Connect. Collaborate. Create community change.

Suggested Reading

Topics featured in previous Labs:

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown

Network Weaver Handbook, by June Holley

Books about Human Systems Dynamics by Glenda Eoyang and others


Other frameworks and tools the Lab has drawn upon:

Using Emergence to take Social Innovations to Scale,” by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

 Theory U, by Otto Scharmer

The Art of Convening, by Craig Neal, Patricia Neal, and Cynthia Wold

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, by Adam Kahane

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David Korton

Community: The Structure of Belonging, by Peter Block

What other books and resources have you found useful in practicing social innovation? Please leave a comment.



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