Supporters to Change Agents, illustration by Iris Maertens

From Dogmatic Defender to Champion of the Impossible

The 7th Shift Greenpeace is trying to make in it’s ongoing effort to become a more open organization is to go from being a Dogmatic Defender to becoming a Champion of the Impossible. The storytellers, engagers and wholehearted activists inside of Greenpeace recently discussed what this shift means in our biweekly community call. We spent a few minutes deciding that… Read more →

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Open Courage

My colleague Amrekha has been developing some materials around the concept of courage. It has me thinking. A lot. I’ve mentioned courage in other posts: Open is an attitude On Being Fearless Leadership should come with a smile Secretive to Open Source But I’ve learned much in the last couple of months about how expansive the idea of “courage” is.… Read more →

image from David Sanabria. I'd like it better if both leader and manager were together pulling the business...

Pathways for Creative Leadership

After reading Titles are Toxic by Rands I remembered a document I wrote while I was still at Mozilla. I asked for anonymous contributions from other employees at Mozilla, then wrote this piece around what other creative leaders had described. It’s time to get these thoughts into the open: The problem: Traditional advancement benefits are things like salary increases or… Read more →

Fearing Failure to Fearless Innovation, illustration by Iris

Fearing Failure to Fearless Innovation

We were pleased to welcome some new faces to this week’s Community Call. We’ve been using this call to talk about the 7 Shifts Greenpeace is making towards being a more inclusive, people-powered organization. Each week, we talk about one of these shifts and try to determine what makes them difficult inside of the Greenpeace context. This week, we talked… Read more →