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Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People

Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People

Mar 18, 2016-- "We are not all privileged or all oppressed. We are complex people with complex identities that intersect in complex ways. Therefore, we all show up in problematic ways with our privilege. I own that my background is from the higher education setting, but I think the points below can be useful for all folks interested in creating dynamic change in the communities around them." This article shares ten counterproductive behaviors to be mindful of in the midst of all our well-intentioned efforts to help create a better world. (20363 reads)


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Take ActionAre there places in your own life where you might be exhibiting one or more of these counterproductive behaviors? If so, try shifting them this week. For further inspiration here's a passage by Daniel Goleman on 'Attunement: An Agendaless Presence". [more]



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