What is leadership? LO22012

Richard Charles Holloway (rholloway@outsights.com)
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 20:27:06 -0700

Replying to LO22007 --

Bill...I thoroughly appreciate the definition of leadership offered in the
"Dance of Change." It integrates well with my thoughts on communities and
organizations as living systems, and with my own experience in Open Space.

It also moves from the individual high-performer model which fills so much
of the leadership literature...into the collaborative contributor and
emergent leader model, which is what most of us experience in a learning
organization (living organization) context.

The perspective offered in the Dance of Change is, "the capacity of a
human community to shape its future, and specifically to sustain the
significant processes of change required to do so."

I've been using this theme for the last couple of years without
articulating it half as well as the book's authors have done...so I've
adopted and will be using this frame of reference.

hope this helps,


"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering
others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." ^WTao Te Ching

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