Visual Drinkery: We Are Open Co-op Day March 2017 Edition

(originally posted in the We Are Open Co-op publication) Yesterday, yours truly and the rest of the We Are Open Co-op crew hung out online for our monthly co-op day. We use these days to work together on the evolution of the co-op. And what a day it was yesterday! I facilitated with precision timing ;) […]

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Visual Drinkery: We Are Open Co-op Day March 2017 Edition

3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Leading offline groups can be challenging. These three tips make it easier. Participants in open source communities collaborate in online environments differently than they do offline. Online, we open source enthusiasts tend to think participation is easy—as long as we’re using open tools and have documented how people might get involved. We create structures, strategies, […]

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3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Thinking about robots

In the biweekly call I’ve been running since I came to Greenpeace, we have some deep philosophical discussions. We start with something meta, and then talk about how that meta thing relates to Greenpeace. In our call last week, our meta topic was “robots”. We talked high level for a bit, and then we focused […]

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Thinking about robots

What storytellers can teach open leaders

Learning from great storytellers makes us better open leaders—as long as we understand what these roles have in common. People are natural storytellers. From the moment we learn to speak, we use stories to communicate and to express our needs and desires. Great storytelling happens when the person telling the story is emotionally involved in […]

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What storytellers can teach open leaders

Greenpeace, the Open Organization and All Things Open 2016

Walking into the Red Hat Tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, I was feeling particularly upbeat. For over a year, I’ve been writing about open organizations on Opensource.com and serving as an Ambassador for the Open Organization. I was about to meet “my editor”, with whom I have a hilarious backchannel and a number of other […]

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Greenpeace, the Open Organization and All Things Open 2016

Why I can’t wait to represent at All Things Open

In two short weeks (OMG!!), I’ll be attending All Things Open. The 3 main reasons why I’m excited: I will connect. All Things Open has an incredible line up with passion and experience from across the Open Movement. The attendees of such a conference are bound to have some commonalities with yours truly. Others will […]

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Why I can’t wait to represent at All Things Open

Using listening to show courage and break silos

In our biweekly call last week, we reminded ourselves that courage is incredibly personal and individual. We briefly discussed how the context a person is in determines the definition of courage and then started talking about intellectual courage specifically. For intellectual courage, we talked a bit about continuing on your path, even when met with […]

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Using listening to show courage and break silos