Power

What To Do In Overwhelmingly Troubled Times

By Kelly Diels / February 27, 2022 /

I’ve been sending this email every few months for several years, to rally people when we’re most despairing. The world should NOT be as it is, and we do have…

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How NOT to Get Swamped by It All

By Kelly Diels / September 27, 2020 /

No one person can respond to all the need for change. But what each of us CAN do is sharpen our tools and show up to our spots on the wall. We create the most change when we leverage our talents and gifts.

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What if…Trashing is about Redistributing Power in our Community?

By Kelly Diels / March 9, 2020 /

Trashing is a power struggle triggered by “status dissatisfaction”. There’s a gap between someone’s capabilities and the attention they’re {not} getting

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Clear The Way! (A Culture-Making Tool.)

By Kelly Diels / January 12, 2020 /

Clearing the way means looking for the daily road-blocks and friction and clearing internalized limits and biases that block personal power.

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on “lying to ourselves”. (I’m not so sure we do.)

By Kelly Diels / December 8, 2019 /

“Lying to ourselves” is a lie. When we build our analysis about money and power, we can see through the lies — and that’s how we get free.

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Are You On Your Own Team?

By Kelly Diels / October 13, 2019 /

Likeability is a trap is weaponized against women and girls, to prevent us from being on our own team, taking care of ourselves, and pursuing our dreams.

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Dear Culture Maker: Do you want power?

By Kelly Diels / October 6, 2019 /

Power can be generative and beneficial for everyone involved, rather than destructive and coercive. Here’s how to grow and steward your right use of power.

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nope, ‘Queen’ is not a feminist business model

By Kelly Diels / September 23, 2019 /

We need to aspire to be feminist entrepreneurs and leaders and CULTURE MAKERS who take care of each other rather than exploit and prey on each other.

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On Culture Breaking and Culture Making. For when you’re frustrated with other change-makers.

By Kelly Diels / August 18, 2019 /

Culture change needs many things, we don’t need to be frustrated with someone for not doing the thing we think is important. WE can do that one thing.

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teeth. time. zooming out. POWER.

By Kelly Diels / August 18, 2019 /

We internalize messages about individual defects but when we zoom out and look at the bigger picture of social structures, we see things differently.

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