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CHAPTER 8Leadership Is Convening

This is not an argument against leaders or leadership, only a desire to change the nature of our thinking. Communal transformation requires a certain kind of leadership, one that creates conditions where context shifts:

From a place of fear and fault to one of gifts, generosity, and abundance

From a belief in more laws and oversight to a belief in social fabric and chosen accountability

From the corporation and systems as central, to associational life as central

From a focus on leaders to a focus on citizens

From problems to possibility

For this shift in context to occur, we need leadership that supports a restorative path. Restoration calls for us to deglamorize leadership and consider it a quality ...

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