Category: Shrinking Borders

Recent thoughts and happenings

Global Citizenship Award

I was recently recognized by the Marshall School in Duluth, Minnesota with their Global Citizenship Award. Marshall is the successor institution to the high school I attended, Duluth Cathedral High School. This video was put together for that recognition.

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WisCom Tanzania 2017

WisCom Tanzania 2017

I just returned from leading a group of of fellow learners (we call it the Wisdom Community) to Tanzania.  This was my 13th time in that amazing country.  My friend and fellow traveler Phil Goldsmith had this to say about the trip: “It was such a wonderful journey into a land I knew so little […]

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Undaunted Women

Sister Anna

Sister Anna

Sunitha Krishnan

Sunitha Krishnan

I’m honored to be featured in the blog at Sojourners – my favorite social justice magazine.

Learning from Undaunted Women

One of the best things about my opportunities to work and travel in developing countries has been learning from women who are having amazing impact under the most difficult of conditions.

Now Offering Spiral Dynamics Profiles from ValueMatch

Now Offering Spiral Dynamics Profiles from ValueMatch

1462912_770484469685088_9124661767890493618_n Ever since it was first introduced to me by my friends and mentors Carol & Tim at FGI, the Spiral Dynamics theory of the evolution of human values has provided a fascinating framework for interpreting the world around me, understanding barriers to change (in people, organizations, and cultures), and communicating more effectively across these barriers.

An understanding of Spiral Dynamics (based on the work of Dr. Clare Graves, and supported by decades of research) can improve leadership, make organizations more effective, and help one just “make sense” of the news. I am happy to announce that Shrinking Borders is now a partner with ValueMatch, a provider of profiles that make it easy to understand what is behind an individual’s worldview. ValueMatch profiles assess the Spiral Dynamics Value Systems active in people, teams and organizations.

Contact me if you would like to learn more about this.

Poor God

“And so I sent some men to fight, and one came back at dead of night. Said he’d seen my enemy. Said he looked just like me” – from the song “Same Mistake” by James Blunt

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Certified Emergenetics Associate

Certified Emergenetics Associate

Shrinking Borders is very happy to now be able to provide Emergenetics Profile Assessments as well as consulting and seminars in the use of this powerful tool for self-understanding and team performance improvement.

Have you taken a Profile?

If you’ve already taken your Emergenetics Profile, you may want a refresher on what Emergenetics is, how your Profile works, and how you can develop your individual strengths.  Check out the Emergenetics website for the background on Emergenetics and Click Here to get a look behind the Emergenetics Profile and see what it’s all about.

Have you gone through an Emergenetics Workshop?

An Emergenetics workshop conducted by Shrinking Borders is one of the most powerful ways of learning how to excel in your work by capitalizing on your innate strengths.  See how the Emergenetics Meeting of the Minds program works and why it would be so beneficial for your team or department.  The beauty of Emergenetics is its flexibility though, so email mjmalley@shrinkingborders.com to find out more about the way Shrinking Borders approaches Emergenetics.

Do you want to know more about the science behind Emergenetics?

Real, definable brain science is one major way that Emergenetics stands out from the crowd.  If you’re someone who needs the facts and the data, it’s all right here.  Even if you’re not a science person, Emergenetics history and background will give you a great understanding of why it was created and how it works.

Field Report – Faridabad, India

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Field Report – Faridabad, India

Occasionally we have the good fortune to meet extraordinary humanitarian leaders. People with tremendous courage and tenacity who work in the face of what for most of us would be overwhelming adversity. Two who leap to mind from my travels in recent years include Sunitha Krishnan, founder of Prajwala in Hyderabad, and Rev. Dr. Fredrick […]

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Beginning the New . . .

Beginning the New . . .

Several years ago I was introduced to the work of Sharif Abdullah by Carol Hunter and Tim Rouse of FGI. Sharif’s life work and intention of creating a world that works for all has been a source of challenge and inspiration for me ever since. I often struggle coming to grips with the things I […]

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Co-Active Coaching

To the right you will see a new Co-Active Coaching link. I spent the last week in the first two of a five class series conducted by Coaches Training Institute. The training is of very high quality with a huge amount of direct experience. The underlying philosophy is a very empowering one. The classes included […]

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Tanzania Reflections

I had the pleasure of spending a week with my good friend Bob Kasworm of Alegent Health at Machame, Tanzania. Bob is Alegent’s representative at Machame Hospital. The main goal of the trip was to initiate installation of a new computer lab at the Machame Hospital Nursing School. The equipment for the lab had been […]

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