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Choosing To Lead

Alex Budak | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Budak

And what a perfect example I realized -- somewhere between sets of burpees and lunges -- that this was also a textbook metaphor for the cyclical nature of leadership.

32 Ways To Be A Changemaker

Alex Budak | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

My birthday wish is that you try at least one of these out and make this the year that you become (or deepen your work as) a changemaker.

The impact of stepping into your changemaker journey as a teen

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

All young people should have the chance to step into their changemaker journeys by self-identifying as changemakers, acting on it and sharing their changemaking with the world.

Changemaking Churches and the Transformation of Neighborhoods

Jim Friedrich | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Jim Friedrich

From "This is not a gentle poem" by Arne Pihl, part of "All Rise," a Seattle art happening about neighborhood change and social struggle, 2014-15 (Pho...

The Social Venture Journey with Matthew Abrams

Alex Budak | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

That moment when a budding social entrepreneur is on the cusp of starting a potentially world-changing venture is equal parts thrilling and terrifying...

What Good Parenting Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

Alex Budak | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

It's no exaggeration to say that before a baby can take its first steps, it will have fallen down in every conceivable direction hundreds, if not thousands, of times. How often at work, though, do we expect our teammates to do perfectly on the first try?

5 Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey

Alex Budak | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

I've heard from a number of people recently who are at the beginning of their changemaker journey but stuck on how to actually get started.

The Importance of Interconnectedness

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

by Sohil Shah I remember when I decided to launch my first socially conscious organization, with my co-founder Gloria Tso. Both of us had this burgeo...

4 Leadership Lessons from Justin Trudeau

Alex Budak | Posted 02.29.2016 | Chicago
Alex Budak

The breakout star of last month's elite Davos gathering was, without a doubt, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

13 Things you should never say in a media interview

Tim Ward | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

(Written together with Teresa Erickson) We are two former journalists (and co-authors of The Master Communicator's Handbook) who for twenty years hav...

Hire a Traveler

Erin McElroy | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Erin McElroy

Hire a Traveler. Ok, I am biased, my passion for travel only grows more and more as I pursue it, but I'm here to tell you why.

The Changemaker's Guide to Managing

Alex Budak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

From my experience advising social entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, I've learned three simple things changemakers like you can start doing right now to make managing people a responsibility that empowers, rather than a chore.

Government for the People

Jennifer Pahlka | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Pahlka

Not everyone agrees that government should provide food assistance for families who need it. But we can all agree that it makes no sense for families (and the workers in government who serve them) to spend untold hours navigating bureaucracy.

The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Ai-jen Poo

We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

Different Mentorship Roles: Cheerleaders, Coaches, and Critics

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Charles Orgbon III

When I was 12-years-old, I founded the non-profit organization, Greening Forward. Oftentimes, I encourage young changemakers by telling them that par...

6 Startups That (Actually) Make the World a Better Place

Jason Choi | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Jason Choi

Entrepreneurs' braggadocio has long been an item of parody, but their claims to "make the world a better place by disrupting (insert jargon)" highlight a deep-rooted problem in the world of innovation.

The Art of Being Alive Series: The Education of Change-makers. Interview with Romain Vak, VP of Watson University

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 10.10.2016 | Education
Adedayo Fashanu

The Art of Being alive is rooted in an individual's level and extent of education. Everyone deserves a right to education and beyond that everyone deserves a right to quality and affordable education; even more so everyone deserves education that allows them the capacity to truly become agents of change.

Bold Changemaker Journeys for Building a Better World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

As the world observes International Youth Day this week, I wanted to feature the direct voices of young changemakers who are unafraid of challenging the status-quo and refuse to accept the way things are

6 Keys to Turn Your Creativity Into Wealth

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We are reaching a whole new level in this human game. How we've understood human development and psychology is changing. Heard of Maslow's hierarch...

How to Create Change -- Even When Nobody Cares

Jaclyn Schiff | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Jaclyn Schiff

If you're one of the bold ones who has ever set out to lead an innovative project -- introducing co-workers, clients or customers to something new, attempting to ask people to do or think a little differently than they usually do -- you've confronted the "nobody cares" moment.

(Her)Story: A Revolution

Bernadette Lim | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Bernadette Lim

We at Women SPEAK are starting a revolution to shift our understanding of how women have changed and are changing the world. This revolution will not be televised.

To Create a Powerful Vision, Ask WHY

Alex Budak | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

Often entrepreneurs are tempted to create a vision statement which describes in detail what they are doing -- the program they offer, their target group, their service offering -- but completely forget to mention why they are doing it in the first place.

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

Alex Budak | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Alex Budak

There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think again -- it can be one of the best investments you make in yourself both as a leader and for your organization.

Finding Ourselves in Translation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By Justine Lutterodt My life has been defined by straddling multiple identities. As a child growing up in the U.S. with a white English mother and...