Assigned Readings


The following articles will be assigned through the Evolve course. Check the article title to open the link in your browser or download the pdf.

Before Session 1

Personal Renewal by John Gardner

Before Session 2

Participant’s Guide:
Chapters 1: Know Yourself
Chapter 2: Leading with Wisdom

Telling Your Public Story: Self, Us, Now Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, 2007.

Leadership from Organizing Notes, Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, 2006.

(If you are interested in Marshall Ganz’s work you might want to take a look at his whole online Organizing Course)

Before Session 3

Participant’s Guide:
Chapters 3: Leadership for the Common Good
Chapter 4: Project Toolkit

Creating Shared Structure: Building Relationships. Adapted from the works of Marshall Ganz of Harvard University.

Before Session 4

Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker, January 11, 1999.

Before Session 6

Gardner Community “Community” from On Leadership by John W. Gardner.

The Collective Leadership Framework: A Workbook for Cultivating and Sustaining Community Change. W.K. Kellogg Foundation publication. (This link will take you to the Kellogg website where you can download a pdf or order a free printed copy that will be mailed to you.)

Team Building, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2007.

  One Response to “Assigned Readings”

  1. Interesting look at connections and their value.

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