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Volunteer, and Listen

Posted by PamelaHawley 
Volunteer, and Listen
May 28, 2009 06:07PM
Volunteering is so wonderful for the volunteer, especially.

It's so very important that we listen.

We come from a culture of doing... but if we do, we must 'do' together. We must listen and let others lead. We can then follow and support.

It is not only about building the house or the well.. it is about listening, understanding, sharing cultures, relationships.

As one of my colleagues in Nicaragua stated:"You Americans are all about building things. We Nicaraguans are about building relationships."

Sincerely, Pamela

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Re: Volunteer, and Listen
March 08, 2010 06:36AM
Hi Pamela, your topic brings the best of the 2 worlds: building things trough relationships. It's all about social capital as a matter of fact: trust, norms and networks. And congrats for your invitation to become an Harvard's Panelist,
Best Rui
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