by Belita Budde May 18, 2011
Margaret Wheatley was co-founder and president of The Berkana Institute. Deborah Frieze succeeded her. Berkana Institute partners with people developing healthy and resilient communities worldwide. They co-authored Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now. The book and website of the same name is driving a movement of people all over the world who are walking out of problems without solutions and systems driven by destructive individualism and walking on to create communities and connection in a world that can work for everyone. This conversation invites you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walked on to create healthy and resilient communities. Truly amazing and life changing work! Don’t miss it.
Margaret has also authored five other books, including Leadership and The New Science and Perseverance. Her numerous articles appear in both professional and popular journals. She received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Change from Harvard University. She’s been an organizational consultant since 1973, a global citizen since her youth, a professor in two graduate business programs, a prolific writer, and a happy mother and grandmother. She has received numerous awards and honorary doctorates.
Before joining the Berkana Institute, Deborah was a partner and founding member of ZEFER, an Internet services firm that integrated business strategy, experience design, technology and program management. Earlier in her career, she was an editor for Snow Country magazine, and she continues to count skiing and winter sports among her greatest passions. She has worked in partnership with the Mastery Foundation, leading peace and reconciliation programs in Northern Ireland and Israel. She serves as a consultant and advisor to numerous grassroots organizations both locally and abroad. Deborah has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.
by Wendy Strgar May 22, 2018
There is no time like long summer nights to cultivate our uniquely, profoundly human capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. Our pleasure response transforms our relationship to each other and even to life itself. Focusing on pleasure not only changes how we see our opportunities for intimate connection, but also invites us into a deeper relationship with our erotic soul.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018