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Posts Tagged ‘listening’

May 21st, 2014 - 3:00 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Knowing when (and why) to stop and listen

“The presenting problem and the real (or underlying) problem are different.” Joe Shaffner on Peter Block’s book, "Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used."[...]

November 24th, 2013 - 1:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

On one of the social good industry’s most killer assumptions: That in the developing world, nothing exists, i.e. that there’s a blank slate upon which our interventions can be built.[...]

May 27th, 2013 - 11:09 am § in Uncategorized

Listening to “beneficiaries” and the more measurement bandwagon

There’s a lot of value in big data, and it may be tempting to place local leaders’ expertise within the big-data paradigm. However, we need to be cognizant about the origins of our obsession with results. [...]

January 27th, 2013 - 6:19 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability

“In his breakdown, he not only owned up to embezzlement, but also to having let down his own family, his community, his people, and the generations to come.” A guest post from Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX.[...]

July 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm § in Good Practice

How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations, Part 1 of 3

As resourced outsiders, when we meet with suffering people, we create high expectations, in them and in ourselves. Or we feel completely helpless in not being able to offer enough and in so doing may even reinforce feelings of hopelessness.[...]