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Collaborative Leadership

Who Controls Collaboration?

Who controls collaboration? That might seem a contradiction in terms since the process itself requires joint decisions by the participants. But the issue of control doesn’t go away so easily. Several months into policy negotiations with a large collaborative group, I arrived at the last planning session for a critical meeting that was to take […]

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Open Space Technology – 1

In the mid-90s I attended a conference that assembled about 50 members of the environmental conflict resolution field. Although mediators and researchers had been developing, testing and adapting the theories and methods of the practice for 20 years, it was still a young and emerging field, and there were constant debates about its best practices […]

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Collaborative Leadership

Clay Shirky: Hierarchy vs. Collaborative Leadership

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