The Academy for Systems Change is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the field of awareness-based systemic change in order to accelerate ecological, social, and economic well-being. We are a network of individuals, organizations, and other networks focused on cultivating thriving systems in education, marine ecosystems, business, sustainable communities, finance, and more. We work with leaders across multiple domains and ecosystems, recognizing the interconnectedness between them and the applicability of capacity building tools and frameworks across all.
In this webinar, the Academy for Systems Change hosts Adam Kahane in discussion about his most recent book: Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don't Agree with Or Like Or Trust.
Adam Kahane has faced this challenge many times, working on big issues like democracy and jobs and climate change, and on everyday issues in organizations and families. Collaborating with the Enemy addresses an increasingly central challenge of our time: how we can deal effectively with complex and conflictual situations that we find problematic and want to change, but that—no matter how much we wish to—we cannot change alone or by working only with our colleagues and friends. The book offers a simple framework (“stretch collaboration”) and set of practices (three “stretches”) for working with this kind of situation.
We suggest reading the book before our call, it will help you get more out of our time together and help to deepen our learning in the conversation.
You can order a print copy or download a Kindle or audiobook from https://www.amazon.com/Collaborating-Enemy-People-Agency-Distributed/dp/1626568227/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 or a pdf or e-book version from https://www.bkconnection.com/books/title/Collaborating-with-the-Enemy.
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