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  • Connected….

    Nancy Love's Weblog
    Dr. Nancy Love
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Today I had the internet access installed at the lake. I thought I would be able to leave connectivity for a while…even a year but it’s no use.I have succumbed to the threat of 3G bills and installed something on my roof that ensures that I can see the world and the world can see me. Even at the lake. I guess that’s alright. It was nice to be “offline” for a couple of weeks. At least in my own mind I was off-line and feeling pretty self-righteous about it too. I found myself bragging about not having internet. How weird is that? Our society has shifted so much in…
  • I want to make more money, but it’s like I’ve got one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator.

    Pace Smith
    Pace
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    I’m 35 years old. My business isn’t growing as quickly as I had hoped. There are things I could do to make more money, but it’s like I’ve got one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator. Why is my foot on the brake? Don’t I want to make more money? As if in answer, my memory takes me back 20 years… I’m 15 years old. My friend Rob wants to buy something that costs $50. He doesn’t have the money, and he asks me if he can borrow $50. I have the money. I like to save up, but there’s nothing urgent that I’m saving for. I want to…
  • My absence from posting here will be over soon: Why I have been gone

    Brains On Purpose™
    StephanieWestAllen
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Due to a death in my family, I have not been an active blogger here or at idealawg. I plan to come back to posting in the very near future.
  • WCML 035: The 3 Circles of Pathfinding (and how perfectionism can skew them) with Julica Hermann

    Pace Smith
    Pace and Kyeli
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    For your path to proceed unimpeded There are three things that must all be heeded. You’re on the right map When these 3 overlap: What you love, what you rock, and what’s needed. The “Holy Grail” of Pathfinding is to find the intersection of these three circles: what you love, what you rock, and what’s needed. But perfectionists can make this harder than it needs to be, and Julica Hermann, life coach and aspiring post-perfectionist, is gonna tell us how. Highlights: What you rock: Don’t hold yourself to such a high standard of excellence. You’re good…
  • Business conflicts put unnecessary strain on millions of people.

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    pcscalifornia
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” –William James In many cases, conflict in the workplace just seems to be a fact of life. We’ve all seen situations where different people with different goals and needs have come into conflict. And we’ve all seen the often-intense personal animosity that can result. The fact that conflict exists, however, is not necessarily a bad thing: As long as it is resolved effectively, it can lead to personal and…
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    Brains On Purpose™

  • My absence from posting here will be over soon: Why I have been gone

    StephanieWestAllen
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Due to a death in my family, I have not been an active blogger here or at idealawg. I plan to come back to posting in the very near future.
  • Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

    StephanieWestAllen
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Listen to Christian Jarrett, neuroscientist turned science writer, describing the many myths about the brain covered in today's media (kuow.org). The interview of Jarrett is less than 10 minutes long and worth a few minutes of your time. Jarrett has a new book coming out in the fall titled Great Myths of the Brain. I am looking forward to the...
  • Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world

    StephanieWestAllen
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those involved to large or small degree in various spiritual and religious practices. Although this blog post to which I am linking today is written by a Christian and part of the post is from a Christian...
  • Wish to learn more about learning? Two new books on changing the brain through learning

    StephanieWestAllen
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    T-shirt from this year's APS conference Does resolving conflict require learning? Typically, yes, of course. If no one in the dispute learns anything new, the conflict will probably remain unresolved. That's one of the reasons learning is often mentioned here at BonP. In May, I attended the 26th annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science; some of the presentations...
  • Neuroscientist describes darker side of meditation to the Dalai Lama and he responds

    StephanieWestAllen
    9 May 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Click to watch Dr. Willoughby Britton talk to the Dalai Lama about her research on the negative effects of meditation. He responds that problems can occur when the practice is decontextualized and is not grounded in tradition, knowledge, ethics, and morality. So often today we see people blithely stripping off the practice from its tradition and using meditation for be-here-now,...
 
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  • WCML 035: The 3 Circles of Pathfinding (and how perfectionism can skew them) with Julica Hermann

    Pace and Kyeli
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    For your path to proceed unimpeded There are three things that must all be heeded. You’re on the right map When these 3 overlap: What you love, what you rock, and what’s needed. The “Holy Grail” of Pathfinding is to find the intersection of these three circles: what you love, what you rock, and what’s needed. But perfectionists can make this harder than it needs to be, and Julica Hermann, life coach and aspiring post-perfectionist, is gonna tell us how. Highlights: What you rock: Don’t hold yourself to such a high standard of excellence. You’re good…
  • I want to make more money, but it’s like I’ve got one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator.

    Pace
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    I’m 35 years old. My business isn’t growing as quickly as I had hoped. There are things I could do to make more money, but it’s like I’ve got one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator. Why is my foot on the brake? Don’t I want to make more money? As if in answer, my memory takes me back 20 years… I’m 15 years old. My friend Rob wants to buy something that costs $50. He doesn’t have the money, and he asks me if he can borrow $50. I have the money. I like to save up, but there’s nothing urgent that I’m saving for. I want to…
  • WCML 034: The 38th day, the geography of loss, and disability

    Pace and Kyeli
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    “Live like it could go away,” As Patti Digh’s been known to say. But here is the quandary: Why do the laundry? We’ll stink on the 38th day. In Life is a Verb, Patti Digh wrote about living life as though you had 37 days to live. If I only had 37 days to live, I would spend my life savings and not bother doing the laundry. How can we have both? And we end up talking a lot about grief and disability. Highlights: the 38th day “I’m playing this game of life to learn, not to win.” -Patti Digh The 3 steps in dealing with loss: embrace what is honor what was…
  • Are your conditions for success kinda arbitrary?

    Pace
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    A conversation between Striving Pace and Enough Pace I’m so close to my goal. I’m so close to success. I’ve got to keep striving. I’ll know I’m really good at what I do when I cross that green line. I’ll prove I’m worthy. Just a little further… just a little more… Hold on a second, Striving Pace. Where did that green line come from, anyway? Why are you enough when you’re above that line and not enough when you’re below the line? What counts as “success”? That line is when I’m making more money than I’m…
  • Pace Explains how you can change the world

    Pace
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Originally published as a guest post on Escaping Mediocrity, this video explains how one person can change the world, and why you don’t have to do it alone.
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    WordPress Tag: Conflict Resolution

  • Business conflicts put unnecessary strain on millions of people.

    pcscalifornia
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” –William James In many cases, conflict in the workplace just seems to be a fact of life. We’ve all seen situations where different people with different goals and needs have come into conflict. And we’ve all seen the often-intense personal animosity that can result. The fact that conflict exists, however, is not necessarily a bad thing: As long as it is resolved effectively, it can lead to personal and…
  • Journal of Living Together: Sponsorship Opportunity

    icermediation
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Journal of Living Together Fall 2014 Issue: The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Contemporary Conflict:  Related Emerging Tactics, Strategies, & Methodologies of Mediation and Resolution Sponsorship Package The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation is soliciting and accepting sponsorship for the Fall 2014 Issue of its journal, The Journal of Living Together. The sponsorship rates for the Journal of Living Together are as follows:   What You Will Get To Promote Your Business What You Will Donate Full Page Back Cover $1,000.00 minimum/Highest bid Full-Page Inside Covers…
  • How to stop a fight

    torahideals
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    This has happened to you. You’re standing in a crowded room. Someone pushes into you from behind. You feel a surge of irritation, even anger. Who is this careless oaf who can’t respect your personal space? You turn around to express your indignation, only to discover that the offending party is actually a good friend of yours who has bumped into you accidentally or, perhaps, even on purpose and is not smiling at you as you find yourself on the receiving end of a good-natured prank. Your anger evaporates in an instant. But why? The bump was no less of a bump on account of the person who…
  • Good News for the Abused, Part Three: Editing Childhood

    Steve Austin
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “What’s the point of going back? I don’t want to get stuck in the unpleasant memories of my childhoo
  • Gamification – The Future of Learning

    cegosasiapacific
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Digital gaming is not a new term. Most of the Generation X population has grown up with ‘recreational’ gaming for entertainment purposes. But what continues to rise in the learning world is the use of ‘serious’ gaming for educational, learning or product promotion. Believe it or not, gamification or the process of applying gaming concepts to learning or training scenarios in order to promote change and engagement, is one of the more recent tools being used in corporate training. Gamification is also increasingly finding its way into student curriculums and industry training courses.
 
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    Nancy Love's Weblog

  • Aloha – Back to the big island

    Dr. Nancy Love
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    My girls and I are back on the big island for our mother daughter trip. It is beautiful here. It is relaxing and each time I come I feel more at home. My goal is to learn a few more hawaiian words this trip. We head home today. Those of you following my girls on face book know we had a great time. WE hunkered down for Iselle but aside from a little wind and rain this side of the Island was spared any damaging impact. It wasn’t so bad. I learned a new card game. It isn’t just the beauty of Hawaii that calls me back. it is the feeling in the air. The negative ions I have written…
  • Connected….

    Dr. Nancy Love
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Today I had the internet access installed at the lake. I thought I would be able to leave connectivity for a while…even a year but it’s no use.I have succumbed to the threat of 3G bills and installed something on my roof that ensures that I can see the world and the world can see me. Even at the lake. I guess that’s alright. It was nice to be “offline” for a couple of weeks. At least in my own mind I was off-line and feeling pretty self-righteous about it too. I found myself bragging about not having internet. How weird is that? Our society has shifted so much in…
  • Another year ….. Warning : melancholy to follow…

    Dr. Nancy Love
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Last year I turned sixty. Today I am older again. Where does the time go? So much has happened in the last 12 months. Its hard for me to imagine that I would be living in St Albert full time with a beautiful cottage at the lake. I am happy to be back in northern Alberta with friends and family although there are special people that I miss in Calgary. It has been a beautiful month here in St Albert and at the Lake which is only 40 minutes away. The weather has been great and I have been very busy with the move of furniture etc from Canmore to Lac St Anne. My new writing centre is now within…
  • New Digs = New Perspective

    Dr. Nancy Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    I bought a cottage at Lac St Anne. I have been here for one week. I love it. Moving is always stressful and busy but you know when a move is right. I have been so very relaxed since I got here that I don’t really know how to explain it. At the moment I am sitting at my breakfast bar watching a family of geese float by on the lake. It is quiet except for the birds and the breeze in the poplars. WOW. For the past couple of mornings I have been working on the new book on the deck. It is so great to have a place to do that and the energy and motivation to work. The work is somehow easier to…
  • Keep Moving – The secret to youthfulness

    Dr. Nancy Love
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    I attended a concert last night.  Cyndi Lauper opened for Cher.  Cyndi is 60 and still having fun and entertaining others.  Cher is an icon.  She looks Fabulous at 68.  These ladies love what they do.  Cyndi had a lot to say to the old folks who remembered the things she was talking about and to the young ones in the crowd she said “Look it up.”  in her delightful Queens’ NY accent.  It was a great evening. What keeps them so youthful?  I think it has a lot to do with attitude.  They are very different people.  If I were to observe for direction and orientation,…
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    NCDD Community News

  • Learning from the World Café Approach

    Roshan Bliss
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    We are happy to share a helpful write up on the principles and benefits of the World Café approach to meetings and dialogue. It’s a great piece from the blog of one of our newest NCDD members, Beth Tener of the New Directions Collaborative, and we encourage you to read more about it below or find the original here. I recently co-facilitated a “taster” to explore a variety of ways of designing meetings to more fully engage the collective intelligence of the group. One of the techniques we explored was the World Café. About half of this group had participated in it before and…
  • NIF for the Skilled Facilitator: An NCDD 2014 Pre-Conference Training

    Sandy Heierbacher
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Join Craig Paterson of the California NIF Network, Patty Dineen of the National Issues Forums Institute and Pennsylvania NIF and others (TBA) on Thursday, October 16 for a 6-hour workshop on moderating National Issues Forums to your skill set. This session, titled NIF for the Skilled Facilitator, is designed for experience facilitators who would like to add National Issues Forums to their répertoire. The aim of this workshop is to expand the use of NIF, grow the NIF network and, of course, add another ‘tool’ to the experienced facilitator’s dialogue and deliberation…
  • Participatory Budgeting Expands in NYC for ’14 – ’15

    Roshan Bliss
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    We are excited to share the announcement from our friends with the Participatory Budgeting Project, and NCDD organizational member, that participatory budgeting is once again expanding in NYC to reach even more of its citizens. We encourage you to read PBP’s press release below about the expansion or find it on PBP’s website here. 22 districts will participate in next cycle to designate over $25 million City Hall— Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the expansion of participatory budgeting to 22 districts that will designate over $25…
  • NCDD’s Long-Term Mapping Efforts

    Sandy Heierbacher
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Last week, I announced the visual mapping process NCDD is conducting that leads into our national conference in October. I’m excited to say that about 30 graphic recorders have expressed interest in being involved, and that the interviews are going very well so far thanks to our interviewer, Kathryn Thomson! At and after the conference, we plan to expand the project to more fully map our field in a way that creates a valuable product for all of us. We are interested in creating several maps, or a single map with multiple layers, that can show things like: The geographic reach…
  • Pastors, Scientists to Continue “Perceptions Project” Dialogues

    Roshan Bliss
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    The team at Public Agenda, an NCDD organizational member and Partner of our upcoming national conference, has been reflecting on their experiences facilitating the Perceptions Project – a series of dialogues between scientists and evangelical Christian pastors – in a fascinating series on their blog. We encourage you to read the second reflection on their bridge-building work below, or find the original version here. As we make the final preparations for the next set of Perceptions Project dialogues, I can’t help but think back to our first dialogues in Pasadena. We spent…
 
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    Impact Games | Socially Responsible Gaming

  • PeaceMaker Mobile and More…

    Eric W Brown
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Asi Burak’s recent interviews have renewed interest in PeaceMaker and prompted a bunch of inquiries into whether the game is being updated or if there is a mobile version currently available or in the works. The simple answer is yes. Broadening our impact through wider distribution as well as updating the engine to be more stable on new computer environments is something we have always viewed as important and we have been working on a port for some time now. We have undertaken the process of rebuilding the game using the Unity Game Engine to make it available on a range of platforms.
  • Asi Burak Reflects on Designing PeaceMaker Amid Current Events

    Eric W Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Asi Burak was asked to write an article for Kotaku reflecting on his role in designing Peacemaker given current events. I will just link over to it for you so you can read directly his words. Kotaku Article I also thought I would link to a post by Tim Sweeney a long time ago regarding our design assumptions related to the game as it seems relevant to the article. Design Assumptions
  • PeaceMaker Free to Everyone!

    Eric W Brown
    4 Nov 2013 | 11:34 am
    Dear All, Thank you all for your support over the years. We are pleased to announce that we are finally making PeaceMaker free to the public. Our newest build doesn’t require any serial number activation and can be freely downloaded from the site. We hope this will allow the game to find an even larger audience in schools, community centers, and the general public. If you have any technical issues with the game please refer to this post first to look for answers to the issues you may be facing: Having Technical Issues? Read this first! Enjoy and check back for news on future projects…
  • Play The Election: Overview

    Eric W Brown
    3 Jun 2013 | 6:53 am
    The live site is no longer being hosted by Rand McNally so I thought I would post a slideshare showcasing the project since we are very proud of our efforts and the outcome. First let me thank the fine folks over at Rand McNally for giving us this amazing opportunity. It had been since our partnership with the University of Missouri Journalism School that we had the opportunity to have an active community and it is always exciting to see people engaging with our platform. It is always difficult to stand out in the sea of election education materials that pop up around a Presidential Election…
  • PeaceMaker Free to Beta Testers!

    Eric W Brown
    22 Apr 2013 | 2:32 pm
    We have been working on and off to try to create a DRM (activation code) free version of PeaceMaker for some time now.  In the process of doing this we are attempting to update some of our media players and other know issues that have resulted over the years.  We have been giving this version out to select individuals for testing purposes and have had some success with only very rare technical issues. Our hope has been to get this version stable enough to update our store and implement a pay what you want system.  The funds people decide to give would go to other extensions to this product…
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    Waging Nonviolence

  • Why we need a farmer-led food movement

    Kate Aronoff
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    by Kate Aronoff Farmers with the National Black Farmers Association protest in front of the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Long Island seaweed and shellfish farmer Bren Smith warned parents in a recent New York Times Sunday Review not to let their children go into farming. Farmers, he claims, ironically struggle to put food on their own tables as industrial agriculture, millionaire “hobby farmers” and well-intentioned non-profit farms crowd out independent growers in an increasingly oligarchic food industry. Recent buzz among consumers around “local” food and farmers…
  • Thousands surround British nuclear weapons factory in seven-mile-long ‘peace scarf’

    Mariam Elba
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    by Mariam Elba Thousands surrounded a nuclear weapons complex in the United Kingdom to call for disarmament earlier this month. (Wool not Weapons) Earlier this month, thousands of people staged a massive protest in the United Kingdom in which they surrounded a nuclear weapons factory complex in Berkshire with a “peace scarf” to advocate for nuclear disarmament. The action drew such immense turnout that it took five hours to assemble the wool peace scarf, which ultimately stretched for more than seven miles. The thousands of people who took part in making and putting together the…
  • Channeling rage into change, from Watts to Ferguson

    Kate Aronoff
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    by Kate Aronoff The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement led a wildcat strike of 3,000 workers that lasted three days in 1968. (Facebook / Haymarket Books) As news of the protests surrounding Mike Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Mo., has circulated, many have noted an eerie coincidence: last week also marked the 49th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles, seven days of riots widely regarded as a turning-point in the black freedom movement. Events in Los Angeles touched off a series of similar uprisings in cities across the country, the most deadly of which took place in Detroit in…
  • Bangladesh garment workers win overdue pay after 11-day hunger strike

    Mariam Elba
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    by Mariam Elba On August 11, over 1,600 garment workers in Bangladesh, who were in their 11th day of a hunger strike, won the overdue wages owed by their employer, Tuba Group. Striking workers who were occupying Tuba Group factories were also violently attacked by police using tear gas and rubber bullets, and several activists and supporters were arrested. Activists believed that the Tuba Group did not pay their workers for months as part of a strategy to force the government to offer bail to the company’s former director, Delwar Hossain, who was imprisoned on charges of neglect.
  • Why Occupy Wall Street is connected to Palestine

    Anna Lekas Miller
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    by Anna Lekas Miller Amin Husain grew up in Palestine, just outside of Ramallah, and is a veteran Occupy organizer, activist, artist, writer and lawyer. Now, he is one of the key organizers behind #NYC2Gaza, an ad-hoc collective of activists in New York organizing solidarity actions for Palestine. On August 20, he and many others will be marching in solidarity with Gaza and occupied Palestine. I got a chance to catch up with him about the importance of continuous collective action and civil disobedience to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and break the siege on Gaza. To start with,…
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    Crisis Management by us

  • Homeland Security Hack Exposes External Cyber Crisis Dangers by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Cyber criminals can strike your organization without ever touching your systems directly Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a hack targeting a contractor who performs many of its background checks that exposed the data of at least 25,000 government workers. Among the stolen data is a bevy of highly personal and confidential data, especially concerning since signs point to this being an attack by an enemy nation-state. The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima was one of the first to share details: The (background check) company, USIS, said in a statement…
  • Russian Crime Ring Holds Largest Cache of Stolen ‘Net Credentials by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Businesses large and small were targets of data theft It seems every time we hear about a record-setting cyber crime, news of an even bigger one rolls around the corner. Cue the latest revelation – that a collection of stolen Internet credentials, including some 1.2 billion username/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, has been found in the ownership of a Russian crime ring. The NY Times’ Nicole Perlroth and David Gelles report: The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites,…
  • Toldeo Drinking Water Crisis Reminder of Need to Prepare by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Are you ready for a disruption in your food and water supply? Experts say your disaster crisis management should include stocking at least one full week’s worth of food and water for each person in a household, but even in earthquake-prone California where we’re based it’s a rarity to see anyone who is properly prepared. Early this month, residents of Toldeo, Ohio and surrounding areas were left in a lurch when their tap water was declared undrinkable due to a algae bloom in nearby Lake Erie that resulted in the presence of microcystin, a toxin that causes nausea and impair…
  • Crisis Management Quotables…on the Speed of a Lie by erik

    erik
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Are you positioned to stay ahead of damaging rumor, innuendo, and outright lies? Considering not only his position as a key politician on the world stage for decades, but also his leadership through World War II’s propaganda battles and spy games, we feel Winston Churchill is more than qualified to speak on the subject of dishonesty. A hat tip to you, Sir Winston, as we dive into this week’s Crisis Management Quotable: A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill It’s no secret that rumor and innuendo manages to…
  • Ethics and Crisis Prevention by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Don’t follow temptation into disaster Although our threshhold for outrage over unethical behavior is being pushed on a daily basis, the fact remains that doing “the right thing” is still an important aspect of crisis prevention. Why should your business be driven by anything other than making as much money as humanly possible? Vuma Reputation Management’s Janine Hills addressed this point in a recent blog post, sharing the wisdom below: Nowadays, communications flow faster and farther and people have changed, moving from being CONsumers to PROsumers with far more…
 
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    Peace and Justice from YES! magazine

  • Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

    Deirdre Smith
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This essay originally appeared at 350.org, where the author works as a strategic partnership coordinator. Photo by Elvert Barnes/ Flickr. They're all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war-zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown, his family, and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered feeling the same fear for my own family, many times in any given year. The events in Ferguson are important if you're a climate…
  • "We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson

    Liz Pleasant
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Image courtesy of GoFundMe.com. UPDATE: The organizers of the project described below have suspended this campaign after learning that GoFundMe is also hosting a fundraiser for the policeman who shot Mike Brown. They are asking supporters of the protests in Ferguson to make donations through a different site, operationhelporhush.org. The tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., has only intensified over the last few days. Early yesterday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon deployed the National Guard in response to continued protests regarding the police killing of 18-year-old unarmed teenager Michael…
  • Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change

    Adam Kerby
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A Quechua woman harvests potatoes at a site more than 13,700 feet above sea level. It's the highest local point at which potatoes are grown. All photos by Adam Kerby. Editor's note: Last month we published an article about indigenous farmers who  recently gathered for a week in Peru's Cusco region to discuss climate change, its effects on their ancestral farmlands, and ways that they could work together to improve the resiliency of their agriculture. The farmers, who came from Peru, China, and Bhutan, made plans to exchange plant varieties in an effort to protect the diversity of their crops…
  • Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media

    Alexis Goldstein
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Image is from a tweet by Rana Nazzal. After police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9, the city’s population rose up in protest. The police responded with an incredibly militarized response, including heavy use of tear gas. More than 100 Palestinians and 16 supporting organizations have signed a statement of solidaritywith the people of Ferguson. That violence has led to a massive outpouring of support for the protesters from across the United States. On August 14, vigils occurred nationwide as a part of a National Moment of Silence, launched…
  • Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion

    Leah Penniman
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Participants in the Black and Latino Farmers Immersion program get their hands in the dirt. From left, Terressa Tate, Leah Penniman, and Beatrice Anderson. Photo by Capers Rumph. Soul Fire Farm is a family farm in Grafton, N.Y., committed to the dismantling of the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. We are a community resource, a vessel for education, and grow our life-giving food without pesticides, fertilizers, or hormones. With deep reverence for the land and the wisdom of our ancestors, we act in solidarity with people marginalized by racial inequalities in access to…
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    Judy Ringer's Ki Moments Blog

  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 5: Bringing the Parties Together

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How do I manage conflict between employees? What should I do when coworkers don't get along? In May, Ki Moments began a series, The Manager as Mediator, designed to help leaders address organizational and personality conflict involving coworkers, management, and leadership teams. The 5-step model offers a coaching intervention and step-by-step process for developing skills in yourself and the people you support. This post focuses on the last step in the process: Step #5: Bring the Parties Together.Read more...
  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 4: Build and Teach Conflict and Communication Skills (Part 2)

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the last Ki Moments post, we left our Manager as Mediator 5-step model in the middle of Step 4: Build and Teach Conflict and Communication Skills. Step 4 has two parts: Quality of Being: With what attitudes and awareness do I approach the conversation? Communication Strategies: How do I communicate my point of view and willingly entertain and acknowledge another? We covered Part 1 in the last post. Today the focus is Part 2: Communication Strategies. We are preparing the parties to meet jointly. When that happens, you'd like them…
  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 4: Build and Teach Conflict and Communication Skills (Part 1)

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve seen in my work the difficulty leaders and managers have dealing with personality conflicts between employees. In workshops and coaching, leaders most often tell me they want to: help employees get along better. skillfully address disagreements between coworkers. model the conflict skills they want for their team. Recently, Ki Moments began a series, The Manager as Mediator, designed to help leaders address organizational and personality conflict involving coworkers, management, and leadership teams. As a coaching intervention, the 5-step model offers a…
  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 3: Meet Individually First

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You manage two individuals who are at odds with each other. They are each valuable to the organization, technically savvy and, for the most part, get along with everyone but each other. You've tried the pep talk: Come on, now, you can do this. Rise above it. The appeal to compassion and empathy: Try not to take things so personally; see things from their perspective. The common sense approach: Your work is suffering. Something has to change. You don't have to be best friends, but you do have to work together and get the job done. You've also tried avoiding, ignoring, and wishing…
  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 2: Measure and Gain Commitment

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever tried to resolve conflict when there was no motivation? Although we often see the other person as the problem, maybe you were resistant, too. Regardless, without any desire to change, it's a lot harder to work things out. When you're helping others resolve conflict, is it any easier? In May, Ki Moments began a series of posts about The Manager as Mediator, designed to help managers and leaders address organizational and personality conflict involving coworkers, management, and leadership teams. Designed as a coaching intervention, the 5-step model offers a…
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  • Show Me the Money

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    As ever it feels like little or no time has elapsed between the end of one season and the beginning of another. The World Cup serves to heighten those feelings, but here we are on the eve of new season, that blissful period where our hopes, dreams and aspirations are as yet undashed. The glorious “Transfer Window” (unless of course you are Southampton) enables teams to offload a dodgy left back or temperamental winger (should that be whinger) and land a top quality striker ‘Who is going to give us 30 goals a season’... >
  • Countdown Conundrum?

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    On September 18th, Scotland, part of the United Kingdom for 300 years, is holding a referendum on whether to split away from the rest of the UK and become an independent country. Assuming that there is a ‘Yes’ vote, the Scottish Government has a massive negotiating challenge ahead if it is to meet its self-imposed deadline of 24th March 2016; barely 18 months after the votes will be counted... >
  • What I Need Is a Fan

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Recently, I found myself in Cork in Ireland. Beautiful place and well worth a visit if you have never been. Its weather (we don’t have a climate in these parts; we just have the weather. Indeed, we spend a lot of time talking about the weather and if we didn’t have it to talk about, then this would a quiet place, let me assure you!) is balmy; never too hot and never too cold. For a man from northern climes it is well-nigh perfect; this does not mean to say though that, from time to time, it does not get hot, because believe me, it does and I happened upon one of the weeks in the year when…
  • The Impotence of Negotiators

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    As I write, in Israel and Gaza the conflict continues, and two thousand miles away the aggression between those Ukrainians who want their country to face East, and those who want it to face West also continues. The collateral damage in both cases is tragic; men, women and children who have nothing to do with any political or ideological movement are killed and injured by rockets and tank shells which are aimed indiscriminately at population centres, or which shoot a commercial plane out of the sky...>
  • Argument Dilution - Auckland Transport Way

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    The media has discovered that Council controlled Auckland Transport is using special shuttles to move staff around Auckland – apparently because it’s faster than the public transport they provide for the rest of us. When challenged Auckland Transport shot themselves in the foot and provided us with a beautiful example of argument dilution. Initially, Auckland Transport highlighted the benefits of the shuttles as – being able to cut down the size of its car fleet and improve “business efficiency”. A good sound reason for trialling the shuttle businesses. >
 
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  • Back from Vacation

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Celebrating my "Silver Jubilee"I took three weeks off this summer to travel with two friends for my "silver jubilee" celebration of my 60th birthday.   We drove across the U.S. to the redwood forests of Northern California, then caught up with two alumni in Lake Tahoe, then spent three days in Yosemite. The trip reinforced many ideas I have.  First, we live in a land of great abundance: cropland, trees, natural beauty, wildlife, energy resources, and people.Second, money is just a form of energy according to my business coach, Christine Kane. The happiness experts advise to buy…
  • 50,000 Page Views for the Red Velvet Lawyer

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    50,000 Page ViewsFriends, family, and colleagues:Another milestone reached! 50,000 page views!My blogging experience started in March 2013. Like everything, success relates directly to the attention and energy invested in the project.As I blogged more frequently, built my relationship with other bloggers, got more posts shared by my FB friends, and continued to create content I hoped you would like, page views grew exponentially.Here is a summary of my experience:5,000 page views on August 2013.10,000 page views on November 7, 2013.15,000 page views on November 27, 2013.20,000 page views…
  • Buying a New Car: Negotiating the Best Deal

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Web Tools That Make the Negotiation EasierAfter graduating from law school and joining the largest law firm in Oklahoma, I bought my first new car.  It was a Toyota Camry.  Beforehand, I thoroughly read and applied the advice found in a book on buying a new car.  Today, the web puts you a few clicks away from very good advice on the subject.  This morning, I found this site offered by CNN Money on Tips for Buying a New Car.  It offered advice on a number of topics:Buying the right carDetermining your car budgetBuying a new or used carShould you buy or lease…
  • Buying a New Car: More About My Family's Car Buying Mindset

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Reason for My Preference for Used SUVs?Last week, as I pondered where this series was headed, I asked my Dad to describe all the cars he had owned in his life.  The three things that his description made clear was this.  First, the cars were often used. Second, they were always very utilitarian. They hauled people and things.  Third, my parents drove them into the ground before they bought something new (or newer). So, here's my Dad's narrative. Photos show model and style, but not necessarily the color of his cars. The Single Guy's CarOkay, before I was married, I had a…
  • Buying a New Car: Mindset Limitations - Our VW Bug

    13 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    The Beloved BugWhich brings me to the mindset limitations I've had to face about cars.  My parents started married life driving a new VW bug.  It may have been one of the first imports to the U.S., which seem to have started in about 1956, two years after my birth.  It was beige with a beige interior.  I drove it as a teenager.  The battery sat on the floor on the driver's side.  Eventually, the floor rusted out. One day, as I was driving the bug to high school, the battery fell out on the street. Undaunted, my Dad cut a piece of shelving board long and wide…
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