Have you ever gardened? What was that experience like? How good was the produce? Do you remember all that was rqui
Gardening activities: planning, tool buying, plowing, planting, watering, weeding, pest removal, composting, pruning, fertilizing, and finally, harvesting.
Where am I investing time & energy?
Below is a narrative explanation of the chart above of where time is allocated for founder, Paul Hemminger. Will link to explainer in the future. Linked here are listed activities of tax-exempt application.
I, Paul, devote 40% of my time to being a practitioner of city-network transformation in the Greater Dayton region. The goal is to decrease stats and stories of suffering via regional network development. I talent-scout, onboard and interconnect network leader teams within different causes, affinities, and geographies. I work to UnLeash latent energy to those networks for greater strength and impact. I am a part of a leader group (not organization) called Unify Dayton who is aligned in these models and goals.
I, Paul, devote 40% of my time to the national network column of this document. I get to know national network leaders so to help their efforts manifest in our region and across the US. I inter-connect national network leaders with a vision and strategy for win-win impact via overlapping networks and sharing best-practices. The goal is for these networks to densify so their efforts can be multiplied in quality of best-practice, and quantity of regions and people reached.
Tech Tool Development:
I, Paul, devote 10% of my time to getting to know tech developers and their tech tools. Good tech lubricates all of this work. Without exploring, testing, and developing new tech, all of this work is stuck at the pace of analog. Tech developers are working to solve big problems and we need to co-develop and utilize the tech to help us do the work better.
Operations, Communication, and Partnership Development:
I, Paul, devote 10% of my time to operations (developing and tweaking back-end systems for efficiency) and communications (spending time with individual partners and creating public content for clarity of message.) Without ongoing partnership development (fundraising) and nurturing of current partner-base, then organization and mission well cease to exist.
(Unsolicited) "Friends: As someone working in the network science space, I've had the privilege of meeting amazing network leaders. One of the best and most inspiring is Paul Hemminger from Dayton, Ohio. His new endeavor StoryConnect is a powerful resource for catalytic leaders seeking to establish dense networks in service to a variety of causes. His presentation "Cause Teams: Power, Structure & Sustainability" is worth your attention and worth sharing with your entire team. I want to honor this work by passing it along to you as I respect what you are doing."
- Dr. David John Seel - Author of Network Power