Resources are sustenance for growth, and curation is powerful since we live in a time of such oversaturation. So, this collection is distilled, offering a specific “easy entry” tool or link as well as something more comprehensive if you want to go deeper. The topics align with the categories of posts on the Vital Signs blog: Communication, Learning and Development, Practices, Way of Being/Presence, and Unity.


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Nonviolent Communication Framework

The basic NVC framework takes minutes to learn but a lifetime to practice. Since every changemaker steps into difficult conversations, having a way to prepare for them so they are clear and effective is crucial.


Radical Candor

Radical Candor is more than a book; it’s a way of being. Many of us avoid feedback altogether, or we struggle with being too soft or hard. Learning a new way allows us to do our best work AND form great relationships.


David Kantor’s Group Dynamics

Kantor’s work will help give language to what you might only sense published Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders

Knowing other people is intelligence,
knowing yourself is wisdom.
Overcoming others takes strength,
overcoming yourself takes greatness.

~Tao Te Ching, translation by Ursula K. Le Guin