Jon Mertz is an entrepreneur, leadership coach, doctoral student, and CEO & founder of Activate World.
Derrick Feldmann, millennial and cause influence researcher and author, discusses how to engage in a social movement for good. Many are belongers in social causes. The goal is to move people from belongers to believers. Leaders design social movements where believers can self-organize and engage others to gain momentum and social change. Business leaders can build community with millennials, gen Z, and across generations, a necessary leadership skill in today’s social cause orientation. Listen to our conversation on social movements for good! Follow Activate World on Twitter  Follow Activate World on LinkedIn  Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn Group    
Jess Kutch co-founded Coworker.org in 2013 as a platform for employees to advocate for change in the workplace. She saw the opportunity to provide digital tools to workers allowing them to launch their own campaigns and affect change in their work lives. She shares her perspectives on “the fourth industrial revolution,” or a new labor movement enabled by the internet. Jess is an advocate for giving workers economic power to counter the extremes of capitalism and rising wealth inequality.  Follow Activate World on Twitter  Follow Activate World on LinkedIn  Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn Group
Professor Sharon Nepstad’s research covers topics including social movements, and nonviolence and civil resistance studies. She notes that business leaders play important activist roles in communicating societal values and promoting change in areas such as gun control, immigration, and climate actions. She discusses the concept of leadership capital and its impact on leading change in business and society. Business leaders often have resources for social change that grass roots activists lack. Follow Activate World on Twitter  Follow Activate World on LinkedIn  Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn Group  
Professor Francesca Polletta researches the role of storytelling in social movements. She says stories can do three things: get us to care about an issue, create or jump-start a movement, and tell new stories about issues in fundamentally different ways. Social movements’ most important impacts are in changing opinions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Professor Polletta’s focus is on people who are affected and influenced by movements and bring those ideas and values into their workplaces. Follow Activate World on Twitter  Follow Activate World on LinkedIn  Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn Group  
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Location
Santa Fe, NM, USA
Episode Count
41
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
14 hours, 53 minutes