Emergent Leadership

To be an emergent leader is to be a person who patiently waits until she can see the vision with more clarity, and quickly rise up to overtake a situation, company, or market by assuming your own leadership role. This is something that isn’t possible through ‘assigned leadership’.

The ability to suddenly emerge is a superpower that empowers one with the ability to overtake a situation. It is a catalyst for perhaps long overdue, bottom-up and inside-out system change.

The intention of Emergent Leadership, the learning experience, is to refine the capacity to act without ego, to collaborate, to restructure our lives, to serve more people, to prevent the challenges we currently face, and to shape a world that serves more of us.

How might we bring ourselves from where we are, to where we are going?

We believe the mastery of emergent leadership by more people is one of the answers.

To work towards that mastery, we explore four themes, or, The Four Movements, to describe the various phases one finds herself throughout the process.

Humanity: Becoming human again.

On the journey to be and know, we explore the following concepts and skills:

  • essence
  • checking-in
  • intention
  • being
  • presencing
  • sensing
  • intuition
  • boundaries
  • ethics / values
  • purpose

Learn how to cultivate the following competencies by using the concepts and skills listed above:

Understands who they are, what’s important to them, and how they invest their time.

Actively cultivates sensitivity to other’s feelings.

Recognizes when a person is suffering and takes action to provide support.

Openly shares their feelings with peers and instructors to support the strengthening of social bonds and building of trust.

Practices active and deep listening in personal and professional environments.

Open, willing, and able to change directions.

Natural motivation leads to their ability to bounce back from failures and missteps.

Community: Finding the others who believe what you believe.

Aligning on a purpose for change explores the following concepts and skills:

  • convening
  • showing up
  • holding space
  • observation
  • listening
  • relating
  • sharing
  • imagination
  • crystallizing

Learn how to cultivate the following competencies by using the concepts and skills listed above:

Relationship Building
Comfortable initiating and participating in one-on-one conversations with new people and existing peers.

Organizational Culture
Self-organized a team with their peers and intentionally defined the cultural elements of the organization.

Social Diversity
Evaluates existing team differences in backgrounds/beliefs and works with team to define specific ways to include more diverse perspectives.

Distributed Teamwork
Well-practiced in collaborating with team members across a range of continents, time zones, and backgrounds.

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The Red Thread Experience [Reviewed]

“We brought our different perspectives together where they all existed as a new energy. In that energy, I can see a new world emerge. I long for that world.” -Oluwafunmilola, Africa

Emergent Leadership

The person who patiently waits until she can see the vision with more clarity can quickly rise up to overtake the situation.

The Four Movements as a Methodology

Evidence-based methodology to evolve people, organizations, and social systems to serve the root causes of today’s social, environmental, and spiritual challenges.

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