The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

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All modern group processes that are open to collaboration or to flattening the hierarchy are based in some way on circle practices. As organizations of all kinds move increasingly toward shared and rotating leadership, they are calling on the circle model to form sustainable teams and adopt circle-driven group processes such as World Café, Open Space, and Art of Hosting. Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action.

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Overview

All modern group processes that are open to collaboration or to flattening the hierarchy are based in some way on circle practices. As organizations of all kinds move increasingly toward shared and rotating leadership, they are calling on the circle model to form sustainable teams and adopt circle-driven group processes such as World Café, Open Space, and Art of Hosting. Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action.

This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the original work of the co-authors who have studied and standardized the essential elements that constitute circle practice. It takes readers through a circle visual (the Components of Circle) and presents both structure and story so that readers understand how these elements come into play and how they interrelate and interact.  It also embeds circle process experience in stories and examples drawing on the authors’ 15 years of experience as global thought leaders and originators of this form, and it presents detailed instructions and suggestions for getting started, setting goals, and solving conflicts.
 

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“A perfect travel guide for all who are committed to making the world a better place. The circle deserves to become an independent field of study, and this book gets that going. Read it.’
—Peter Block, author of Stewardship, Flawless Consulting, and Community
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605092560
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 806,241
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina Baldwin is a writer and seminar presenter of 30+ years experience. She is the author of Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice, revised and reissued in 2007 after 100,000 original sales as well as Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture, The Seven Whispers: Spiritual Practice for Times Like These, and Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story.

Ann Linnea is writer and educator with decades of experience serving the art of dialogue . Ann co-authored the award-winning Teaching Kids to Love the Earth, and Deep Water Passage: A Spiritual Journey at Mid-Life, which her self-imposed challenge to become the first woman to circumnavigate Lake Superior by sea kayak. In 1994, Ann and author/educator Christina Baldwin co-founded their educational company, PeerSpirit, Inc.

Foreword author Margaret Wheatley is a management consultant and author of bestselling Turning to One Another, and Leadership and The New Science, among others.
 

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Table of Contents

Foreword When Did We Forget This? Margaret J. Wheatley ix

Preface The Origin of the PeerSpirit Circle Process xiii

Part I The Circle Way 1

Chapter 1 Where Circle Comes From and Where It Can Take Us 3

Chapter 2 The Components of Circle 15

Part II Circles at Work in the World 35

Chapter 3 The Power of Preparation, Invitation, Intention, and Center 37

Chapter 4 Rotating Positions of Leadership in the Circle 49

Chapter 5 Accountability Through Agreements, Practices, and Principles 65

Chapter 6 Circle, Step by Step 81

Part III The Art of Presence in Circle 93

Chapter 7 Story as Core Communication 95

Chapter 8 Activating and Responding in a Social Container 107

Chapter 9 Why Circle Takes Us to the Shadow 127

Chapter 10 Circle as Support for Collective Healing 143

Part IV Circle as Paradigm Shift 161

Chapter 11 Organizational Experiments in Circle Governance 163

Chapter 12 Circle as a Way of Life 183

Afterword Circle in the Heart of Stone Christina Baldwin 197

Glossary 199

Notes 203

Bibliography and Resources 205

Acknowledgments 208

About the Authors 210

Index 213

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