always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question
e.e. cummings

As a writer, I'm interested in the relationship between language and consciousness in organizations and communities. 

My books include Collaborative Creativity, Accidental Conversations, Project Zen, Appreciative Leadership, Mountain Paths, Conscious Becoming, Instructions from the Cook, The Stories that Connect Us, The Enchantment of Casual Origins, The Joy of Thriving, Ordinary Eyes, The Agile Canvas Field Guide, Abundant Possibilities, The Power Of Circles, Making Sense Of Time, Beyond Recipes, Focus, Smarter Together, Growing Ideas and The Art Of Conversations. I continue the oldest daily blog in Northern Ohio since 2002.

I am the originator of the groundbreaking Agile Canvas collaboration model, workshop designer and co-founder of Thrive At Work. In dozens of industries, I've worked with executives and civic leaders, engineers and scientists, teachers and entrepreneurs, investors and economists, doctors and nurses, lawyers and accountants, designers and storytellers, native elders and fishermen, film makers and community builders.

With a graduate degree focused in positive psychology from Goddard College, I have taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt and Kent State University. 

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