In previous episodes, Pass the Mic speakers have explored various ways to empower individuals to embrace their personal agency by discussing philosophy, leadership, ethics, and changes.
When we look at the possible systems that will drive real change in our society, whether it’s solving climate change or adapting one’s creativity to our complex world, communities appear as the central pillar of these possibilities.
As individuals, and in our organizations, we are connected with many communities.
However, today most people think of communities and community managers when they want to address challenges such as onboarding customers, evangelizing the marketplace, or providing support to MVPs.
This podcast will discuss communities as a new form of leadership, one that some call distributed leadership. Organizations and leaders who want to embrace the power of communities must move from controlling to new forms of emergent leadership.
In a similar way, many modern organizations have shallow, transaction-focused roots.
The language marketers use to describe people – lead, warm body, consumer – reveals a disconnect from their employees’ communities and those they serve. To embrace communities, their corporate culture needs to shift away from transactions toward a deeper, relationship-based mindset.
How can organizations benefit from communities within their current structures?
What are the structures and processes to support the blooming of communities?