Today I participated in a fantastic webinar led by fellow Earlhamite, Frances Kunreuther, and Caroline McAndrews of Building Movement Project on structures and practices for distributing leadership. Frances and Caroline recently published a report “Structuring Leadership: Alternative Models for Distributing Power and Decision-making” that outlines foundations, implementation strategies and indicators of success for distributing leadership and decision-making in organizations.  A podcast of the webinar will also be made available on the site.  It’s a useful, informative and engaging complement to “Doing More With More,” check it out when you get a chance!

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Susan Misra (left), Elissa Perry (that's me in the middle), Mike Allison (right) celebrate in person at the Pacific Coast Brewery in Oakland

Spectrum of Shared LeadershipThe piece I co-wrote with Mike Allison and Susan Misra was just published by the Nonprofit Quarterly! I was fortunate to be a thought partner and facilitator with Mike and Susan in a multi-year initiative with several California-based organizations focused on developing shared leadership. The article reports on and synthesizes some learning about developing and acting on shared leadership. Download and read it (.pdf) and let us know what you think. What are your experiences with Shared Leadership? Looking forward to hearing from you!