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The Rainbow Runners is a true story of a sled dog adventure told by Alaskan Husky, Nija JaJa, the youngest member of the team, who along with her “Uncle Buncles” and brother set out to follow a dream to participate in a long-distance race through the Swedish mountains.

The story takes place in the white-capped mountains of Sweden where the nine huskies live with their two-legged friends Krispy and Sven. The book begins with a dream to prepare for a 250-kilometer long distance sled dog race through the Swedish Mountains. With fewer dogs in the team than is common for such a race, the team begins their journey with an uphill battle. During preparations for the race the dogs experience what it means to build a team, and not just a functioning team, but a team that is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions; a team that is built on recognizing and celebrating the unique strengths in each team member; and a team that keeps sight on their own dream, even when others doubt their ability.
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  • Snyder, K. (in press) Flourishing indigenous education through digital storytelling: fostering youth voice and agency and the dialectics of freedom. In Ylva Jannok Nutti, ed. Flourishing Indigenous Knowledge in Education: Writings by educators and researchers

  • Snyder, K. & Snyder, K. (2021). Leading sustainable quality in organisations : Insights from the pandemic. In Catrin Jönsson and Volker Mauerhofer (eds) Accelerating the progress towards the 2030 SDGs in times of crisis. Östersund.  S. 2017—2035

  • Snyder, K. J. & Snyder, K. (2021). The human networked organization : toward contemporary quality management and sustainability. In Catrin Jönsson and Volker Mauerhofer (eds) Accelerating the progress towards the 2030 SDGs in times of crisis. Östersund. S. 1997--2016. 

  • Snyder, K. J. & Snyder, K. M. (2021). Building Sustainable Systems for Schooling in Turbulent Times : Big ideas from the sciences.  In Jeffrey Glanz (ed), Crisis and Pandemic Leadership : Implications for meeting the needs of students, teachers and parents. London : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. S. 7-22

  • Snyder, K. (2019). Enhancing the “people dimension” in quality through arts-based intervention: : exciting possibilities for value co-creation and healthy work environments. IQuality Management and Organisational Development

  • Snyder, K. M., (2018) Resonance Leadership: A concept to help address worker stress and improve communication and creativity. Conference Proceedings. PIN- C. Mälardalen. 

  • Bäckström, I., Ingelsson, P., Snyder, K. M., Hedlund, C., Lilja, J. Capturing value-based leadership in practice: Insights from developing and applying an AI-interview guide. Coming publication in QMOD Best Paper Award

  • Snyder, K. M., Ingelsson, P. , Bäckström, I. ( 2018) Using design thinking to support value-based leadership for sustainable quality development. The TQM Journal.

  • Snyder, K. M, Hedlund, C. Ingelsson, P., Bäckström, I (2017) . Storytelling: a co-creative process to support value-based leadership. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences,

  • Snyder, K. M., Ingelsson, P. , Bäckström, I. (2016) Enhancing the study of lean transformation through organizational culture analysis. International Journal of Quality and Services Science. Vol 8, 3/4

  • Snyder, K. M: (2015) Engaged leaders develop schools as quality organisations. . Vol 7, 2/3 pp. 217-229.

  • Snyder, K. M. (2015) Exploring the Digital Culture in Virtual Teams: implications for leading and developing distributed organisations. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change.

  • Snyder, K. M. (2015) Innovating schools through dialogic arts-based practices: ingredients for engaging students with a whole new mind.

  • Snyder, K.M., Copper K. (2012) What’s going on around here: A frame analysis of a pilot project to examine why the use of appreciative inquiry, storytelling and painting is difficult to integrate into the culture of schooling. Utbildningsvetenskapliga. Mid Sweden University

  • Warne, M., Snyder, K. M., Gillander Gådin, K. (2012) Photovoice: an opportunity and challenge for students’ genuine participation. Health Promotion International. Doi: 10:1093/

  • Snyder K. M., Panichi L, Lindberg O (2010). On the issue of quality of experience in technology supported learning. Designs for Learning, 3(1-2), 42-53.

  • Snyder, K. M. (2014) Concept mapping, voice thread, visual images: Helping teachers spawn divergent thinking and dialogic learning”, in Lenny Shedletsky, Jeff Beaudry (eds). . IGI Global Publishers.

  • Snyder, K. M., Cooper, K. (2012) Upptäcka, uttrycka och utveckla genom berättelse och bild: betydelsen för estetiska lärprocesser för pedagogik. Barbara Bader, Manfred Blohm, Franz Bilmeyer (eds). Medier-Bild-Pedagogik. Flensburg University Press

  • Snyder, K. J., Acker-Hocevar, M., Snyder, K. M. (2008) Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading schools into the global age. Milwaukee: WI. ASQ Quality Press.

  • Snyder, K. (2005). Is dialogue possible online?, in Technological Aspects of Mentoring, F. Kochran, J. Pascarelli (eds) Information Age Press.

  • Snyder, K. M., Acker-Hocevar, M. (2003) Building international cultures of synergy through online social networks, in Kochran, F. ed. International Perspective on Mentoring. Information Age Press

  • Snyder, K. J., Acker-Hocevar, M., and Snyder, K. M. (2000)  Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools into the Global Age. Milwaukee: WI. ASQ Quality Press.

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