A Dose of Inspiration and Provocation

I don’t want to hear “I’m sorry.”

A couple years ago my wife, Christine and I went on a weekend getaway double-date with our good friends, Bob & Jane. I was so excited to see everyone and probably ate too much sugar that afternoon and Friday night I basically talked my face off to the three of...

What I’ve Been Up to Lately

 Friends, I hope all of you are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. This month I have been deeply immersed in our work to support two clients who are advancing racial equity in the US education system: The Raikes Foundation’s Building Equitable...

Five Tactics for Disrupting Systems

Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this notion that there might be two primary ways to go about accomplishing spread/scale in the social sector: broad and deep. When I think about broad I think about getting an intervention to everyone who might benefit as...

It’s OK To Take A Nap

Friends, I just got up from a nap. And I had a bunch of other things to tell you about, but I realized what I most want to tell you today is the subject of today's email: it's OK to take a nap. It really is. I know the world is falling apart. I...

What Are You Committed To?

Friends, With the school year starting up and all the new beginnings associated with it, I think this is as good a time as any to ask yourself, “What am I committed to?” It sounds simple enough, but my experience has been that the answer to that question - and what I...

Finding Joy In Trying Times

Friends, I hope this finds you well. I am fresh off a three-day workshop with one of my mentors, Katie Hendricks and I want to share my biggest a-ha discoveries with you in case maybe you’ve been struggling with something similar. My intention for the workshop was to...

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