I am constantly challenging myself to find effective ways to leverage change in the world. Sometimes it’s minor, like how to reduce my yardwork responsibilities. Often it’s ambitious, like reducing apartment building utility consumption across Minnesota, or changing culture to make bicycling so normal people don’t even notice they’re doing it.
I embed those efforts into my work and life, not necessarily focusing on it as my primary goal. That’s why I was honored when long-time friend and fellow consultant Michael Bischoff of Clarity Factilitation invited me (as program coordinator with Minnesota Green Communities) to participate in a Social Innovation Lab as a system change case study. The Lab will focus on identifying and working with leverage points for change in complex systems.
I want to share a couple of leverage points I’m using in my current work. read more