can in fact be our own work group meetings due to a lack of facilitation skill or awareness of how agendas, meeting norms, or goals can create oppression or squelch innovation or simply kill our fire for the work.  Curtis Ogden names how critical it is that we approach our work with the same equity we are striving to co-create in our communities.  And who is "our community"?  Is it really everyone?  Is it just the people who showed up to the meeting?  How do we ensure we are including diverse perspectives, diverse voices, diverse leadership?  Here's to remaining curious, to us continuing to ask hard questions, and to us holding each other compassionately accountable.  #collectiveimpact 

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How to manage for collective creativity

How to manage for collective creativity | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing -- from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
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Much of what Linda discovered is that organizations that cultivate collective genius have leadership which opens the space for others to step into their own leadership.  They trust and respect each other enough to meet each other with their strength.  They argue.   They give critical feedback.  They make mistakes and try again. They have strong communities.  They appreciate everyone who shows up. They give everyone the space they need to follow their passion. They love each other.  It starts with an organization.  It can move to a whole community as they work to create #collectiveimpact. 

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Home The Intersector Project

Home The Intersector Project | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Empowering practitioners in the business, government, and non-profit sectors to collaborate to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone.
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So excited to see this framing for collaboration across sectors.  So frequently, the mission driven sector evokes a stereotype of only human service oriented non-profit orgs.  Mission driven work is for everyone and NEEDS everyone coming from their particular, different sectors with different skills, strengths, and resources.  Thank you Intersector Project!  Their Toolkit link is of particular interest! #CollectiveImpact  

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Beyond the Comfort of What We Think We Know

Beyond the Comfort of What We Think We Know | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
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? My mind is still mulling over my ex...
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While best practices can be a great place to start thinking, reliance on them for every situation stifles innovation, creativity, and unique community situations.  My friend Adrian Segar who designs and facilitates peer conferences favors the term "next practices" over best practices.  I think he is right.  It is about what is the next step, the next idea that could be the best in this moment created by and for this current community.  And then that practice or idea may inspire another next idea for another community.  #collectiveawesome #collectiveimpact

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Job-Related Stress Can Have Fatal Consequences

Job-Related Stress Can Have Fatal Consequences | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
Health problems associated with job-related anxiety account for more deaths each year than Alzheimer's disease or diabetes.
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The mission driven sector is highly susceptible to many of these stressors.  Many non-profits can't afford proper healthcare for their employees.  Workloads pile up, and the passionate, driven people who came to their jobs full of hope will work, and work, and work to help their communities until they collapse or quit.  We have to stop this mission driven martyrdom.  The world needs us.  And it needs us in one piece, fit and healthy.  Isn't that what we are trying to create?  We need to be what we are trying to create.  Stress, overwork, and toxic environments are not going to quickly create the healthiest communities.  How can it?  Be what you want to create.  Love yourself, love your colleagues, love your community.  #bestselfbestwork 

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Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit | Justmeans

Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit | Justmeans | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
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#CollectiveImpact means cross sector collaboration.  But where to we learn how to do that?  One place is in graduate school where the MBA students and the nonprofit management programs have their core leadership coursework together.  Marketing is together.  Organizational team management is together.  Personal Leadership Development is together.  Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies is a place where we practice shared leadership, shared learning, and co-creation.  Personally, I was able to build much deeper relationships regardless of "sector" which are still following me into my professional life in my community.  Truly a place to learn about cultivating your #bestselfbestwork

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Facilitative Leadership for Net Impact

Facilitative Leadership for Net Impact | Collective Impact Tools & Wisdom | Scoop.it
“Our world is, to a very real extent, based on dialogue. Every action taken that involves more than one person arises from conversation that generates, coordinates and reflects those actions. Those...
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For the Dawn of Systems Leadership to give rise to a whole growing season of systems leadership, we need to train our community leaders how to create the spaces for groups to think generatively and co-creatively.  Facilitative Leadership is a beautiful follow-up which identifies the "how" we can start moving toward the "what" Kania et al name so beautifully in their article.  #CollectiveImpact

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