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Govern Yourself Accordingly is a brand new podcast for engaged citizens and public leaders who want to lead change through politics with their integrity intact. If you are someone who is engaged in politics - as an activist, an elected leader, aspiring candidate or simply someone who wants to engage deeply with questions about public leadership this is the podcast for you. We're always on the hunt for people, stories, big ideas and small ones that capture our curiosity about how we can govern ourselves, and our communities better. Each week, we'll share what we learn with you through this podcast. Host: Mark Coffin.
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Govern Yourself Accordingly is a brand new podcast for engaged citizens and public leaders who want to lead change through politics with their integrity intact. If you are someone who is engaged in politics - as an activist, an elected leader, aspiring candidate or simply someone who wants to engage deeply with questions about public leadership this is the podcast for you. We're always on the hunt for people, stories, big ideas and small ones that capture our curiosity about how we can govern ourselves, and our communities better. Each week, we'll share what we learn with you through this podcast. Host: Mark Coffin.
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    Springtide and the future of our podcasts

    This week we bring you some important news about the future of podcasts at Springtide.
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    • 8 min
    #6: Finite and Infinite Games with James Carse

    #6: Finite and Infinite Games with James Carse

    Thirty-five years ago, James Carse wrote a book called 'Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility’. Over three decades later, it remains popular. In this podcast we explore what the ideas expressed in the book could mean when applied in a political space.
    A finite game is played to be won and an infinite game is played for the purpose of continuing play. In this episode, Mark calls James Carse to explore questions about how the ideas in his book apply to politics and public life. 


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    • 36 min
    #5: The Push for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Canadian Politics (and why it still needs a push): Interview with Dr. Katie Gibbs

    #5: The Push for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Canadian Politics (and why it still needs a push): Interview with Dr. Katie Gibbs

    Dr. Katie Gibbs is a scientist and one of the founders of the national non-profit Evidence for Democracy a group dedicated to “the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.”
    Evidence for Democracy - or E4D as they call themselves - is a movement that began in 2012 while Stephen Harper was still Canada’s Prime Minister, and leading a government that was well known for ignoring evidence, muzzling government scientists and burying their research.
    On today’s episode, Katie joins us to talk about: 
    The strategies her group used to get evidence on the agenda during the last government How they’ve had to change their approach since Justin Trudeau took office, and whether evidence and democracy are even compatible 
    Share this episode using the shortlink: http://www.springtide.ngo/gya5 
    Learn more about evidence for democracy: 
    http://www.evidencefordemocracy.ca/
    http://www.twitter.com/e4dca/
    https://www.facebook.com/E4Dca/

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    • 44 min
    #4: Flying Solo and Representing Yourself - Gabor Lukacs

    #4: Flying Solo and Representing Yourself - Gabor Lukacs

    It’s not often you hear of someone who is not a lawyer representing themselves in a federal court. It’s even less often that you hear of someone who has done so more than a dozen times. And won.
    Gabor Lukacs has been taking airlines to court and filing regulatory complaints with the Canadian Transportation Agency for the last nine years. He’s filed twenty-six successful regulatory complains and has more or less paved the way for many other airline passengers to do the same.
    -- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya4

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    AirPassengerRights.ca
    Air Passenger Rights (Canada) Facebook Group


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    • 41 min
    #3: The Effective Citizen with Graham Steele

    #3: The Effective Citizen with Graham Steele

    Most of us have not sat in the backrooms of politics, the places where decisions are really made. But today’s guest on the Govern Yourself Accordingly podcast has. And, he’s done the rest of us a favour - especially those of us who try to have an impact on the decisions being made in our communities, states, provinces, and countries. 
     
    Graham Steele is the former finance minister for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. In his new book, The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians work for you, he has drawn a road-map of the politician’s brain. He’s codified the thought-patterns, the behaviour, and the patterns of speech that even the best of our politicians use as crutches. 
    He’s done this so that we (as citizens) can understand them. Beyond that, he’s taken it a step further and mapped out how citizens can use that information to be more effective at advocacy to influence policy change. He explores the big picture: how patient and persistent advocacy can have a major impact, but he also talks about the granular: like how to follow-up on a meeting with a decision maker so they’re more likely to do what they told you they’d do. Follow @steelegr on Twitter
    --- Share this episode using the shortlink http://www.springtide.ngo/gya3
    Resources from this episode:
    Graham’s new book: The Effective Citizen
    Graham’s first book: What I learned about politics

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    • 41 min
    #2: Collaborating with the Enemy: Interview with Adam Kahane

    #2: Collaborating with the Enemy: Interview with Adam Kahane

    Adam Kahane knows something about collaborating with the enemy. Kahane has been witness to some unlikely collaborations. He has been at the centre of peace talks in South Africa, Sudan and Colombia. He has recently taken a step back to deconstruct what he learned from those experiences, and offer his take on how ‘collaboration’ can work between enemies and adversaries.
    That’s the core lesson in his latest book ‘Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with, Like or Trust.' He’s turned his experience into lessons that can be used in everyday circumstances.
    Adam Kahane typically works on large, complex, and global challenges. But, his latest work has caught the attention of divorce lawyers and car salesman. In this episode of the podcast, Adam Kahane shares some of what he has learned about collaborating with the enemy. His teachings are useful to anyone who finds themselves working with people they’d rather avoid.
    -- Find an easy-to-share episode-page, shownotes, and transcript at http://www.springtide.ngo/gya2
    Resources from this episode
    - Adam's Books: Collaborating with the Enemy, Power and Love, and Solving Tough Problems
    - Adam's Website
    - The 1967 speech Martin Luther King Jr. speech Adam referenced in talking about power and love: Where do we go from here?
    - The book "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III"

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    • 52 min

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