An Invitation to Shapeshift
Written by Amelia Terrapin
November 13, 2021
Today I write to you about ensemble leadership as a fellow human on an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous planet. The call to practice ensemble leadership is more than just one option out of a sea of leadership/management trends. Ensemble leadership beckons us, not just because it’s an effective and life-giving approach to our work lives. It beckons us because there is an urgent need to divest ourselves from the hyperindividualism that undermines our interdependency.
Opening up to the vulnerabilities, uncertainties and co-creative potentials of becoming a collaborative body quickens the process of taking on a new shape; we gradually ease out of the defensive posture of individualism and soften into the open-hearted shape of humility. We decide to choose change instead of feeling forced into it. We learn to shapeshift, both as individuals and as a collective.
You gradually sculpt yourself and your loved ones into a new shape each time you share power, prioritize relationships, and build trust… one small, bold move at a time.
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