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[RE:CON]VERSATIONS :: JENNIFER SERTL’S #RESOURCES FOR #RESILIENCE :: PT 7 :: #HOPE :: A THING WITH FEATHERS

I recently received this card in the mail as a “thank you” from someone whom I had only recently met. Like a fresh breeze on a hot day, it was such a beautiful gesture and such a surprise to receive. I little dose of #hope is good for us all.

I recently received this card in the mail as a “thank you” from someone whom I had only recently met. Like a fresh breeze on a hot day, it was such a beautiful gesture and such a surprise to receive. I little dose of #hope is good for us all.

In this weekly [RE:CON]VERSATION series-within-a-series, thought leader and strategist Jennifer Sertl brings us #REFLECTIONS : a curated list of links mined from her substantive, expansive social technology practice. These resources span geographic and disciplinary bounds to identify sources of guidance and resilience that promise to be of use as we grow in our personal and community behaviors, seeking creative and professional evolution. 

In today’s post, we are not only given reasons to #hope — even moreso we are provided with #resources that suggest that such a strategic move is not only the work of the heart, but the evolutionary mind. Is it possible, perhaps, that our most human inclination – to dream – is our most valuable asset as we grow and change together towards individual and community #resilience? Indeed. ONWARD!

For more about Jennifer and this series, you can begin with the series introduction here.

To make a difference in the face of all that stands in the way of making a difference ~ Don Michael

1) #hope: Hope by Emily Dickinson 

2) #hope: How Optimism Creates Resilience  via @bigthink

3) #hope: Abundance Is Our Future by @PeterDiamandis

4) #hope: 5 Mantras For 2013   by @faisal_hoque @FastCompany

5) #hope: Instead of Making Resolutions . . . Dream by @johnsonwhitney (Whitney Johnson)

6) #hope: The Porcelain Unicorn  … #a3r (2010 grand prize winner of the Philips Parallel Lines ‘Tell It Your Way’ international competition.)

7) #hope: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (full text PDF)

8) #hope: Social Entrepreneurship, CSR & the Imagination by @nigelcameron

9) #hope: The New Triple Bottom Line by @ReachScale

10) #hope: The Empathic Civilization by @JeremyRifkin

And closing with the quintessential song about hope: Don’t Give Up with Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush ♫ ♫

Onward,
Jennifer

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Previously in this Series: 

1 –  Series introduction
2 – Memorial Day Resources for Resilience
3 –  Reflections from the Social Innovation Summit at the UN
4 – An Ode to Teachers and Celebration of Learning
5 – A Graduation Celebration: Commencement Words of Wisdom
6 – Force Function: #Recalibration

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Jennifer Sertl is an internationally respected author, keynote speaker & the president and founder ofAgility3R. Agility3R is a training and development company dedicated to strengthen strategic and critical thinking skills. As a thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness she uses neuroscience and existential philosophy to inspire leaders. Jennifer’s book Strategy, Leadership and the Soul, published by Triarchy Press in the UK provides an innovation model that integrates personal development and business strategy.

Most recently she was a speaker at the Asian Banker Summit in Bangkok, Thailand and at Sibos in Osaka, Japan discussing leadership, globalization and innovation.

Jennifer runs a business simulation strategy game called Interplay™ that facilitates awareness and personal accountability focused upon quantifying intangible assets and human capital.

Caring very deeply about the intersection between human values and technology, she is a strategic advisor to Washington, DC’s think tank Center for Policy and Emerging Technology (C-PET). She was also included in documentary Well-Being In the Digital Age produced by @RDigitaLIFE.

Jennifer has three children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school and is active in her community. She holds dual majors in English and philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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