What is Participatory Leadership?
“The participatory leadership paradigm is based on respect and engagement. It constructively focuses energy in every human to human encounter. A more democratic and more effective model of leadership, it harnesses diversity, builds community, and creates shared responsibility for action. It deepens individual and collective learning yielding real development and growth.”
How to explain IT in 1 sentence
- Imagine a meeting of 60 people, where in an hour you would have heard everyone and at the end you would have precisely identified the 5 most important points that people are willing to act on together.
- Hierarchy is good for maintenance; participatory leadership is good for innovation and adapting to change.
- It allows dealing with complex issues by using the collective intelligence of all people concerned and getting their buy-in.
- Participatory Leadership is methods, techniques, tips, tricks, tools to evolve, to lead, to create synergy, to share experience, to lead a team, to create a transversal network, to manage a project, an away day, brainstorming, change processes, strategic visions.
Where and how has it been used?
You can look here in the powerpoint from a presentation in Japan if there is more you want to add without trying to sell anything :)
Links to short simply intro videos:
Short introduction to the need and usefulness of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter, Minneapolis 2012.
The Art of Community conversation in Minnesota - applying it in practice
Interview with Monica in Vienna 2012. - What is so special about Art of hosting and harvesting ?
Interview with Toke in Vienna 2012 - What is Art of hosting in a nutshell ?