“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.”
“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.”
“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.
“Democracy is about thinking the impossible and struggling to make it possible.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The field of Action Research is, in many ways, a methodology that explores solutions to the problems of 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.”
“Collective capacity is power in repose; it is capability waiting to happen”
“Leadership involves the collective efforts of multiple individuals to learn, adapt an innovate in response to changing conditions.”