A Treasonous President

If any other citizen of the United States did what Donald Trump did on 16 July 2018 in the news conference with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, the FBI would arrest them the moment they returned to American soil. Trump had been briefed just before leaving for Europe where he denied the truth of the briefing and the guilt of 12 Russians indicted for interfering with the 2016 American presidential election. He emphatically took the… Read More . . . “A Treasonous President”

Erin Young, Sociocracy Consultant

Photo of Erin Young Erin Young helps change agents access wisdom and tools to collaborate and thrive for a better world – activating group intelligence to turn inspiration into impact. Collaborative decision-making and governance tools (Sociocracy) and holistic design for people systems (Social Permaculture) are her primary frameworks; all nature-inspired and informed. Erin is a consultant, trainer, mediator, and facilitator. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons) from Brisbane’s Griffith University (2004), and gained her first permaculture design… Read More . . . “Erin Young, Sociocracy Consultant”

Sheella Mierson, Sociocracy Consultant, Western States

Photo of Sheella Mierson Sheella Mierson, a member of the Sociocracy Consulting Group, helps individuals and organizations design structures, processes, and relationships for creative collaboration. She supports her clients aligning goals, policies, & operations throughout their organization; setting up collaborative structures & processes to make policy decisions; accessing their group’s collective intelligence; and designing their relationships for collaboration and productivity. She works on multiple levels, from organizational to interpersonal, empowering clients to address the challenges they face. Her passion… Read More . . . “Sheella Mierson, Sociocracy Consultant, Western States”

Linda Coté, Sociocracy Consultant, New England

Photo of Linda Coté Linda Coté’s passion is to enable businesses and organizations to collaborate better in order to work more efficiently and make more inclusive decisions, encouraging creativity through a more participatory working environment. She can assist clients through facilitation, training and consulting to modify their existing practices in order to allow better integration of staff ideas, increasing staff morale and ultimately improving their end product or service. Since graduating from college, Linda has worked in several fields:… Read More . . . “Linda Coté, Sociocracy Consultant, New England”

Sociocracy’s Achilles Heel

Painting of infant Achilles being dipped in the river Trump, Trumpism, and Trumpist In the winter, I promised to write more about Donald Trump as a democratic leader (already a difficult leap) and how things would differ in a government based on the Sociocratic Circle Method (SCM) of organization. A series of compare-and-contrast analyses that would illustrate the ways in which a sociocratic democracy would prevent or disable a Trumpist government. The  24/7 television news channels have been and still are a daily deluge… Read More . . . “Sociocracy’s Achilles Heel”

Using Majority Vote to Create Autocracies

Arial view of the Women's March on Washington with hundreds of pink hats. The state of American politics under Donald Trump and his privy Councillor Stephen “Steve” Bannon is a perfect example of using majority vote to create autocracies. Majority vote lends itself to being  divisive. The decisions are always made with yes or no answers. A bill is voted up or down. There are no other options. And once a group is divided into yes’s and no’s, people begin to manipulate others to form a majority so… Read More . . . “Using Majority Vote to Create Autocracies”