shared leadership

Launching with Love

By Lori Hanau

Throughout my own personal and professional growth, I have heard the whispers of building a community. This past year, spirit has been shouting repeatedly, loud and clear - “NOW!” Okay then. Now it is. The community will be online, so we are not limited by geographic boundaries. My vision is a gathering place and place of practice for those of us who care to build quality relationships, care for each other, share power, work inclusively as equal learning partners, commit to cultivating individual and collective wisdom and build workplace and network cultures of compassionate accountability.  We will source ourselves in shared leadership.

This is a Love Launch because love is what is coursing through me and my team as we launch this idea, bringing it to life. My co-host Jodi Clark and I are so excited to invite you to gather with us. We are creating this space with you in mind and will be in launch mode throughout February. We know life takes a village, and as this is a village we care to build in shared leadership, consider us intentionally “half-cooked”. This way you can add your parts to the mix, bringing us all into the artistry of being alive. Come visit us on https://www.patreon.com/lorihanau, hosted on the Patreon platform: a creator’s community that beautifully weaves the concept of artist patronage with 21st century crowdsourcing. We would love for you to consider being an early adopter.

The potency of love, of doing what I love, what we each love is a true privilege. The courage to express ourselves in ways that connect us to our souls is a force of nature. I believe this force channels through our humanity, inviting each of us to be fully expressed. I want to pour this power into my community, and into your communities, as invited. I am so moved by you, so inspired by your care, that I jump out of bed every day with a courageous heart. 

Moving with Muchness

Moving with Muchness

As I look back and reflect on 2017, I just take in a deep, slow breath. There have been so many deep disturbances. I'm sure, like me, you all have also had great experiences of good and beauty in 2017. Not much seems stable. There is a lot at stake. It all feels so big. Many of us seem to be moving with a whole lot of muchness.

As much of the world enters into the high season for holy days, . . .

Making a Joyful Noise Together

Making a Joyful Noise Together

At least four times in the past month, I have woken myself up laughing. I have actually been brought awake by my own chuckling. No story, no image, no dream, just laughter. It’s been a wonderful, surprising experience. In a world and an America that seems to be getting more grim, it’s been heartening to know that I’m cracking myself up at night. There is something that I seem to be remembering and it sure feels good!

Sharing Power and Collaborating, Starting with Yes, and. . .

Sharing Power and Collaborating, Starting with Yes, and. . .

Many of us have personal and company missions that are about being of service in some way. Our missions are often explicitly or implicitly about inclusion, collaboration and sharing power for the benefit healing our world. Too often the way we work together, our daily habits, don’t line up to who we say we are or who we want to be, from the inside out. At Global Round Table Leadership, we consistently hear how hard it is for people to share power with their teammates, especially when one’s boss or “higher up” is a part of the team. 

Seriously Joyful

Seriously Joyful

How should we be behaving in beloved community? What are the practices? How do we even start the conversation? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his infamous call, inspiring so many with his vision of how to live in celebration of our diversity every day: “Our goal is to create a beloved community and his will require a qualitative change in our souls and a quantitative change in our lives.” The key, like with so many shifts in our world, is to start with ourselves....