Rebirthing a Partnership Nation: Black Lives Matter

Rebirthing a Partnership Nation: Black Lives Matter

June 19, 2020 By Shannon Mannon, Co-Founder, the 3-Minute Storyteller, and Partnership Community Leader Thanks Shannon for your permission to reprint the 3MS June, 2020 newsletter post. Do you also feel like we’re living inside a cycle of epic destruction, the stuff of myths, Book of Exodus times? Black people are being murdered. Riots and looting are unfolding in the streets. Unemployment rates are soaring. A global pandemic isn’t close to being contained. All of these viruses—racism, COVID-19, inequality, poverty, white supremacy—have finally triggered our sluggish, collective immune system to respond. But life…continue reading →
There Is Another Way —Partnership!

There Is Another Way —Partnership!

June 8, 2020 A big THANK YOU to graphic facilitator Sita Magnuson of DPict for this excellent thought-map of the June 1, 2020 event Public Town Hall with Riane Eisler - Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: a Conversation on Partnerism. Caring economy and partnership leaders: if you share this image, please credit: Sita Magnuson, DPict, https://www.dpict.co/aboutcontinue reading →
How I Am Unlearning Domination and Relearning Partnership: a Personal and Cultural Journey

How I Am Unlearning Domination and Relearning Partnership: a Personal and Cultural Journey

May 26, 2020 By request we are publishing this letter anonymously. Thank you to the author for their courage to share their story. Professor Riane Eisler's work has had a huge transformative impact on my life. I am someone who was raised in a blended dominance-partnership family and it has taken me many years of self-reflection to unlearn the toxic, parochial, tribalistic mindset that the paternal side of my family imbibed me with as a child. I was raised in a fairly conservative Chinese Singaporean home, with a father who believed that emotionally abusing me…continue reading →
Glamour: Beyond Capitalism

Glamour: Beyond Capitalism

April 16, 2020 This week on Bitch Media, host Carmen Rios interviews leading feminists including Brie Mathers, founder of Love the Skin You’re In, leader of the Center for Partnership Studie's Girls Resiliency Education Fund and girls’ empowerment speaker on Glamour: Beyond Capitalism. Capitalism has complicated our cultural definition of “glamour”— and in the process, it has corrupted how women see and express ourselves. The podcast explores gender issues around the objectification of women and how misogynist corporate systems are controlling young women and their body image. Brie responds: “Building resiliency is fundamental…continue reading →
Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

November 5, 2019 by By Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, CPS Partnership Community Editor’s note: When we received Martha’s submission for the Leader’s Blog, she shared: “Oman and I have facilitated hundreds of such conversations and have used the partnership model from the start. We also cited Riane in our book.” Thank you Martha and Oman for your groundbreaking work creating partnership, identity-safe spaces ‘that generate transformational change’. For ten years, we’ve worked with organizations to create cultures of compassion, places of belonging where people feel valued and inspired to be their authentic…continue reading →
Dare to be Human: Consent Decision Making

Dare to be Human: Consent Decision Making

November 5, 2019 by Ted Rau PhD., CPS Partnership Community Most of my work is teaching and coaching in the context of a governance framework called sociocracy. Sociocracy combines a decision-making method (consent) with a team structure (linked, nested circles) and a strong commitment to continuous improvement. It is designed to optimize human connection, equal voice and effectiveness. In this post, I want to focus on one aspect of that and how it relates to partnership at eye level. In my work with teams, I notice that the definition of consent as well…continue reading →
A Win-Win Vision for Families

A Win-Win Vision for Families

November 5, 2019 by Dr. Louise Hart, CPS Partnership Community “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” —Jimi Hendrix Power comes from the Latin word, potere, meaning “to be able.” Everyone needs to be able, to be capable, to have a sense of personal power. For better or worse, the patterns of power by which people live, and that children copy, shape their lives. Early on, adults have total responsibility and total power over their children’s lives. Helpless babies are completely dependent on adults for…continue reading →
Intercultural Healing: Building Caring Partnerships is Social Justice

Intercultural Healing: Building Caring Partnerships is Social Justice

November 5, 2019 by Jul Bystrova, CPS Partnership Community It’s been three years now since the height of the resistance at Standing Rock where the Lakota people fought to protect their water and resist yet another pipeline coming through their sacred lands. It was an event that woke up more of the world to the ongoing plight of the Indigenous people’s oppression and galvanized tribes everywhere to come together and experience a power and a pride in their heritage, as well as communicating the sober fact that their history is now the reality…continue reading →
The Evolved Nest Nurtures the First Partnership Relationship

The Evolved Nest Nurtures the First Partnership Relationship

November 5, 2019 By Darcia Narvaez, PhD., CPS Partnership Community Currently, greater attention is being paid to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) which can derail healthy development, leading to long term ill health and early death. Avoiding traumatizing children with abuse, neglect or violence is certainly fundamental to their wellbeing. Adults often point out the individuals that succeeded despite coming from adverse childhood experiences. Again, noting resiliency is also a good endeavor. But we should not take resiliency or avoiding trauma as good enough goals for our society’s children. Such standards are too low.…continue reading →