Yesterday, I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens. The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. I-WE-IT is a tripod of inter-connected skills for leaders: the individual leader (I), the power of … [Read more...] about A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work
The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you've probably made a few New Year's resolutions, including being more effective at your job. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. We are living and working in a world that is connected and where sacred space and deep thinking, essential ingredients to online personal productivity and well-being, is almost becoming extinct. What is … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
Take a guess. Be honest. How long can you pay attention when working online before your mind wanders? According to the Statistic Brain site list of attention span stats, in 2000 we had a 12 second attention span compared with an 8 second attention in 2013. To put this context, a gold fish has an attention span of 9 seconds! Attention span is the amount of concentrated time on a task without becoming distracted. Most educators and psychologists agree that the ability to focus attention on … [Read more...] about How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online
[slideshare id=35991574&doc=consciouscomputingapps-operaamericatoolsessionbethkanter-140617191324-phpapp01] I'm facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera. The session will share a wide range of free and low cost tools for implementing an organization's content strategy as well as group and personal productivity. We will, of … [Read more...] about Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done
Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in New Zealand, leading a workshop on social media and I facilitated a module on mindful social media. It seemed very appropriate given that my host, Stephen Blyth, collaborated with Peter Sykes, CEO & Founder at Mangere East Family Service Centre and we held the workshop on a Marae. Peter greeted me at the airport and as I got into the car I noticed a copy of Rheingold's book NetSmart in the back seat. Yesterday, this tweet from Howard Rheingold, … [Read more...] about Does This Deserve My Attention?