Category Archives: Words Matter

Bringing Out Our Best (When We’re At Our Worst)

The worst time for having to be with lots of other people is when we’re feeling stressed or even depressed. The holidays often bring both those things at the same time — stress AND being with people. Talk about set up to fail! My Catalytic Thinking practice has changed all that for me. When I let that…

Systems Change

     You can’t fight the system.      The system is stacked against us.      Systems change is hard. Because a big part of Creating the Future’s work is about changing systems, we thought it would be helpful to define what we mean by “systems” and why we focus there. The following combines…

No More Bylaws!

What do bylaws make possible for accomplishing an organization’s mission? Aside from meeting various external regulatory standards, what good do bylaws really do for an organization and the mission they have set out to accomplish? These were just some of the questions our board and community members explored at our July board meeting, as we…