“Every point in history is a crossroads. A single travelled road leads from the past to the present, but myriad paths fork off into the future. Some of those paths are wider, smoother and better marked, and are thus more likely to be taken, but sometimes history – or the people who make history – takes unexpected turns.”

Infography showing the quote “Every point in history is a crossroads. A single travelled road leads from the past to the present, but myriad paths fork off into the future. Some of those paths are wider, smoother and better marked, and are thus more likely to be taken, but sometimes history – or the people who make history – takes unexpected turns.”
Traducción al español: “Cada punto de la historia es una encrucijada. Un único camino trillado conduce del pasado al presente, pero hay una miríada de sendas que se bifurcan hacia el futuro, algunas de las cuales son más anchas, más regulares y están mejor marcadas, y es más probable que sean las que se tomen, pero a veces la historia (o la gente que hace la historia) da giros inesperados.”

Y. N. Harari (2013) en “Sapiens: Breve Historia de la Humanidad”

“One critical activity of collaborative management is to build relationships and interactions that result in achieving the collective purpose. Such activity is intended to facilitate interaction among partners, reduce complexity and uncertainty by promoting open and fluid information exchange, and increase communication linkages among partners to the collaboration.”

Infography with the quote stated before
Traducción al español: “Una actividad crítica en la gestión colaborativa es la construcción de relaciones e interacciones que ayuden a conseguir el propósito colectivo. Dicha actividad debe facilitar la interacción entre los participantes, reducir la complejidad y la incertidumbre promoviendo el intercambio abierto y fluido de la información y aumentar los enlaces entre los agentes afectados.”

M. McGuire, C. Silvia & J.M. Bryson (2015) in “Managing Effective Collaborations”

“By changing the basis of our behaviour […] we can create a radically-different collective imagination, a new vision for the future of society that’s rooted in equality and solidarity; one that values things and people that add true worth to our lives rather than extracting value for private gain.”, read the whole article here.

Traducción al español: “Cambiando la base de nuestro comportamiento […] podemos crear un imaginario colectivo radicalmente diferente, una nueva visión para el futuro de la sociedad que nazca de la equidad y la solidaridad, una que valore las cosas y las personas que añaden valor a nuestras vidas frente a aquéllas que extraen valor para el beneficio privado”.

Sam Earle (2020) in “Seizing the unexpected opportunities of Covid-19”

“Democracy is about thinking the impossible and struggling to make it possible.”

Traducción al español: “La Democracia es pensar lo imposible y luchar para hacerlo posible”

M. Parés, S. Ospina & J. Subirats (2017:XV) in “Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership”

“Social innovation encompasses collective action that succeeds in changing the world for the better, by mutually embedding social, economic and ecological systems, recreating solidarity-based community relations, stimulating a fair distribution of resources, establishing regenerative economies, and supporting socio-cultural, discursive and cognitive diversity.”

Infography with teh quote: “Social innovation encompasses collective action that succeeds in changing the world for the better, by mutually embedding social, economic and ecological systems, recreating solidarity-based community relations, stimulating a fair distribution of resources, establishing regenerative economies, and supporting socio-cultural, discursive and cognitive diversity." by Van den Broeck et al. (2020)
Traducción al español: “La innovación social abarca acciones colectivas que logran cambiar el mundo para mejor, integrando los sistemas social, económico y ecológico, recreando relaciones comunitarias basadas en la solidaridad, estimulando una distribución justa de los recursos, estableciendo economías regenerativas y apoyando la diversidad socio-cultural, discursiva y cognitiva”

P. Van den Broeck, A. Mehmood, A. Paidakaki & C. Parra (2020) in “Social Innovation as Political Transformation”

“Overcoming collaborative obstacles is based on more than just reaching agreement; it is also about developing trust among stakeholders and generating political and social capital. When there is no history of priorities, partners must be willing to take some risk to initiate the collaboration and aim for realistic goals.”

Infography with the quote: “Overcoming collaborative obstacles is based on more than just reaching agreement; it is also about developing trust among stakeholders and generating political and social capital. When there is no history of priorities, partners must be willing to take some risk to initiate the collaboration and aim for realistic goals."
Traducción al español: “sobreponerse a retos colaborativos no sólo se basa en llegar a acuerdos, también requiere generar confianza entre los actors y capital social y político. Cuando no hay una historia previa de prioridades, los socios deben estar dispuestos a asumir ciertos riesgos para iniciar la colaboración y ponerse objetivos realistas”

M. McGuire, C. Silvia & J.M. Bryson (2015) in “Managing Effective Collaborations”

“The field of Action Research is, in many ways, a methodology that explores solutions to the problems of practice”

Infography with the quote "The field of Action Research is, in many ways, a methodology that explores solutions to the problems of practice"
Traducción a español: “El campo de la investigación-acción participativa es, de muchas maneras, una metodología que explora soluciones a los problemas de la práctica”

J. A Raelin (2019) in "Towards a Methodology for Studying Leadership-as-Practice".

“When people recognise their dignity, they are more likely to recognise that of others and connect their particular problems to the universal aspirations of a better life for all.
[…]
The future is not a place where we’re going to, it is something we are creating.”

Infography with the quote ""When people recognise their dignity, they are more likely to recognise that of others and connect their particular problems to the universal aspirations of a better life for all. [...] The future is not a place where we're going to, it is something we are creating.”"
Traducción “Cuando la gente reconoce su dignidad, es más probable que reconozcan la de l@s demás y que conecten sus problemas particulares con las aspiraciones universales de una vida mejor para todos. (…) El futuro no es un lugar hacia el que vamos, sino algo que estamos creando”

M. Parés, S. Ospina & J. Subirats (2017:86) in “Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership”

“Collective capacity is power in repose; it is capability waiting to happen”

Infography with teh quote “Collective capacity is power in repose; it is capability waiting to happen”
Traducción: “La Capacidad Colectiva es poder en reposo, es potencial esperando a que se ejecute”

M. Parés, S. Ospina & J. Subirats (2017) in “Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership”

“Leadership involves the collective efforts of multiple individuals to learn, adapt an innovate in response to changing conditions.”

Traducción: “El liderazgo implica los esfuerzos colectivos de múltiples individuos para aprender, adaptarse e innovar en respuesta a las condiciones cambiantes”

M. Uhl-Bien, R. Marion & B. Mc Kelvey in “Complexity Leadership Theory” (2007)