Writing, Reflecting

Human to Human — is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, in which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes, and inspire individual and communal reflection on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

Articles, Poems, Podcasts — I also enjoy harvesting learning in the form of written articles, thought papers, prose, and conversational podcasts. A few of those are compiled here.

Participatory Leadership Journal — Church and Community Ministries, United Methodist Church: (2015, with Kathleen Masters). This was a significant effort with Kathleen and many others that are salt of the earth people from four groups: Church and Community Ministries, Global Ministries, Projects, and Conference Partners. It is one part methods and models of participative leadership, particularly applied through a faith community lens. It is another part story, three years worth of stewarding and culture making. It is another part tips and guidelines to improve practice.

The Circle Way Essence Cards: Simple Notes to Guide Skillful Practice (with Quanita Roberson)

A Cadence of Despair: Poems and Reflections on Heartbreak, Loss and Renewal (March 2020). This isn’t a book about facilitation. Rather, it is a book that is about coming into relationship with despair, including descent and ascent. It’s highly personal material that maps the personal to the universal.