Types of Trust in Networks

If Trust Is The Glue Of A Network. . . . . . we can’t have too many honest & authentic discussions about it. And talking about trust can be hard in any context, but in some ways it’s even harder in networks. So many of the ‘rules’ are contrary to what most civilized people have grown to expect. So many norms are being re-written. Networks require diversity – and our different cultures have different norms and cues for trust & trustworthiness. So while we all have a similar sense of what it feels like to trust & to have … Read more

Network Contributions

I often think of a good marriage as a generative balance of creative tensions. Same thing with social change. There’s an art to it – not flopping into the easy answer, the dominant narrative, the usual pattern. And the same goes for roles, actions, contributions in a social change network. We tend to show up pretty certain about what’s needed. And the answer tends to align well with our own inclinations. But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my many, many years is that not only is the answer not residing in any single one of us, the necessary behavior, the useful contribution is … Read more


Christine is a master at thoughtfully designing surveys, in collaboration with others, but her capacity for analysis is what has really wowed me and others I work with. Christine took a large stack of data and molded it, qualitatively and quantitatively, into a beautiful, useful picture that helped our team make sense of both what we’ve done and also what was emerging. The report Christine wrote about survey data from the Social Innovation Lab we are working on together played an instrumental role in the way we adapted and re-envisioned what we were doing. Christine’s deeply perceives what is happening … Read more

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