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  • Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

    Brains On Purpose™
    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...
  • Pace Explains how you can change the world

    Pace Smith
    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.
  • PRAYING SOUTH CAROLINA

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    gregsyler
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    This morning in St. George, South Carolina, a very unfortunate trial begins, pitting the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina against The Episcopal Church (calling themselves in this case The Episcopal Church in South Carolina).  Those who’ve been even mildly following this tale will recall that in November 2012 a majority of the parishes of South Carolina, under the leadership of their bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Mark Lawrence, voted to leave The Episcopal Church.  Under the oversight of judge Diane Goodstein, the trial to determine, pretty much, who is the rightful overseer…
  • Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace)
    Sanjana
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the technology, the more it stays the same?’. Had my keynote been a week earlier, I would have begun in a different manner. As it happened, the keynote was during a week that saw some of the worst violence against the Muslim community in recent history, covered at the time not by mainstream media or official government sources, but by social media that…
  • New Digs = New Perspective

    Nancy Love's Weblog
    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…
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    Brains On Purpose™

  • 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,...
  • Evaluating science: The good, the bad, the iffy

    StephanieWestAllen
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Everyday the media report science findings and the journals churn out research articles. In addition to feeling inundated, the lay reader may also wonder what's accurate and what's suspect and what's downright bogus. Here are three articles that can remind us to be discerning. First is an interview with neuroscience researcher Dr. Willoughby Britton. Although she is addressing the science...
 
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    Pace Smith

  • 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.
  • How 43 itty bitty tedious things completely incapacitated me and my business

    Pace
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    A tour of my email inbox three years ago 43 new emails since yesterday. Sigh. Archive. Archive. Someone invited me to do something I don’t really want to do, but I don’t want to be rude… Archive. Yay! I’ve got a new Pathfinding client! That will be awesome. But… now I’ve got to handle all the scheduling. I hate logistics… Archive. Sigh, an unsubscribe notification. Why did he unsub from my mailing list? Am I writing too often? Not often enough? Are my subject lines not engaging enough? My open rate is pretty low… has it been going down? *checks…
  • The cure for still-not-enough disease

    Pace
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    2009: I go to half-time at my day job. I set a financial goal for my baby business. 52 Weeks to Awesome is my first success. But it’s still not enough. 2010: The World-Changing Writing Workshop is a wild success! But it’s still not enough. 2011: The Pathfinding Program is born and begins to thrive. But it’s still not enough. 2012: I quit my day job. Now we need the business to succeed so we can pay the bills. We have a cushion of savings but it’s not enough. 2013: I move to Portland, the city of my dreams. Kyeli and I have our business breakup. Now I’m…
  • WCML 033: 6 Life Lessons From Summer Games Done Quick

    Pace and Kyeli
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:58 am
    This podcast is totally funs, And full of some horrible puns. But no! It’s benevolent, And also relevant, Despite being about speedruns. Speedrunning is the art and science of playing through video games as quickly as possible. It’s one of our more obscure and geeky hobbies, but in this podcast we’re bringing it home with 6 life lessons we’ve learned from the current speedrunning marathon, Summer Games Done Quick. Highlights: it’s not a waste of time persistence smarter not harder pick and choose ignore the critics the power of kindness meta: do what excites you…
  • WCML 032: The Epic Struggle of Good vs. Lazy

    Pace and Kyeli
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:58 am
    Good vs. evil is hazy. The true struggle’s good vs. lazy. So cut yourself slack If you’re feeling the lack Of meaningful, wild, and crazy. Have you ever been hard on yourself for being “too lazy?” You’re not giving yourself enough credit – the epic struggle of our time is not good vs. evil, it’s good vs. lazy. Highlights: Good vs. evil Good vs. lazy The surprising antidote to laziness Kyeli’s epic struggle with laziness Be lazy like a cat! Your inner Puritan Links: The Line (webcomic) To subscribe or listen to past episodes of Wild Crazy…
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  • PRAYING SOUTH CAROLINA

    gregsyler
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    This morning in St. George, South Carolina, a very unfortunate trial begins, pitting the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina against The Episcopal Church (calling themselves in this case The Episcopal Church in South Carolina).  Those who’ve been even mildly following this tale will recall that in November 2012 a majority of the parishes of South Carolina, under the leadership of their bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Mark Lawrence, voted to leave The Episcopal Church.  Under the oversight of judge Diane Goodstein, the trial to determine, pretty much, who is the rightful overseer…
  • 5 Tips For Resolving Work Conflict

    Oscar Adika
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
     “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between
  • Who Or What Is Your Model?

    djsaker3
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Who or What is your Model? Models of the world can be a tough thing to shed. Especially ones that were created during our formative years. For example, when you were a young child, it felt comfortable to express yourself whenever you felt like it, without a second thought. Wet diapers, being hungry, scared or just plain bored, you didn’t think twice about letting the world know. But after a few years of “negative” responses from adults, you learned that expressing yourself can be a difficult thing. The more “important” the person is you’re expressing your…
  • KNK: "A widely planned massacre against the people in Kobane is feared imminent"

    pikcampaign
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) has issued a statement denouncing ISIS attacks against Kobane,
  • Relationship Fix: Help, I can't stand my In-laws

    Miss. Reluctant
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Are you divorced? If so, are you friendly with your in-laws? I had a long conversation with a friend yesterday who is struggling with being cordial with her ex in-laws. Her relationship ended a few years ago but she shares children with her ex-husband and occasionally she has to deal with his family. They weren’t supportive during the relationship and became downright vicious during their divorce. With school out, her children have gotten invitations to hang out with their cousins and that means awkward drop-offs and one word conversations with her ex sister-in-law. My friend feels a…
 
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    ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace)

  • Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Sanjana
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the technology, the more it stays the same?’. Had my keynote been a week earlier, I would have begun in a different manner. As it happened, the keynote was during a week that saw some of the worst violence against the Muslim community in recent history, covered at the time not by mainstream media or official government sources, but by social media that…
  • Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Sanjana
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and growing apace within specific social, political, economic stratum and geographic loci. At the risk of caricature, those uncritical of governance, comfortable with growing inequity, ignorant or very dismissive of our democratic deficit, discovering vast profits in new markets, impatient with looking at the past and accepting of government as it is, not as how it…
  • Innovations in peacebuilding: Podcast with UNICEF

    Sanjana
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:24 pm
    In early May I was invited to take part in an interview on ‘Beyond School Books’, a podcast series produced by UNICEF New York, looking at technology and peacebuilding. The podcast and related article was published today (you’ll need VLC or RealPlayer to listen to the audio stream). Talking about how technology has changed the way we monitor peace, Mr. Hattotuwa says that internet, social media platforms and mobile phones are providing the opportunity for billions of citizens around the world not just to consume information but also to produce it. Moreover, technology is allowing us…
  • The future of technology in peacebuilding: Presentation at MIT Media Lab

    Sanjana
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:56 am
    In early April this year, I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the inaugural Build Peace conference, held at MIT Media Lab. My presentation was given, almost to the day, twenty years after the Rwandan genocide. Just before I went on stage, we all observed a minute’s silence to remember the victims. The genocide wasn’t on my mind when I made the slides for the presentation, but brought into sharp focus the thrust of my submission, which was to look ten to fifteen years into the future, and how information and communications technologies (ICTs) would feature in both the…
  • USAID-UNDP Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit

    Sanjana
    30 May 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The USAID-UNDP Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit was to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, between May 27 and 29, 2014 but cancelled at the last minute by the organisers on account of the recent political unrest in the country. As noted in the invitation I got to represent civil society from Sri Lanka at the Summit, it would have been attended by UNDP and US government governance specialists, as well as experts from academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and other non-traditional partners. The Experience Summit follows from the Civil Society…
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    Nancy Love's Weblog

  • 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,…
  • Six years of Blogging

    Dr. Nancy Love
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:52 am
    I have been blogging now for six years. That is hard to believe. I do want to apologize for the inconsistent nature in the timing. Like most people I resolve to blog once a week but …. I find the ideas come in waves and when I am riding one I can blog. When I am not it is better to keep my thoughts in a journal. I have to admit that it has been a difficult 6 months for me. I lost my mum and I still have waves of sadness every day. And somehow I feel as if I have lost myself. I am relocating to St Albert on a more permanent bases and I have purchased a Lake Property near the shores of…
  • Listening to, for, with and on behalf of ….

    Dr. Nancy Love
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:35 am
    Listening is a skill.  You need to practice a skill if you hope to improve it.  That was the premise behind the POWER listening webinar I delivered yesterday. http://pulseinstitute.adobeconnect.com/p97u0vgopq7/  You can watch the unedited version by following the link. Listening is so important as one of the main ways that we gather information from our world.  We use all of our senses for sure. In listening though we seem to be part of all of the aspects.  What I mean is that we are sender, medium and receiver.  What we pay attention to while we are listening changes the other…
  • The Warrior Surrenders

    Dr. Nancy Love
    17 May 2014 | 8:04 am
    When I was in high school I was a cheerleader. Our team was the warriors, the Western Warriors. When I took Andrew’s advice and read The War of Art, which I highly recommend by the way, I heard again the language of the warrior. We, as artists, are at war with something that Pressfield calls Resistance. It is that urge to do something else that comes from self doubt and takes the form of distractions. It is a powerful force willing us NOT to do what we must do as artists … create. It is a war against ourselves, our ego. The ego seeks immediate gratification and attention. Pulling…
 
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    NCDD Community News

  • NCDD 2014 Partner: League of Extraordinary Trainers

    Andy Fluke
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    NCDD is proud to announce that The League of Extraordinary Trainers has signed on as a Partner of the 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation… The League of Extraordinary Trainers are seven highly seasoned practitioners who have designed and presented some of the most powerful and recognized training in public participation, collaboration, consensus, high stakes communication, and facilitation in the world today. The League (known initially as the US Trainers’ Consortium) are practice leaders, developers and founders of the International Association for Public…
  • Community-Building Arts Project from Tamarack

    Roshan Bliss
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    We wanted to share a write up from Axiom News that featured a great initiative in Canada led by NCDD organizational member Tamarack. The lessons learned from this arts-based project to support community building are valuable for all of us, so we hope you’ll take a moment to read the Axiom piece below or find the original version here. Massive, Main Street Photo Exhibit ‘Shifts Feelings’ in Alberta Community The Village of Delburne, located halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta provides a model for communities looking to engage residents in setting priorities and making…
  • NCDD 2014 Co-Sponsor: National Dialogue Network

    Andy Fluke
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    NCDD is proud to announce that the National Dialogue Network is joining us as a Co-Sponsor of the 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation… One of the great pleasures of working with people in our community is watching their ideas take root and grow.  It’s even more gratifying to see ideas presented at our events take on a life of their own.  The National Dialogue Network got its start at our Seattle conference and was eventually chosen by our members as one of the winners of the NCDD’s 2012 Catalyst Awards. National Dialogue Network introduction video…
  • Announcing the “D&D Showcase” at NCDD 2014

    Sandy Heierbacher
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    We’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be holding our popular “D&D Showcase” at this year’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. The Showcase is a high-energy networking activity that provides a way for about 25 people in our field to introduce their work and their ideas to the majority of conference participants. The Showcase takes place during the reception on the first night of the conference (Friday, October 17th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm). It’s a fun way for conference-goers to meet some of the movers-and-shakers in our field,…
  • Featured D&D Story: Putting People at the Center in Public Health

    Roshan Bliss
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Today we are happy to feature another great example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD student member Megan Powers of Grassroots Solutions via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add YOUR dialogue story today!  Title of Project: Putting People at the Center: A Fundamental Shift in Public Health Campaigns Description One of the most pivotal developments in public health practice over the past 20 years is the attention that is now being paid to the wide range of factors that…
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    Waging Nonviolence

  • Palestinian artists illustrate the deadly realities in Gaza

    Mariam Elba
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    by Mariam Elba A breathtaking piece of art highlighting the struggles of Palestinians in Gaza (Bushra Shanan) It’s hard to find the words to encapsulate how infuriating and sorrowful the situation is getting to be in Gaza. As of this writing, over 750 Palestinians — the overwhelming majority are civilians — have been killed in Gaza. Over a quarter are believed to be children. Facing the most difficult of circumstances, we are seeing the resilience of Palestinian youth through the simplest, yet most powerful of mediums: creative arts intervention. A Palestinian blogger from Gaza,…
  • Muslim-American Leaders Boycott #WhiteHouseIftar

    Anna Lekas Miller
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    by Anna Lekas Miller U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an Iftar meal, the breaking of the Ramadan fast, at the White House in Washington. (AFP) On Monday, President Barack Obama hosted his eleventh White House Iftar, an interfaith dinner breaking the fast of Ramadan with prominent Muslim-American politicians such as Representative Keith Ellison and community leaders from across the country. Former President Bill Clinton began the tradition of White House Iftar as an opportunity for Muslim-American leaders to engage with elected officials about their constituents and communities during the…
  • From Ellsberg to Snowden — from risks to hacks

    Nathan Schneider
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    by Nathan Schneider Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg (bottom-left). (Twitter/Zen Albatross) Sharing the stage today with a video feed of Edward Snowden, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg noted that the new generation of whistleblowers has improved his reputation. Government officials and others seeking to discredit Snowden and Chelsea Manning have claimed Ellsberg’s historic leak as more legitimate than, and somehow different in kind from, the leaks of the new generation. Ellsberg of course rejected such claims as ridiculous and intentionally misleading. He emphasized the…
  • Arab-Americans take on hate

    Anna Lekas Miller
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    by Anna Lekas Miller Arab-American led campaign “Take On Hate” logo On Tuesday, several members of New York City’s Arab-American community filed into the Good Shephard’s Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for the launch of the Take On Hate campaign, a media and policy campaign orchestrated around tackling perceptions of Arab and Muslim-Americans in the United States. In addition to tackling representations of Arabs and Muslims in the mainstream media, the campaign’s organizers hope that the campaign unites Arab and Muslim-Americans across the country to push…
  • For U.K. youth, disappointment means demonstration

    Kate Aronoff
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    by Kate Aronoff Edinburgh students protest in London (Wikimedia Commons/Michael James Shaw) On Monday, I wrote about how a disappointing Obama administration may not necessarily turn post-millennials into archconservatives. While we may have to wait a few years to see whether this prediction is right, the United Kingdom offers a mixed-bag preview for how US youth and, for that matter, anyone bearing the brunt of austerity measures might respond to a grim political and economic situation. Recent articles have drawn attention to British youths’ disillusionment with their elected officials. In…
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    Crisis Management by us

  • How to Dodge a Customer Service Crisis on Social Media by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    [Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Justin Belmont, founder of Prose Media. With so many customers flocking to social media to have their problems resolved, it's absolutely critical that you're prepared to meet them there.] Are you missing out on opportunities to stop crises before they start on social media? Maybe you’ve been neglecting your company’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and it has suddenly hit you that that your business isn’t doing so great. Coincidence?  Maybe not. The days of waiting on hold for the next available representative are coming to an end, and…
  • Bridgegate Part Deux by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Chris Christie caught in another bridge-related tangle Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. That’s precisely the attitude held by many after revelations that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was (allegedly) part of not only the now-infamous “Bridgegate” closures, but also some less-than-honest dealings regarding the Pulaski Skyway, a bridge connecting Newark and Jersey City. Late last month, just as a nationwide PR blitz was beginning to stabilize Christie’s reputation, The New York Times’ Matt Flegenheimer, William Rashbaum and Kate Zerninke…
  • Social Media Customer Service as Crisis Management Tool by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    If you’re not using social media for customer service, you’re asking for crises Without a doubt, upset customers are one of the leading, and most preventable, causes of crisis. While social media should be enabling organizations large and small to communicate on a personal level with the people who hand them their hard-earned money, too often it’s used purely as a marketing vehicle, if at all. Today, a customer tweet that gets no response is as bad as someone calling your office number and getting no response. Oh, except there are no “office hours” for social…
  • Bad Endorsements a Quick Road to Crisis Management by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Dr. Oz finds reputation risk at the end of yellow brick road paved by bogus claims “Dr.Oz”, the celebrity doctor frequently seen on TV shouting about how this or that is a “miracle” treatment for what ails you, is learning the hard way that endorsing bad products is likely to land you in the hot seat. Oz took a verbal beating as he sat in a Senate hearing about bogus diet product, being accused of powering scammer’s efforts with his overly enthusiastic support of unproven products. NBC News’ Maggie Fox reported on the hearing, captured its tone perfectly…
  • Keeping Your Personal Online Reputation Intact by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Career crisis management advice Keeping your personal online reputation presentable is an increasingly important part of career crisis management. In fact, just this week, longtime shock-jock Anthony Cumia, of the “Opie & Anthony” show made the growing list of big names losing gigs for bad behavior on social media after he got the boot from Sirius XM following a Twitter rant. If you’re still not clear on why a good online reputation should be a priority, try this infographic from YouTern’s SavvyIntern blog on for size: ——————————- For more…
 
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    Peace and Justice from YES! magazine

  • Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out

    Molly Rusk
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The Daily Show. Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes, Daily Show Video Archive So far this year, more than 48,000 undocumented minors have been detained while crossing the U.S. border from Mexico. But increasingly, the kids aren't from Mexico. They're from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and they're fleeing from violence and poverty in their home countries, according to Reuters. On Tuesday, July 3, President Obama described the issue as "an urgent humanitarian situation," and called for $3.7 billion in funding to address it. The money would have been used to build more immigrant…
  • Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime

    Nur Lalji
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Kissy Mason and her son call on Target to change its hiring practices at the company's corporate headquarters in May 2012. Photo courtesy of TakeAction Minnesota. Kissy Mason understands the importance of second chances. As she grew up in Minneapolis in the '80s and '90s, she watched her family members move in and out of prison and saw the discrimination they faced as a result. “People in my family were being locked up, and then they were locked out of a right to live, a right to employment,” she said. Unemployment is a huge barrier to the success of ex-offenders outside prison walls.
  • Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands

    Liana Lopez
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Marchers participate in the 2014 Tar Sands Healing Walk. All photos by Liana Lopez. The fifth and final Tar Sands Healing Walk took place on June 28 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Hundreds of people joined First Nations leaders in a prayer-filled walk around the refineries and “land reclamation” projects operated by the oil company Syncrude. Within the last five years, awareness about the issue has spread at a tremendous pace. “This isn’t protest or a rally,” organizer Crystal Lameman told the participants in the walk. "This is a spiritual gathering with prayers and ceremony in order to…
  • These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way

    Christine St. Pierre
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Photo by Jack Storms. Great Native leaders appear to be overlooking contemporary Aztec dancers in a scene from Hummingbird, a short film that captures the spiritual power of ritual and tradition. The film was made by Longhouse Media, an organization that aims to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change. Click here to subscribe to YES! Longhouse Executive Director Tracy Rector emphasizes the group’s mission to nurture Native artists who use both traditional and modern forms of storytelling: “Our stories…
  • Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary

    Adrienne Maree Brown
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:15 pm
    This painting illustrated the cover of Octavia Butler's novel Wild Seed, published in 1980 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Image copyright Wayne Barlowe. I am certainly not the first or only person who forgot how to imagine. I’m not sure when I forgot, but it had something to do with the numbing effect of constant media, with its hyperbranding and tip-of-the-iceberg bad news. And working too much, not having time to read or to let my mind wander, feeling I was too important to rely on magic. Click here to subscribe to YES! My work has primarily been as a facilitator. I help others…
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    Judy Ringer's Ki Moments Blog

  • 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…
  • The Manager as Mediator--Step 1: First Manage You

    9 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    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 step-by-step process for developing skills in yourself and the people you support. We started in May with an introduction to the 5 steps. Today, we focus on Step #1: First Manage YouRead more...
  • The Manager as Mediator: 5 Tips for Managing Conflict Between Co-Workers

    26 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How do I manage conflict between employees? ​ What should I do when coworkers don't get along? In 20 years of teaching and coaching, I have seen managers and leaders struggle most with these questions. Why? Because conflict among coworkers saps time and energy and limits creativity, not to mention keeping managers up at night. I see otherwise skilled and technically savvy managers and chief executives wondering what to do. Should I intervene? Bring them together? Work individually? What do I say? Read more...
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  • 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. >
  • What's It Worth

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    As the summer political season approaches, we can expect to be bombarded from both sides of the pond with statements, postures and photo opportunities, all designed to gain some kind of political advantage. In the US the mid-term elections are being held in November; in May next year the General Election beckons and one of the key players in the British election is looking stateside for as much help as he can get. Ed Miliband has already employed David Axelrod. Axelrod, who helped President Obama to two victories, will join Labour’s general election campaign team as a senior strategic…
  • Size Matters

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Size matters. But so do lots of other things. It’s all in the detail, and we all know that. So, why are so many problems only discovered after the ink has long dried? The temptation as we approach the end game of a long and difficult negotiation is to heave a great sigh of relief and run to the pub to celebrate a job well done over a glass of our favourite tipple... >
  • Going off the Rails

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    I honestly do not know how many cities have trams. I know that in the UK, there are a fair few and some of the networks are extensive. Manchester and Sheffield, to name but two, have lines going all over the place and I am aware that Sheffield’s network is so well-used that a major upgrade programme has just been announced. Edinburgh now proudly joins these and, of course, many other European cities in having its very own tram – I was going to use the word “network” there again, but that’s not strictly true; “line” might be a better word. I can tell you without a moment of…
  • Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    When companies get good at providing a service, it becomes convenient to put more and more business their way. They provide an efficient route to market; they give suppliers the chance to make one big delivery instead of four or five smaller ones; their marketing campaigns are slick and entice more customers through their – sometimes electronic – doors. From the consumers’ perspective, they provide a glitzy, one-stop-shop service that saves time, trouble and hassle. Eventually, they inhabit large green- or brown-field sites on the edges of great conurbations, with lots of parking and…
 
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  • 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…
  • Shopping for a Car: Identifying Interests and Needs

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    You Betcha!  Not so Much.On the morning of July 4th, I headed to the Tri-Cities Mazda dealership. Shelly Fair, "Sales Consultant," saw me in the lot, walked out of the building, and greeted me with a warm smile and handshake.  She established rapport quickly, but gently, asking about my interests and needs.  Which car did I find attractive? Why?  What needs was I trying to meet?Interest and NeedsMost cars today are well-built, well-designed, high-functioning pieces of technology. Even the more poorly rated vehicles would be just fine to own and drive. So, choosing a car…
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