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Leading Voices

The Bold Truth of Being A Change Agent

Telling the truth keeps us in rooted in our own power, keeps us connected to others, and allows us to create the future we want to see. Generative Council member, Kendall Youngblood, challenges us to more frequently tell the truth about who we are, what we want and what the world we want to live in looks like. Are you a soothsayer?

Changing The World From Right Where You’re Standing

We spend the majority of our time focused on the future, on what is to come. But we don’t have to wait for the future to arrive. This first-hand account from the earthquake in Nepal reminds us that we’re positioned to change the world from right where we’re standing.

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.