Round Sky Solutions Blog
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.read more
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…read more
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...read more
“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 transformationread more
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?
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)...read more
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.read more
“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.read more
I’d like to tell you about a practice that works to keep our accountability beat and breath easeful, and that we come back to mindfully as needed to address challenges. Our team is self-organized (i.e. dynamically organized according to mission and resources, non-hierarchical, and no “bosses”) via Collab, a collaborative operating and management system. In Collab, one of the biggest factor to our heart beats in our accountability practices is continuously clarifying our (current and relative) strategic priorities.read more
You value the power of the collective. You strive to align your teams, to design a people-centered and agile strategy, and use shared leadership to reach your team’s potential success. You believe so strongly in the vision of your team, but you still feel stuck in the...read more