Peggy Holman, co-editor The Change Handbook.
Special Guest: Peggy Holman, Open Circle Company
With comments by Mary Ann Gould, CVI co-founder;
and Susan Berg, author, Choose On Purpose for Twentysomethings
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In these turbulent times, do we retreat into ourselves or come together?
Peggy Holman, founder of Open Circle Company and facilitator of the
"Journalism That Matters" conferences, explores how bringing a
diversity of voices together is essential to achieving "emergent
change" and allows us to turn crisis into opportunity. Where citizens
used to be merely consumers of news and journalists the providers, now
they join together into a "new news ecology" that is frightening to
the old order but brings with it possibility previously unimagined.
Peggy provides examples of unlikely partnerships that form between
East and West, young and old, traditional and high-tech. She
facilitates the simple act of conversation to help people accept that
the "fences are down" because everyone can be a journalist. She
defines a new kind of tool-a macroscope-that allows us to view
ourselves in a larger context and evolve into a healthier society. Her
examples of emergent change support her statement that "Things are
getting better as we speak."
Peggy Holman is the founder of The Open Circle Company, an
organization dedicated to supporting organizations in becoming who
they say they want to be. The second edition of her book , The Change
Handbook, (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) co-edited with Tom Devane and Steven
Cady, has been warmly received as an aid to people wishing to increase
the effectiveness of their organizations and communities. She earned
an MBA (Emphasis in Finance) from Seattle University. Since 2001, she
has worked with journalists in redefining journalism for the 21st
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