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Walk Out Walk On wins 2012 Nautilus Book Award

We are excited to announce that Walk Out Walk On has been awarded a 2012 Nautilus Silver in the Social Change category. Nautilus Awards recognize books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change as they stimulate the imagination and inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world.
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Walk Out Walk On wins Terry McAdam Book Award

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management awards the 21st Annual Terry McAdam Book Award to Walk Out Walk On. Jennifer Acree, Chair of the award selection committee, explained, “This wonderful book by Wheatley and Frieze is about the future of the Civil Sector. Formal nonprofit organizations make up a large part of the Civil Sector, but they are not the only part, and the lines are getting blurrier every day. As capacity builders we have a lot to learn about how communities will organize and function in the future. Walk Out Walk On is our first glimpse of that future.”
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Deborah interviewed by Radio Ecoshock

Host Alex Smith interviews Deborah Frieze on his show about the disruption of climate change. In this 25-minute conversation, Deborah discusses how walking out and walking on can help prepare us to face the uncertainty of a future characterized by climate chaos. (February 19, 2014)
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Walk Out Walk On reviewed in Resurgence Magazine

A review of Walk Out Walk On entitled “Building Solutions” by Sharon Turbell is featured in the May/June edition of Resurgence Magazine. The author is captivated by scaling across, an important concept highlighted in the first Walk Out Walk On journey in Southern Mexico. She writes, “The uniqueness of each place shines through in this book. Their stories illustrate how recognition of interdependencies creates the trust and cooperation to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.” A sneak peak of the article is available as a web exclusive on the Resurgence website.
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Deborah interviewed by Voice America Business

Host Kate Ebner interviews Deborah Frieze on her show, “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life.” In this hour-long dialogue, Deborah discusses the core belief that our communities have the intelligence, ingenuity, caring and inventiveness to solve our toughest problems. Podcast available on iTunes. (December 12, 2011)
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Pour les Francophones: Article in Commencements

In “L’avenir sans attendre,” Deborah Frieze shares key lessons from Walk Out Walk On with interviewer Thierry Groussin in this French publication on new ways of living and thinking. Article is in French. (December 5, 2011)
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Meg interviewed about leadership

Christine Wildermuth, a professor at Drake University, discusses with Meg Wheatley how organizations have changed since the writing of Leadership and the New Science twenty years ago. Chris asks Meg about the kind of leadership that’s now needed, and how Walk Out Walk On illustrates that new kind of leadership. Audio track accompanied by summary slides. (December 2011)
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Article about Leadership in Leader-to-Leader Journal

Today’s problems are complex and interconnected. There are no simple answers, and no single individual can possibly know what to do. In “It’s Time for the Heroes to Go Home,” Deborah Frieze and Margaret Wheatley invite us to face the truth of our situation—that we’re all in this together, that we all have a voice—and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our communities. (Fall 2011)
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Article about Right Livelihood in Unity Magazine

What if a life well lived is one in which we each find an opportunity to give our gifts rather than to have our needs met? In “A New Twist on an Old Way of Life,” Deborah Frieze shares stories from Shikshantar in India, where young people are leaving behind the ready-made world and practicing self-reliance. (July/Aug 2011, 4.6 MB)
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Walk Out Walk On Slideshow on Huffington Post

Rate your favorite Walk Out Walk On idea. Meg and Deborah post a slideshow called “Ready To Change The World? 9 Most Innovative Ideas By Walk Outs Who Walk On.” (June 2011)
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Meg and Deborah discuss education with BAM Radio

Holly Elissa Bruno interviews Meg and Deborah about leadership in education systems. We explore how the notion of viewing the leader as hero and primary source of great ideas is no longer viable. The leader as “host” engages many more people throughout the system in solving complex problems.
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Deborah interviewed by GroAction

Luke Miller Callanan of GroAction interviews Deborah about community change, globalization and sociocapitalism. (May 2011)
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Meg interviewed on Inside Out Radio

Thomas White of Inside Out Radio interviews Meg about Walk Out Walk On as part of a segment on Building Vibrant Communities. (May 2011)
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Book Review in The Futurist

“Towns That Take Care of Themselves” is a brief review of Walk Out Walk On in the magazine produced by the World Future Society, an organization dedicated to enabling thinkers, political personalities, scientists and lay-people to share an informed, serious dialogue on what the future will be like. (July 2011)
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