Strategies for Change Blog

February 10th, 2010, 01:38 pm

Community at the 1st Avenue Coffee Shop and Beyond!

By LINDA PROVENZA

It’s just a little diner, what’s the big deal? The big deal is a very special waitress who has single-handedly built a strong and diverse community amongst its many customers: a community that has taken on a life of its own.  A number of years ago I met Susie, my ‘guru at the coffee shop’ […]

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February 10th, 2010, 01:09 pm

Linda’s Thoughts on Creating Community

By LINDA PROVENZA

In my own work, creating and participating in community is at the heart of what I do.  Whether I am working with the staff of a hospital, college or international group, if any real work is to be done we need to create an environment where people feel valued, a part of the process, and connected […]

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December 15th, 2009, 10:03 pm

To My Brother

By LINDA PROVENZA

On the launch of my first official newsletter, and my entrée to social networking, I find myself reflecting on the origins of some my own core beliefs and the challenge of articulating these to people I have not seen for many years (yes, on Facebook!) One of the more delicate challenges has been to talk […]

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December 15th, 2009, 09:35 pm

Change = Crisis or Opportunity: Which Will It Be?

By LINDA PROVENZA

This marks the end of a tough year for many people, organizations and communities. A vast majority of people had to rethink what to expect and how to operate in a world that is in transition. Those with less have suffered more; those with more have experienced a world in flux. Wherever we stand, this […]

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