ALLOWING TIME FOR ERRORS

While living out a normal day, I, like countless other entrepreneurs, tend to pack my schedule so tight I can hardly fit a breath in. That’s what many people believe is necessary to succeed, and it gives folks a feeling of accomplishment. Checking all 89 things off your To-Do-Before-Noon list feels great and all, but perhaps it’s not as efficient as, say, allowing yourself a 15 minute coffee break once in awhile. (more…)

NAKED CIVICS TERMINOLOGY

When it comes to new concepts like civic design, where we align interests for common good outcomes rather than meet adversarially in capitols alone, it’s helpful to use and understand a certain set of terminology. New ways of thinking require new ways of describing those thoughts, right? (more…)

FROM STRATEGIC INEFFICIENCY TO BREAKTHROUGH RELATIONSHIPS: WHY I THINK WE DON’T ALWAYS NEED TO BE SO LINEAR

Institutions celebrate efficiency around transactions, such as selling a product or a service. Making a deal effectively, that is, in a timely manner and with the greatest financial gain, is the outcome of acting efficiently; making all the right moves at the right times, having all the right answers to clients’ questions. (more…)