Permission to Plan: Enter Blackout Days

Permission to Plan: Enter Blackout Days

In a recent online The Together Leader class, Aisha, a Vice President at IDEA Public Schools, opened our class by reminding all participants that they were in a Blackout Day, and that there should be no incoming communications from their internal team. Of course,...
A Work of (Literal) Art: Tiffany’s Later List

A Work of (Literal) Art: Tiffany’s Later List

In our work, we are fortunate to see tons of Later Lists, like the models here and here. And as you know, The Together-Verse is all about organizing yourself in ways that work for YOU. So, you can imagine our delight when a recent The Together Leader course...
Maia’s Mailbag: Slack. . . love, hate, or somewhere in between?

Maia’s Mailbag: Slack. . . love, hate, or somewhere in between?

My longtime friend Sorby Grant, Chief Program Officer at the Center for Resilience in New Orleans, reached out recently with some light anguish around her team’s use of Slack. It’s a challenge I’m sure many folks can relate to, so I thought I’d post my response to the...