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Leading Voices

Acting Now from the Emerging Future

How do we lead from the emerging future in the midst of present day challenges? Karl Weick calls this future-perfect thinking. But can we really act as though the future we imagine has already been realized? Acting from the emerging future not only strengthens one of the four ways of knowing, but counteracts despair and disappointment about the current state of our surroundings. This practice empowers us to act strongly now from a place of personal vision and bring the future into our present reality. Try it now with this guided practice from Darcy Winslow!

Get a Burst of Creative Energy

This week’s Fearless Five features the creative energy of spring – ChangeMaker style. Do you notice some stirrings of dissatisfaction that won’t go away? Are you contemplating a change but keep waffling between status quo and the creative shift? If so, then these photo quotes are for you. Have some friends who feel stuck? Send these along to them to fuel their creative fire, too!

An Unlikely Source of Inspiration, Insight & Courage

Power for being a change agent comes from paying attention to your feelings…even the unpleasant ones like disappointment. In this week’s video blog, Kendall Youngblood distills what she’s learned about harnessing the power of disappointment so your change efforts can benefit from this, just as hers have.

What’s It All Worth? Measuring the ROE of Your Impact Story

The change you seek to be, the change you create, is your most important asset. THIS is story that matters most. Try out these three ways of measuring the Return on Engagement of your impact story. And remember, regardless of how many hits, clicks or new clients your story produces, keep on planting the seeds of change!

Putting Your Triggers To Work

Our unmet expectations, desires, and needs cause us to be triggered. Most times our reaction is simply avoidance. But what if instead of running away, we stepped up, shook hands with our triggers and thanked them for showing up? Learn how to put your triggers to work for, instead of against you!