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Guest Blog Post by Gibran Rivera: If You Till It, They Will Come: Nurturing Collective Leadership Webinar

This article was originally posted on Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) (the webinar powerpoint is available here)

Last Tuesday, Curtis Ogden and I had the privilege of hosting an LLC webinar on collective leadership.  Much of what we did was point to observable patterns in ways of working together and how these tend to open up possibilities for shared leadership.  The metaphor of tilling the soil is most appropriate precisely because we have run up against the limitations of industrial implementation.  The appropriate response to increasing complexity is one that can get beyond linear causality and into a mindset of ecosystems.

However, it is important to note that collective leadership is not an end in itself.  Those of us who seek social transformation are actively seeking better