November 28, 2009
Core deficiencies for nonprofits as learning organizations (from friend and colleague Jeannel King's master's thesis research): 1) Promoting dialogue and inquiry, 2) Empowering people toward a collective vision, and 3) Connecting the organization to its environment. Makes for good contexting of why dialogue and hosting conversations that matter.
On resistance, from Maya Lin, designer of the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington, DC: "You need resistance to fly." (Thanks Kathy Lung for sharing this.)
On creativity, a must-watch 20 minute video featuring author Elizabeth Gilbert. I found her great, funny, insightful, inspiring. (Thanks Kathy Jourdain for recommending.)