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Lessons Learned After 50 Podcast Episodes

Aug 20, 2020

You many never know what results come from your action.  

But if you do nothing, there will be no result.


More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

This podcast started out as a labor of love for social change leaders.  Next week will be our 50th episodes and we have some exciting announcements coming up.  On today’s episode we will look back and discuss what we have learned launching and doing a weekly podcast.  We share some of the...

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Partnering for Culturally Specific Services

Aug 13, 2020

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

- Ethiopian Proverb

Social change leaders and More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

Social innovators solving community challenges are recognizing more and more the importance that culture plays in developing solutions.  Are you creating a solution that is culturally competent/responsive?  Or, is it culturally specific?  What is the difference?  In this episode we have a conversation with Angela Reed...

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Collaboration for Social Impact

Aug 06, 2020

Unity is strength ... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved 

- Mattie Stepanek

Social change leaders and More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

In today's episode we discuss collaboration. Collaboration is a skill that social change leaders must acquire and constantly improve in order to engage and energize individuals and groups to accomplish mutual goals.  Collaborative leadership involves bringing the right...

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Top 10 Time Management Tips for Social Innovators

Jul 30, 2020

Run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net 

Are you making the most out of the time you have available?  How are you figuring out how the important work gets done that is going to move you and your social initiative forward?  Using the rock, pebble, sand in a jar analogy is helpful when you plan how to use your time to make sure it is helping you achieve your goals for social change.  But how can you build in...

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5 Common Mindset Blocks for Social Impact Leaders

Jul 23, 2020

Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside changes along with it. 

- Steve Maraboli

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As we continue to do socially impactful work, there are some common mindset traps that all social impact leaders can fall into on a regular basis. Getting stuck in these mindset blocks can have a big impact on many areas of our life: not only the work we are doing but our confidence, energy, relationships, health, fulfilment and...

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6 Types of Outside Support That Can Maximize Your Social Impact

Jul 16, 2020

Be Strong enough to stand alone,

smart enough to know when you need help, 

and brave enough to ask for it.

 - Anonymous

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Social change leaders like you are doing important work.  But as you launch, develop and more deeply engage in your social impact efforts, you may find you hit some road blocks or stall out a bit.  This is the perfect time to bring in additional support and assistance and perspective from the...

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Taking Time to Work ‘On not In’ Your Social Enterprise

Jul 09, 2020

Most entrepreneurs fail because they are working in their business rather than on their business. 

-  Michael Gerber 

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As you launch and grow your social change work do you often find yourself drowning in all your 'to dos' that are urgent, but rarely being able to work on what is important? When you are launching and operating your work around social change it is easy to get caught up in all the things you need...

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Supporting and Celebrating Black Male Educators

Jul 02, 2020

If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don't,

If you like to win, but you think you can't

It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost

For out of the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow's will

It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are

You've got to think high to rise,

You've got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go

To the stronger or faster man,


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Sustaining Hope and Action for Social Change

Jun 25, 2020

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”

- Michelle Obama 

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

Today we discuss how to social change leaders can sustain hope and action. In our conversation we:

  • Discuss the current social change work that is being done is not just in the margins but the significant changes happening at the micro level and systems being challenged at the macro level. 
  • Discuss active hope...
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Thoughts from Minneapolis: How did we get here? Where will we go?

Jun 18, 2020

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In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and reactions in the Twin Cities and around the world, we wanted to invite Carl Young back to the podcast. Carl is a social change leader, a mental wellness professional who does a lot of community-based work and a black man living in Minneapolis. 

In this episode with Carl we talk about:

  • Carl’s experience growing up as a black man in the south...
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