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Post-election Reflection: How to do it Better Next Time

by Milenko Matanovic

I yearn for leaders who are collaborators.

In an election, I wait for one candidate to say to another, “That’s an interesting insight—I want to think about it.” Or “That is a different perspective—I never thought about that angle.” Or, “Maybe if we combine our ideas, we might do more good.”

Collaboration must become society’s norm. Why? Because we live in a complex world, yet we act as if someone’s individual expertise or ideology can provide all the answers. The present moment calls for “system leaders” who understand that we require each other’s insights to fully comprehend the needs of our society and its diverse peoples, as well as the entire planet we inhabit.

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Seattle 2-Day Trainings Announced

DO YOU WORK WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS? Are you tired of public processes that get bogged down because they are unwieldy, ineffective, or meaningless? Are you sick of meetings that get hijacked by a boisterous few? Do you believe that community involvement is essential to creating successful public spaces and public policy? These 2-day introductions to the Pomegranate Approach teach you how to fully engage communities in a productive and creative process, while creating broad ownership.  LEARN MORE

 

Looking Toward the Future

by Milenko Matanovic

As Pomegranate Center plans for its next steps, we asked our Board and supporters to help us improve our work and impact. As a part of this learning, we posted a survey to our mailing list. Read more

Paper Roads and Placemaking

What is a Paper Road? In New Zealand, it’s a common term for a legal road that may exist only on paper. These roads are typically not fully developed but are well known as walking and biking routes for locals. One industrious group of New Zealanders saw Paper Roads as a perfect opportunity for placemaking. Read more