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Taking a Look at Power Dynamics in our Teams (and Beyond) at Commonbound

Taking a Look at Power Dynamics in our Teams (and Beyond) at Commonbound

Our Communications Wizard presented at the Commonbound gathering this June. With reflection, we’ve found that our space in the New Economy is doing the work of holding space for when those power dynamics that we are fighting against creep up in our work. There’s certainly a lot to unlearn from the extractive economy and culture in which we’ve been immersed. Part of our role is to support and strengthen teams in their ability to share power and collaborate so that they can do their work more effectively. There are multiple needs in the new economy and being able to share power rather than replicate harmful power dynamics unconsciously inside our organizations is crucial.

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Chapter 2: The Labyrinth of Patience and Empathy

Chapter 2: The Labyrinth of Patience and Empathy

In chapter 1, I looked into what falling into transformation may feel like: like shredding your old skin without realising, and suddenly finding yourself at the other side of the mirror – the real world. The difficulty and the pain of seeing the light for the first time (and the shadows that come with it). The doubt that comes with learning how to use your new senses to navigate through an experience which might feel awfully uncertain, but ultimately – utterly true. Now, to go through this journey, one of your worst enemies will probably be yourself – and judgement. Two key ingredients can help: (self) empathy and patience. Tick tock…

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Meet Our Spring Cohort

Meet Our Spring Cohort

Since April, we, at Round Sky, have been working on collaboration skills through leadership development and diving into collaborative management tools with our 2018 Spring Cohort in the Level I, Collaborative Leadership Certification Program. We are pleased to...

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Chapter 1: What is Thy Name

Chapter 1: What is Thy Name

“What is thy name?” explores what the initial phases of transformation feel like on a personal level. As we learn and grow and transform, we are stretched in new ways. This is similar for teams going through transformation. Stay tuned throughout this 5 chapter series on transformation

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Exploration in an Organisation: What Happens Behind the Scenes of Transformation

Exploration in an Organisation: What Happens Behind the Scenes of Transformation

Often liberating, conscious transformation is probably one of the most exciting, yet challenging, life experiences.
Most of us go through this process of exploration and transformation all the time, whether we are individuals or a collective, whether we realise it or not.
But what does transformation actually mean in terms of our daily experience? How do you explore yourself and your surroundings? When in the transformation process do you actually start noticing a shift? What motivates you to transform? How do you navigate through it?

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Meet the 2018 Winter Cohort!

This February, We, at Round Sky, launched our 2018 Winter Cohort in the Level I, Collaborative Leadership Certification Program. We are pleased to introduce these incredible folks to you from many areas of the globe (Ghana, France, and throughout the United States)...

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I am Wind

I am Wind

Who am I? A daunting question and an exploratory process that is often at the heart of the hardships experienced by both individuals and organisations. In trying to answer this question, my entire life flashed before my eyes. I am many things… I am the wind, I am a nomad, I am my calling: that of helping other people and organisations create the best possible environment for their own calling to unfold.

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Accountability Beyond Delegation

Accountability Beyond Delegation

“Collaborative leadership is really what many organizations seem to be moving towards. And, in that way, it feels not just like a set of practices that are helpful; it feels like it’s aligned with the kind of work the world needs to have done (Andy Barker, Collab Student).” Do you know what it takes to be a truly collaborative leader? Read more for a real world example.

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