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Until Feb 25, 2020
Let’s Discuss Don’t Think of an Elephant
Every Tuesday thru February 25, 2020. We started this discussion September 17, 2019, via Empathy Surplus Project Workplace video chat. Feel free to jump in and join us. More Details
When only women care, men die.
Comments on the Appointment of 3M VP Gayle Schueller to UN Global Compact USA Network Board The Empathy Surplus Project has been a participant of the UN Global Compact since March 2014. The UN Global Compact is organized around networks, defined as the country in...
Governing the debate comes before winning elections. For the sake of American lives, freedom, and prosperity, caring citizens must become effective.
Reframing IS social change. Building an empathy surplus in YOUR world begins with you changing your language. The Four Empathic Activities of a Caring Citizen Leader all start with the letter “I.” I INWARDLY digest and use the work of George Lakoff to frame caring...
Linguistic Guidelines From Don’t Think of an Elephant 1. Progressive values are the best of American values we share with nations around the world. Stand up for your values with dignity and strength. You are a true patriot because of your values. 2. Remember that...
Effective caring citizens use five sets of three values repeatedly in their conversations, their letters to the editor, in their blog posts, etc. Why? Because there are two very important cognitive and linguistic tools Dr. Lakoff encourages: (1) Say what you want...
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Effective Governance Core Values
- Responsibility (personal & mutual)
Caring Politics 10 -Word Philosophy
- Stronger People
- Progressive Markets
- Better Futures
- Effective Government
- Mutual Responsibility
George Lakoff's Resources
The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them. Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.
Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.
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