Ambiguity as An Opportunity

(Guest blogger Marcela Davison Aviles, Classic Class XXII) The year I completed the ALF Senior Fellows program (Class XXII) my Mother died. That year, the ambiguity which was Mom’s chronic illness resolved at a picnic, when she sat too hard on a park bench and broke...

Power (Bars) to the People

“Choosing to be accountable for the whole, creating a context of hospitality and collective possibility, acting to bring the gifts of those on the margin into the center – these are some of the ways we begin to create a community of citizens.” – Peter...

What Color are Your Shoes?

Suzanne St. John-Crane (Class XXV / Urbanism XXXIV) In preparing for my next big adventure as the CEO of American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley, I scheduled time off to begin the great letting go of the old and embracing of the new. Cue deep breath… I cleared the...