Entries by markmorey

Standing Rock Aerial Map of Three Camps

Here is an overview of the three camps at Standing Rock with some orienting features of recent events. The land that Oceti Sakowin is on is Army Corps land, and is within the floodplain of the Cannonball river. The land north of the Oceti Sakowin is Morton County and the land below Oceti Sakowin is […]

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What do you believe in ?

Hi Mark, This week has been very hard.  I am beside myself after the results of Tuesday.  Coming to work has felt very challenging… my mind is blank… The thought of our country being run by this hateful man makes me feel sad and, ultimately, unsafe. Wish I had better news for this check-in, but […]

How can a company culture be resilient to change ?

Since 2008 there is one thing for certain, that in the future lies uncertainty. Many of the business titles and articles coming out today continue to point out that were not in Kansas any more.  Popular themes include, Innovation, Resilience, Company Culture, and Conscious Leadership. As a leader myself, the question I have been asking […]

Rocket Stove Maple Syrup Boiler ! (Slideshow)

Over the many years of boiling sap in a home made backyard evaporator, I would often think about all that heat coming out of the top of the stack after it rushed under my pan.  A LOT of heat !  Then I learned about an amazing heat storage device, called a Rocket Stove Mass Heater. […]

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An Elder Crossing Over

Hank “Grandfather Great Blue Heron” Wolcott is crossing over into the spirit world. He served many years as an Elder at Art of Mentorings, local nature programs and traveled to distant to communities.  In his 80’s he continued to travel and support children and adults in nature based education.  He will continue to inspire me […]

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What’s the most effective way to create change in a …community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood…

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone’s mouth when asked the question: What’s the most effective way to create change in a …community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood… There is a powerful combination of one on one mentoring and cultural mentoring that is extremely effective in creating change. These approaches […]