Tracy Gary emailed me these thoughts on life affirming leadership:
A life-affirming leader is one who knows how to rely on and use the intelligence that exists everywhere in the community, the company, the school, or the organization. A leader these days needs to be a host - one who convenes people, who convenes diversity, who convenes all viewpoints in creative processes where our intelligence can come forth.
Margaret Wheatley, RockRose Youth Dialogue Project, World Cafe October 2007
A leader convenes the wisdom of community? (Otafuku, Shinto goddess of mirth, is a gracious hostess, serving sake to friends. Life-denying Demons be gone!)