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By January 19, 2011

By John Esterle January 18, 2011 As Pia noted in her recent post, TWI starts 2011 with a recommitment to seeding our blog on at least a weekly basis. Why? Because we think it can be a way for the TWI community to stay connected with what we’re thinking, feeling, and doing; what we’re reading,…

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A Civic Dialogue on the Tools of Social Media

By January 11, 2011

By Jill Blair January 11, 2011 Thanks to TWI, I was referred to and just finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s article Small Change: why the revolution will not be tweeted, (New Yorker, October 2, 2010). The article resonated with me. I wondered if the echo was generational – me being my age and he being his,…

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Blopping – Blog Hopping

By January 4, 2011

by Pia Infante January 4, 2011 It is a crisp new year, as evidenced by this first TWI blog post since April 2010. As you may guess, we at The Whitman Institute have resolved to post weekly on our blog. Ta da! I am the lucky draw for week one. As I anguished (for several…

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What's the Value in Following Rather Than Leading?

By April 2, 2010

By John Esterle How do we make following sexy? This question has stayed with me since Katherine Fulton, President of The Monitor Institute, posed it a few days ago at the Annual Meeting of Northern California Grantmakers. It probably stuck because I think it’s an important question to address if more foundations are to move…

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Sit There and Listen

By March 11, 2010

By Pia Infante Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.    (Margaret Wheatley) This quote brings to…

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