Some of My Best Friends are Black Organizers!

Ivy HestReal Talk, Skills and Principles, Strategy, Supervising and Mentoring

(About 5.5 minutes to read) I missed the opportunity to go to Wisconsin a few years back, to organize protesters against crippling legislation that would disable unions; I also never had much time to participate in Occupy protests, which were flourishing in Boston.  I felt (and feel) like we are in a particular moment in history where society is getting … Read More

Learning How to Lose

Ivy HestHow-To, Individual Sustainability, Supervising and Mentoring

Tuesday was election day, and the end of my first cycle in electoral politics.  Many of you know that I worked for a State Senate candidate since March, have been helping with the Democratic Committee in the area since April, and in October took on Field Director positions for two City Council campaigns.  It was a lot to handle at … Read More

Earl’s Guide to Leadership Development, Part 2: Leadership in Staff

Ivy HestIndividual Sustainability, Real Talk, Strategy, Supervising and Mentoring, Theory

(About 4.5 minutes to read) This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Leadership Development.  Click here to actually get the background of what I’m talking about! Last night, I had one of those “this conversation is so interesting it feels embarrassing that it’s happening via g-chat” conversations.  It began as a discussion about job hunting (since I’ll be … Read More