• Reading List,  Social Innovation,  Tonya Surman

    What Tonya’s Reading: Power and Love by Adam Kahane

    These thoughts were originally published in July 2018 by Centre for Social Innovation: Power and Love by Adam Kahane. “Adam is a facilitator of change labs and a principle at Reos Partners – global leaders in transformational processes. It was amazing to read about Adam’s insights about group processes. I really appreciated his vulnerability and felt a lot of comfort knowing that I wasn’t the only one that had dealt with failures and challenges in handling these types of complexities. I was left with a lovely group of change lab stories on which to draw, some amazing leads to further explore other thinkers and doers and a sense that I wasn’t…

  • Reading List,  Social Innovation,  Tonya Surman

    What Tonya’s Reading: Impact: Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation

    These thoughts were originally published in June 2018 by Centre for Social Innovation: “Yesterday, on my reading marathon, I finished Impact: Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation by my dear friend and mentor Al Etmanski. There is so much to love in this beautiful book, but the parts that sung for me were about the power of ‘passionate amateur’ and the great great material around moving policy forward. Truthfully, Al’s pure existence makes me so happy and the fact that occasionally I get a prod from him in the form of a poem or nudge, simply makes me sparkle. He truly embodies the balance of Power and Love referenced…