Podcast

A Goodly Way- Episode 23

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Cultivating your city into a playground requires many things, among them dedication, collaboration, and innovation. In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis argue that the essential component of this kind of transformation is a commitment to go about work in a goodly way. Join them as they look at examples from across Leadership Foundations global network of leaders dedicating themselves to transforming their cities into playgrounds.

 

 


A Goodly Way Whispercast- Episode 22

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In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis prepare to give key updates from around the Leadership Foundations’ global network. Using stories, biblical passages, and even greek translations, they explore the importance of not only the good work being done in our cities, but also the goodly way in which it is done. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 

 

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Operationalizing a Vision- Episode 21

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Creating adaptive responses to community problems and using evaluation frameworks can seem incompatible at times. In this episode Rick Enloe, Dave Hillis,and Patricia Talton of the Northwest Leadership Foundation discuss how the two can go hand-in-hand to produce lasting impact in our cities. Join them as they explore how evaluation tools can be used to stay nimble and respond to the changing realities of our communities as we work to realize the vision of cities becoming playgrounds.

 

 


Operationalizing A Vision Whispercast- Episode 20

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In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis consider how Leadership Foundations has operationalized the vision that took root in Sam Shoemaker and Reid Carpenter over 50 years ago. Using church history, the LF story, and our new evaluation tools, they set up our next full length podcast with Patricia Talton, President and CEO of the Northwest Leadership Foundation. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 

 


Engaging Leaders- Episode 19

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It takes engaging leaders to engage leaders – leaders of good faith, good will, and also of good humor. In this episode Dave Hillis and Rick Enloe explore the role of humor in setting a table of joy where everyone is engaged through sharing the communion of laughter and pain. Together, these essential components of life shared at a common table bring people together, engage everyone present, and expand our capacity to see, hear, care and play together, turning our streets and cities into playgrounds.

 

 


Engaging Leaders Whispercast- Episode 18

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What does it take to engage leaders of good faith and good will? In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis touch on topics like humor and ego in a discussion about the attributes and pitfalls of leadership. This episode sets up our next full length podcast with Eric Geary, President of the Lexington Leadership Foundation, Director of the LF Global Youth Initiative, and author of Loudership: Increasing the Volume of My Own Opinion.

 

 


Power in the Playground- Episode 17

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How is power used on behalf of others? Is it used to include or exclude? In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis are joined by Lisa Pratt Slayton, President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation. Together they dive into the dynamics of navigating systems of power in our cities.

 

 


Power in the Playground Whispercast- Episode 16

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In this Whispercast, we explore the role of power in our cities and lives. Join Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis as they begin to discuss the dynamics of power and prepare for our next full length podcast with Lisa Pratt Slayton, President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 

 


Paradigm Shift- Episode 15

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How do you make cities better? In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis further explore the Advancement Plus Project and the singular focus that it produced: LF develops leaders who drive the wheel of change in their cities. This wheel is made up of our 3 functions- engaging leaders of good faith and good will, building the capacity of others, and developing joint initiatives.

 

 


Paradigm Shift Whispercast- Episode 14

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In this Whispercast, we explore Leadership Foundations’ Advancement Plus Project through the lens of Thomas Kuhn’s idea of paradigm shifts. Join Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis as they introduce this six month long project LF went through with The Bridgespan Group and the singular focus that came out of the process. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.