I expected it to be an opportunity to learn some business skills, network a bit, and return to work from The Conscious Entrepreneur Summit. I did not expect, however, for it to be sort of life changing. It even caused me to make some drastic changes to the way I was living my life and in turn my work.
Our Journey Toward a Kind Open Adaptive Network (KOAN)
Our team has been on an evolutionary journey– one that has shifted and changed us in important ways. We are taking time to reflect on our learnings as we continue into the next phase.
Owning Your Privilege: Leaving Guilt, Shame, and Blame Behind
What does “owning privilege” really look like in action? For us, it means using our privileged identities to make connections with others, share what we’ve learned and, hopefully, provide a pathway for others to join us in making change.
Reimagined Professionalism: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitation
We follow-up the Reimagining Professionalism article published in November 2021 with this piece to provide a facilitation guide for leading conversations that honor the unique needs and dreams of our colleagues and ourselves.
What We’ve Been Reading for Inspiration
Our team likes to find inspiration all over the place. Some of our more voracious readers (or audiobook listeners) have shared what they’ve been reading or listening to over the last few months, and why you might want to read that book, too!
Being Whole for the Holidays
In this article, one of our team members explores how celebrating holiday traditions in the midst of a global pandemic, social strife and climate degradation provides an opportunity for reinvention of ourselves and our identities.
Joy Endures Despite Injustice: An Important Reminder in JEDI Work
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work often feels heavy to participate in and lead. Let’s imagine what JEDI could look like and mean for us if we took a light-weighted approach. This article highlights joy as an important feature of our JEDI journeys. We offer a collection of lessons and strategies that help foster joy alongside the justice we strive to strengthen in our world.
Human-First Meets JEDI: A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention
When employees are more connected and engaged, they are more productive, collaborative, and innovative. This article highlights the ways in which human resource processes can be developed through a combined Human-First and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) lens, fostering a stronger organizational culture and healthier work environment.
Letters from Kamp
During September, the Integrated Work team gathered in Boulder, Colorado for a KOAN Kamp retreat to connect, serve the community, and plan for the future. Here are some personal accounts of what some team members found memorable.