This fall, at the end of one of our first in-person conference presentations, amidst the buzz of actual human interaction and reunions among colleagues from various cities finally seeing each other in person, one woman hung back until after all the other participants' questions were asked. Then she confided: "I'm struggling because people at my school have become so divided about even bringing up the topic of race." I responded with what I thought was a totally benign reply: "As a leader at … [Read more...]
How Might Change Be Driven by Coherence?
As institutional and social change seems to be accelerating, something that is becoming more and more clear almost by the day has been seeping into our work here at The Big Questions Institute. It's the sense that all of this, the pandemic, the racial unrest, the looming environmental and economic disasters, all of them are symptoms of the deep incoherence of this moment when it comes to our supposed values and commitments and actions we actually take. Everything today feels like a … [Read more...]