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    Peace Corps and Ashoka: Celebrating Anniversaries and Collaborations

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    Did you know that Sargent Shriver, the dynamic force behind the crea

    Q&A with IBM’s Tony Tenicela: Empathy, Diversity, and the Keys to Corporate Turnaround

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    We put a lot of energy into building camaraderie among employees and management alike, which is absolutely critical to maintaining empathy and mutual respect. We’ve developed a strong virtual community, so that employees get to know each other across team and managerial lines. It doesn’t replace face-to-face, but it absolutely enhances the employee experience.

    Storytellers in Residence - An elected community hosted by Ashoka and partners

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    People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things.

    The Age of Fast Industries and Ecosystems

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    People often ask me why I started working with Ashoka and why I have I stayed with Ashoka for the last eight years.  I tell the story of how d

    Building Cities of Changemakers

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    By partnering with the New Cities Foundation, Ashoka looks forward to highlighting the importance of social entrepreneurs in making cities the best they can be, and to sharing the key principles and patterns from urban innovations that can offer practical solutions. Perhaps most importantly, Ashoka hopes to change the framework with we all approach our cities to start with.

    Rethinking the Impact Spectrum

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    A friend recently asked me advice related to an organization where she’s on the Board.

    Your Old Team Will Lose The New Game — Don't Be Sidelined!

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    What do you do when the game you have prepared for your whole life has changed? This is the question I posed in The Changemaker EffectOur centuries old one-leader-at-a-time past has given way to a new everyone-a-leader present. Leadership in this context requires everyone to see the big picture and advance solutions that contribute to positive change. This new game demands very different skills and a new kind of teamwork. Here are 10 things you need to know:

    Fill your teammates' emotional tanks

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    Winning requires not just playing at your best, but helping your teammates play better too, s

    Reflect within. Listen without.

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    Our social systems often encourage us to suppress our innate capacities for empathy.