60 pippa.io Govern Yourself Accordingly - Politics | Activism | Leadership http://springtide.ngo/govern-yourself-accordingly en Springtide Collective for Democracy Society 2017 Politics, Democracy, Self-Improvement, Governance, Community, Organizing Mark Coffin Better Politics Podcast no Springtide info+5a18a06a6bbc002909206537@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a18a06a6bbc002909206537/1517340478155-a2871ba5172817867851f856b10caf89.jpeg http://springtide.ngo/govern-yourself-accordingly Govern Yourself Accordingly - Politics | Activism | Leadership Springtide and the future of our podcasts Springtide and the future of our podcasts Fri, 04 May 2018 14:35:08 GMT 8:10 5aec6f9c4fe43eca29ebec0f no http://www.springtide.ngo/os32 This week we bring you some important news about the future of podcasts at Springtide. full 1 7 This week we bring you some important news about the future of podcasts at Springtide.


To chime in on the future of this show, contact me at mark@springtide.ngo 


Support the podcast.


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This week we bring you some important news about the future of podcasts at Springtide.


To chime in on the future of this show, contact me at mark@springtide.ngo 


Support the podcast.


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#6: Finite and Infinite Games with James Carse #6: Finite and Infinite Games with James Carse Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:08:31 GMT 36:39 5a96fe2f3ff26e976c27e9bf no http://www.springtide.ngo/gya6 full 1 6 Thirty-five years ago, James Carse wrote a book called 'Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility’. Over three decades later, it remains popular. In this podcast we explore what the ideas expressed in the book could mean when applied in a political space.


A finite game is played to be won and an infinite game is played for the purpose of continuing play. In this episode, Mark calls James Carse to explore questions about how the ideas in his book apply to politics and public life. 



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Thirty-five years ago, James Carse wrote a book called 'Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility’. Over three decades later, it remains popular. In this podcast we explore what the ideas expressed in the book could mean when applied in a political space.


A finite game is played to be won and an infinite game is played for the purpose of continuing play. In this episode, Mark calls James Carse to explore questions about how the ideas in his book apply to politics and public life. 



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#5: The Push for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Canadian Politics (and why it still needs a push): Interview with Dr. Katie Gibbs #5: The Push for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Canadian Politics (and why it still needs a push): Interview with Dr. Katie Gibbs Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:27:53 GMT 44:00 5a5549c33886138a16a4cc5b no http://www.springtide.ngo/evidence-based-decision-canada-politics-democracy-katie-gibbs/ Dr. Katie Gibbs is a scientist and one of the founders of the national non-profit Evidence for Democracy a group dedicated to “the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.” full 1 5 Dr. Katie Gibbs is a scientist and one of the founders of the national non-profit Evidence for Democracy a group dedicated to “the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.”


Evidence for Democracy - or E4D as they call themselves - is a movement that began in 2012 while Stephen Harper was still Canada’s Prime Minister, and leading a government that was well known for ignoring evidence, muzzling government scientists and burying their research.


On today’s episode, Katie joins us to talk about: 

  • The strategies her group used to get evidence on the agenda during the last government 
  • How they’ve had to change their approach since Justin Trudeau took office, and 
  • whether evidence and democracy are even compatible 


Share this episode using the shortlink: http://www.springtide.ngo/gya5 


Learn more about evidence for democracy: 


http://www.evidencefordemocracy.ca/

http://www.twitter.com/e4dca/

https://www.facebook.com/E4Dca/

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Dr. Katie Gibbs is a scientist and one of the founders of the national non-profit Evidence for Democracy a group dedicated to “the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.”


Evidence for Democracy - or E4D as they call themselves - is a movement that began in 2012 while Stephen Harper was still Canada’s Prime Minister, and leading a government that was well known for ignoring evidence, muzzling government scientists and burying their research.


On today’s episode, Katie joins us to talk about: 

  • The strategies her group used to get evidence on the agenda during the last government 
  • How they’ve had to change their approach since Justin Trudeau took office, and 
  • whether evidence and democracy are even compatible 


Share this episode using the shortlink: http://www.springtide.ngo/gya5 


Learn more about evidence for democracy: 


http://www.evidencefordemocracy.ca/

http://www.twitter.com/e4dca/

https://www.facebook.com/E4Dca/

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#4: Flying Solo and Representing Yourself - Gabor Lukacs #4: Flying Solo and Representing Yourself - Gabor Lukacs Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:15:45 GMT 41:21 5a392d21d918e06930c20836 no http://www.springtide.ngo/gya4 Interview full 1 4 It’s not often you hear of someone who is not a lawyer representing themselves in a federal court. It’s even less often that you hear of someone who has done so more than a dozen times. And won.


Gabor Lukacs has been taking airlines to court and filing regulatory complaints with the Canadian Transportation Agency for the last nine years. He’s filed twenty-six successful regulatory complains and has more or less paved the way for many other airline passengers to do the same.


-- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya4

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

AirPassengerRights.ca

Air Passenger Rights (Canada) Facebook Group


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It’s not often you hear of someone who is not a lawyer representing themselves in a federal court. It’s even less often that you hear of someone who has done so more than a dozen times. And won.


Gabor Lukacs has been taking airlines to court and filing regulatory complaints with the Canadian Transportation Agency for the last nine years. He’s filed twenty-six successful regulatory complains and has more or less paved the way for many other airline passengers to do the same.


-- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya4

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

AirPassengerRights.ca

Air Passenger Rights (Canada) Facebook Group


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#3: The Effective Citizen with Graham Steele #3: The Effective Citizen with Graham Steele Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT 41:55 5a2eea325b70078023eedfdd no http://www.springtide.ngo/graham-steele-effective-citizen-book Graham Steele is the former finance minister for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. In his new book, The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians work for you, he has drawn a road-map of the politician’s brain. He’s codified the thought-patterns, the behaviour, and the patterns of speech that even the best of our politicians use as crutches. full 1 3 Most of us have not sat in the backrooms of politics, the places where decisions are really made. But today’s guest on the Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast has. And, he’s done the rest of us a favour - especially those of us who try to have an impact on the decisions being made in our communities, states, provinces, and countries. 

 

Graham Steele is the former finance minister for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. In his new book, The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians work for you, he has drawn a road-map of the politician’s brain. He’s codified the thought-patterns, the behaviour, and the patterns of speech that even the best of our politicians use as crutches. 


He’s done this so that we (as citizens) can understand them. Beyond that, he’s taken it a step further and mapped out how citizens can use that information to be more effective at advocacy to influence policy change. He explores the big picture: how patient and persistent advocacy can have a major impact, but he also talks about the granular: like how to follow-up on a meeting with a decision maker so they’re more likely to do what they told you they’d do. Follow @steelegr on Twitter


--- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya3


Resources from this episode:


Graham’s new book: The Effective Citizen

Graham’s first book: What I learned about politics

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Most of us have not sat in the backrooms of politics, the places where decisions are really made. But today’s guest on the Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast has. And, he’s done the rest of us a favour - especially those of us who try to have an impact on the decisions being made in our communities, states, provinces, and countries. 

 

Graham Steele is the former finance minister for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. In his new book, The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians work for you, he has drawn a road-map of the politician’s brain. He’s codified the thought-patterns, the behaviour, and the patterns of speech that even the best of our politicians use as crutches. 


He’s done this so that we (as citizens) can understand them. Beyond that, he’s taken it a step further and mapped out how citizens can use that information to be more effective at advocacy to influence policy change. He explores the big picture: how patient and persistent advocacy can have a major impact, but he also talks about the granular: like how to follow-up on a meeting with a decision maker so they’re more likely to do what they told you they’d do. Follow @steelegr on Twitter


--- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya3


Resources from this episode:


Graham’s new book: The Effective Citizen

Graham’s first book: What I learned about politics

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#2: Collaborating with the Enemy: Interview with Adam Kahane #2: Collaborating with the Enemy: Interview with Adam Kahane Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:58:41 GMT 52:14 5a27088161a6a6f90f6ced38 no http://www.springtide.ngo/collaborating-enemy-adam-kahane/ Adam Kahane full 1 2 Adam Kahane knows something about collaborating with the enemy. Kahane has been witness to some unlikely collaborations. He has been at the centre of peace talks in South Africa, Sudan and Colombia. He has recently taken a step back to deconstruct what he learned from those experiences, and offer his take on how ‘collaboration’ can work between enemies and adversaries.


That’s the core lesson in his latest book Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with, Like or Trust.' He’s turned his experience into lessons that can be used in everyday circumstances.


Adam Kahane typically works on large, complex, and global challenges. But, his latest work has caught the attention of divorce lawyers and car salesman. In this episode of the podcast, Adam Kahane shares some of what he has learned about collaborating with the enemy. His teachings are useful to anyone who finds themselves working with people they’d rather avoid.


-- Find an easy-to-share episode-page, shownotes, and transcript at http://www.springtide.ngo/gya2


Resources from this episode

- Adam's Books: Collaborating with the Enemy, Power and Love, and Solving Tough Problems

- Adam's Website

- The 1967 speech Martin Luther King Jr. speech Adam referenced in talking about power and love: Where do we go from here?

- The book "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III"

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Adam Kahane knows something about collaborating with the enemy. Kahane has been witness to some unlikely collaborations. He has been at the centre of peace talks in South Africa, Sudan and Colombia. He has recently taken a step back to deconstruct what he learned from those experiences, and offer his take on how ‘collaboration’ can work between enemies and adversaries.


That’s the core lesson in his latest book Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with, Like or Trust.' He’s turned his experience into lessons that can be used in everyday circumstances.


Adam Kahane typically works on large, complex, and global challenges. But, his latest work has caught the attention of divorce lawyers and car salesman. In this episode of the podcast, Adam Kahane shares some of what he has learned about collaborating with the enemy. His teachings are useful to anyone who finds themselves working with people they’d rather avoid.


-- Find an easy-to-share episode-page, shownotes, and transcript at http://www.springtide.ngo/gya2


Resources from this episode

- Adam's Books: Collaborating with the Enemy, Power and Love, and Solving Tough Problems

- Adam's Website

- The 1967 speech Martin Luther King Jr. speech Adam referenced in talking about power and love: Where do we go from here?

- The book "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III"

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<![CDATA[#1: Dining with Difference: The People's Supper]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:52:35 GMT 46:38 5a270713ccf9edf40fc77a35 no http://www.springtide.ngo/peoples-supper-100-days-100-dinners/ Lennon Flowers, Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Emily May full 1 1 It began on Inauguration Day of 2017 and it would have ended long ago if everything went according to plan. The People's Supper started as a campaign called '100 Days, 100 Dinners'. But the work of bridging and healing that began on last January was too big to be contained within those first 100 days of the 45th presidency, and 100 meals couldn't feed the level of hunger many Americans had to attend one of these dinners.


Since that campaign, the project has evolved into the People's Supper, has received praise from former US President Barack Obama, and formed a partnership with the Obama Foundation. On this first episode of the Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast, the People's Supper Founders join the show to talk about what they're learning, where they're going, and what happens when you bring people together for delicious food and honest conversation.


-- Find an easy to share episode-page, shownotes, and transcript at http://www.springtide.ngo/gya1


Resources Discussed


Resources for Better Conversations: ThePeople'sSupper.org

The poem that starts each meal: An Invitation to Brave Space by Micky ScottBey Jones

That article Emily recommended: Post-Election Reconciliation by Eric Liu

Source material for that clip of Obama talking about his wedding and grandmother: Barack Obama in Boston (1995)


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It began on Inauguration Day of 2017 and it would have ended long ago if everything went according to plan. The People's Supper started as a campaign called '100 Days, 100 Dinners'. But the work of bridging and healing that began on last January was too big to be contained within those first 100 days of the 45th presidency, and 100 meals couldn't feed the level of hunger many Americans had to attend one of these dinners.


Since that campaign, the project has evolved into the People's Supper, has received praise from former US President Barack Obama, and formed a partnership with the Obama Foundation. On this first episode of the Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast, the People's Supper Founders join the show to talk about what they're learning, where they're going, and what happens when you bring people together for delicious food and honest conversation.


-- Find an easy to share episode-page, shownotes, and transcript at http://www.springtide.ngo/gya1


Resources Discussed


Resources for Better Conversations: ThePeople'sSupper.org

The poem that starts each meal: An Invitation to Brave Space by Micky ScottBey Jones

That article Emily recommended: Post-Election Reconciliation by Eric Liu

Source material for that clip of Obama talking about his wedding and grandmother: Barack Obama in Boston (1995)


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