A Collection of Voices: We Are Open Co-op Day: September 2017 Edition

On the first day of September in the Year of Our Lord 2017, the We Are Open Co-op joined together in a celebration of piety towards intellect. Wait…what am I doing here? I’ve been reading Shakespeare and watching Braveheart. Ignore that voice, I was trying too hard. The We Are Open Co-op finally got together […]

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A Collection of Voices: We Are Open Co-op Day: September 2017 Edition

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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What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

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

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 […]

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Open Courage

How to run a Community Call

I originally wrote this article for Opensource.com Open organizations explicitly invite participation from external communities, because these organizations know their products and programs are world class only if they include a variety of perspectives at all phases of development. Liaising with and assisting those communities is critical. And community calls are my favorite method for […]

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How to run a Community Call