A CONVERSATION ABOUT SOCIAL PROSPERITY

September 26, 2017 - Guests Matt Lehrman and John Little, founders of Social Prosperity Partners, visit Stu Turgel at The Phoenix File to discuss the imperative to engage diverse people and perspectives, de-escalate tensions, inspire collaborative thinking, and spark meaningful dialogue in community decision making.

WE MUST CURE THE INCIVILITY THAT'S A PLAGUE AMONG US

September 23, 2017 - "Obstruction has become, to some, a virtue...It's not productive - but then there's nothing "productive" about the goal of obstruction."

THE PRIMACY OF TOGETHERNESS

August 23, 2017 - "Wholeheartedly, we want to say, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" ... [but] to work in opposition is to be at war with America."

OUR VIEW: THE BUSINESS OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

August 18, 2017 - "Trust in each other — that’s the magnet that binds a community together. Absent trust in each other, we are left to act out of blind self-interest and defensiveness. We must all be in the business of betterment."

TWO MEN ON MISSION TO RESTORE CIVILITY TO CONVERSATION

August 15, 2017 - ""We've lost the ability to connect with each other, to be empathetic and compassionate in our listening," said John Little, who, with partner Matt Lehrman, founded Social Prosperity Partners." 

FORMER SCOTTSDALE CITY MANAGER, ARTS ADMINISTRATOR SEEK CIVIC ENGAGEMENT REFORM

August 8, 2017 - "Two local community advocates are aiming to restore trust, inclusivity and optimism to the practice of civic engagement, with the launch of Social Prosperity Partners, a business seeking to improve dialogue in public forums."

MATT LEHRMAN, JOHN LITTLE LAUNCH SOCIAL PROSPERITY PARTNERS

August 8, 2017 - "Their mission is to restore trust, inclusivity and optimism to the practice of civic engagement by designing and facilitating processes of public involvement."

THE THEATRICS OF ACHIEVING AGREEMENT

June 30, 2017 - "Here are 10 practical ways to be mindful and purposeful in the theatrics of ethical, sincere and transparent decision-making:"