LCF Resources


ArtsNow is an innovative nonprofit that connects arts, culture, and community. An outcome of the GAR and Knight Foundation funded Arts and Culture Landscape Study, ArtsNow seeks to connect, collaborate, and support the incredible creative sector in Summit County. (Summit County) (Ohio) 

resources for episode #5, remaining resilient through renewal

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Leadership Inspired by Nature

Nature’s Leadership Ways

How Trees Help You Stress Less

The Science Behind How Nature Affects Your Health

resources for episode #4, leading collaboratively

Maintaining Collaboration in a Pandemic,

Great Leadership Teams Optimize Collaboration,

resources for episode #3, leading with Perseverance

Truly Reaching You--Giving A Hand Up, Not A Handout.

 Truly Reaching You (TRY) is a relationship-based reentry ministry serving men who have “done their time” and are ready to return to family and community.

 TRY provides a healthy support system and invaluable employment training for those willing to surrender old lifestyles -- and to put in the work needed to gain self-respect and a renewed outlook on life.

Website (select GIVE to donate):

John O'Donohue poem, "Time to Be Slow” 

And here is an article from Psychology Today on some of the brain science as well as just some good general exploration of perseverance: 

Resources for Episode #2, Leading with Compassion

Akron Public Schools (APS) serves our community of 198,000 with 47 schools, or community learning centers.  We are a diverse, urban system serving a city covering 62 square miles.  The meals for students who normally receive free breakfast and lunch at school are being supported by local organizations. The best way to support this is through United Way’s special fund for COVID-19 support.

Donate to United Way COVID-19 Response Fund

Please access the Akron Public Schools Family Resource Page to find other ways to help, or contact Carla Chapman at Akron Public Schools to help by adopting a classroom or purchasing gift cards to help impacted families: Carla Chapman,

Compassionate Leadership:  A Mindful Call to Lead from Both Head and Heart

Give Yourself a Break:  The Power of Self-Compassion

What Your Coworkers Need Right Now is Compassion

Coping with the Coronavirus with Mindfulness and Compassion

Link to music played at the end of 4/1/20 Leadership Connection Forum:


Kristen Neff Resources


From a perspective of viewing the world from space: May we know healing and strength in the time of challenge; May we find comfort and calm in the face of worry and fear; May we live with peace and find joy in the small things

Self-Compassion Offering to Yourself: May I know healing and strength; May I find comfort and calm;  May I live with peace and joy


The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to our neighbors in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.


Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion:  A Leader’s Road Map to Renewal

To Lead with Excellence, Add Purposeful Pauses to Your Work Day