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Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018

The cooperative enterprise is a living organism; it is a society of people in a community supported by solidarity, and that awareness of this solidarity is the driving force we should place our confidence in. 2018 was a big year of...

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New year, new power dynamics

New year, new power dynamics

*This is a cross-posted blog with Beneficial State Foundation. See original publication here.By Symone Jackson | LinkedIn and Rebecca Fisher McGinty | LinkedIn Symone is the Digital Engagement Manager at Beneficial State Foundation. This Blog was written...

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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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