Category Archives: Change agents

Students Pressure Chile to Reform Education System

If the Arab Spring has lost its bloom halfway across the world, people here are living what some have come to call a Chilean Winter. Segments of society that had been seen as politically apathetic only a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Seven steps to better brainstorming: Brainsteering

Read Most attempts at brainstorming are doomed. To generate better ideas—and boost the odds that your organization will act on them—start by asking better questions. We call our approach “brainsteering,” and while it requires more preparation than traditional brainstorming, the … Continue reading

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The dynamics of change: dealing with power dynamics

Read Politics and power are at the heart of any effective multi-stakeholder processes, MSP. After all, power differences are often at the root of economic and social inequality, unsustainable resource use and conflict. Not recognising this, or ignoring its implications, … Continue reading

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The Youth Crisis: Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

We’ve had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt’s Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a “Second Republic”; in France the youth from banlieues battled police on the streets … Continue reading

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How can I Influence my Students in developing their Creativity and Critical Thinking – an Action Research expedition

This dissertation is a self-study in the growth of awareness in the practice of my personal values that provide me with standards of judgment against which I test the influence I try to exercise on the development of motivation and … Continue reading

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Change projects – Which sounds more like your projects?

Viking ships   Changes ultimately come to life through the individuals who have to do their jobs differently as a result of a project or initiative. Whether the project involves a process impacting 15 people, a new technology impacting 150 … Continue reading

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Net work: a practical guide to creating and sustaining networks at work and in the world

Net work: a practical guide to creating and sustaining networks at work and in the world   Patti Anklam provides a guide for leaders and participants to work within and lead purposeful social networks in the world. Awareness of networks … Continue reading

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The Leaderful Fieldbook: Strategies and Activities for Developing Leadership in Everyone

Hierarchical, command-and-control leadership is no longer viewed as the optimal approach to manage people who work in global enterprises and who have the capability and interest to run their own operations. The global economy-the flattened world-demands a new type of … Continue reading

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“Reversing Brain Drain is Key to Africa’s Development”

Wole Soyinka: “Reversing Brain Drain is Key to Africa’s Development” The first African to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Wole Soyinka, has said that the reversal of Africa’s brain drain is key to the continent’s development. The Nigerian literary … Continue reading

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Teacher Training for Learning to Live Together – A Training Manual

Read The 21st century is even more overtly political and networked, with global communications meaning that conflicts‘elsewhere’ often play themselves out at home and need to be tackled, but also meaning that networks of  individuals, groups and schools can potentially … Continue reading

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