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A Deeper Democracy

A Deeper Democracy

Sociocracy in Action 6 Of The Best Pieces of Advice From Successful Writers I’ve been reading some advice from successful writers lately and exploring what their routines are like to see what I can learn about Here are six of the most common pieces of advice I came across that have helped me a lot improving my writing here at Buffer. It also features actionable tips for you on how to implement them in your own writing. 1. I write because it comes out — and then to get paid for it afterwards? Unlike Charles Bukowski, writing well doesn’t come so easily for a lot of us (including me). The pure effort of writing is hard enough, but coupled with the pain of putting your work out into the world and letting others judge it, this can be enough to stop you from getting started at all. The trick to overcoming this isn’t easy, but it’s surprisingly effective: give yourself permission to write badly, and just start. Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird wrote an excellent essay on why writers must start with horrible drafts: (Great infographic from Copyblogger) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Centre Français de Sociocratie - Partager nos expériences pour permettre à chacun(e) d'aller plus loin Laird's Greatest Hits — Ecovillage Education US JULY 9th, 2014: Consensus 101 Making decisions by consensus is an unnatural act. At least it is for people raised in a hierarchic and competitive culture--which is just about everybody. We'll go over the cooperative roots of consensus and explain why it requires unlearning old adversarial responses in order to succeed. We'll go over the essential ingredients of consensus, explain blocking and standing aside, and make the case for why it's the most efficient form of decision making, once you've learned how to do it well. JULY 16th, 2014: Conflict: Fight, Flight, or Opportunity? Does conflict mean your group is sick, or just paying attention? JULY 23rd, 2014: Membership: questions you should have asked before joining JULY 30th, 2014: Navigating the Swamp of Non-monetary Contributions by Members to the Group This is the single most commonly requested topic I’m asked to help groups figure out—because it’s messy. Good meeting facilitation can make the difference between pain and gain.

Beyond Democracy Ideas para ser más productivos en la gestión del email El correo electrónico sigue siendo una de las principales vías de comunicación que utilizan los usuarios; de hecho, para muchos profesionales es una de sus herramientas clave dentro de su jornada laboral. Si bien es cierto que el email es una herramienta fundamental, también es una de las más odiadas por los usuarios y puede llegar a provocar cierta ansiedad cuando no somos capaces de llegar a vaciar nuestra bandeja de entrada (inbox zero). Teóricamente, el email es un medio de comunicación asíncrona; es decir, el destinatario de un mensaje no tiene por qué contestar de manera instantánea. Sin embargo, la dinámica del día a día nos ha llevado a una serie de malas prácticas que han convertido el email, casi, en un chat y esperamos respuestas instantáneas y sin demasiada demora. ¿Y existe otra manera de gestionar el email? No seas un esclavo del email Para empezar, creo que lo primer que tenemos que dejarnos claro es que tenemos que dejar de ser esclavos del correo electrónico.

Sociocratie SocioNet — Network for a Sociocratic Society The Co-Intelligence Institute The Co-Intelligence Institute The nonprofit Co-Intelligence Institute (CII) promotes awareness of co-intelligence and of the many existing tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII embraces all such ideas and methods, and explores and catalyzes their integrated application to democratic renewal, community problems, organizational transformation, national and global crises and the creation of just, vibrant, sustainable cultures. We research, network, advocate, and help organize leading-edge experiments and conversations in order to weave what is possible into new, wiser forms of civilization. The goal of the CII is the conscious evolution of culture in harmony with nature and with the highest human potentials. If you would like to be involved in this effort, click here or contact us at: The Co-Intelligence Institute P.O. We welcome your support. Our Work | | Endorsements | | CII Board | | CII Associates | | Special Campaigns and Projects | | Major Funders

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