Chicago Ideas Week: Police Force of the Future

Agree, disagree, new ideas, new perspectives…that’s what happens when you get four really smart people with clearly articulated positions on a stage together with a brave moderator—a basic model of Chicago Ideas Week. I found myself saying “oh, yeah…he has a point” and “oh, right, I can see what he is saying too…” In politics…

Immigration Statistics, Facts for Social Gatherings

One of my clients wrote a book on grandparenting. He’s a grandparenting activist, volunteering to set up grandparent programs at secular and religious schools across Chicagoland. At 88 he has several thousand followers on Facebook and Twitter and is an active blogger. For grandparents day in September, he ran a first person story from a…

Mindfulness, Different Perspectives and The Bardy Bunch

“Behavior makes sense from the actor’s perspective or they wouldn’t do it.  -Dr. Ellen Langer This quote rings a bell for me about how people can look at the same thing and see it totally differently… And how that is absolutely, positively wonderful, particularly in terms of teams and problem-solving for the world: The more…