Pattern #45


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Holistic Leadership and Governance Dynamics

Fragmented, one-sided leadership and management of our collective affairs impedes the wisdom and resourcefulness of the whole. So promote organizing modes that generate free abundance from the fractal, holonic, networked and self-organizing capacities of whole systems and their powers of synergy, participation, distributed functionality, life energy, resilience and more.

  • Does this way of doing things feel healthy? Wholesome? Sacred? If not, how would you describe it?
  • When you think of the word “holistic” in terms of how we treat each other and organize our collective affairs, what comes to mind?
  • What examples can you think of using the following in leadership and governance: inclusivity? synergy? empathy? integrity? participation? shared orientation? sustainability, resilience and regenerativity? spirit? interconnection? interdependence? vitality and aliveness? belonging? wisdom? big picture thinking? communion? self-organization? wholeness? balance? sharing? networks? fractals? nature? centeredness? consciousness?
  • What are signs that the whole and wholeness are not being seen, felt, considered, called upon, worked with and in?

Going Deeper …

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