How to handle criticism of your open project

originally posted on Opensource.com Remaining empathetic when people criticize your project can be difficult. Here’s how my team did it recently. Over the course of the past year, the project I’m working on has been using open organizational principles as the cornerstone of the work. It’s the first attempt at using open methodologies inside of […]

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How to handle criticism of your open project

The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

Originally posted on the We Are Open Co-op blog On July 26, 2017, an amazing community of more than 35 people came together to participate in our first Barn Raising session for Badge Wiki. If you want to skip straight to what we managed to create, head to the etherpad for the session, or check […]

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The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

Originally posted on Opensource.com Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices. Recently I facilitated a creative work week for my colleagues working on the Planet 4 project at Greenpeace. One evening, when we came together in a closing circle after a day of intense creative work, I asked […]

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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