Artificial Separations

Artificial Separations

I love Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants (2013). There is much deep wisdom in this book, and in today’s blog  I want to focus on the artificial separation we have been taught or have...
Scaling Living Systems

Scaling Living Systems

Eventually, leaders growing their companies will wonder if they can scale their idea, product, and/or impact across other locations or the larger system. A lot of energy has been put into how to do it, but most strategies begin with the assumption that their...
Saying Goodbye to Micromanagement

Saying Goodbye to Micromanagement

When bees outgrow their hive  the queen bee doesn’t direct the process of finding a larger place. Instead the bees anticipate the need and the scouts  go in search of a new hive on their own. As each scout bee comes back, they do a specific “bee dance”  – where...
A Special Gratitude Rollup

A Special Gratitude Rollup

This year I’ve been giving thanks to so many things – from nature’s gift of generosity, to the simple pleasures I find when I connect with the forest during my trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Yet what I’m finding to be one of the...