Integrating Principles and Practices for Healthy Power-Sharing with Cecile Green

Enlivening Edge Magazine Editor’s note: Cecile Green will be the featured Storyteller in the Deepening Our Resonance conversation among Enlivening Edge Community Hub members on February 1. She’ll share her personal journey of studying power and how to distribute it. Click here to join the Hub by January 30.

See also her EE Magazine article on navigating Founder’s Syndrome.

Originally published on YouTube

There are so many of us attempting to move our world to a healthier place, and even with the growing networks, we remain not only largely uncoordinated but are also having to split our precious attention resources across multiple platforms, principles and methods.

What if we could unite our efforts and through synthesis and research create a learnable set of practices that reliably work to enable cooperation and practically unite our efforts through research and application?

Building on over 10 years of research, soul-searching, and practical application in groups from Occupy Wall Street to Resource Generation, Round Sky Solutions has attempted a synoptic integration into an ecology of practices informed by Ostrom’s principles that enable us to reliably share power and prevent the abuses of both autocracy and collectocracy.

While many methods (Sociocracy, Holocracy, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Participatory Budgeting, Nonviolent communication, to name a few) each address a partial arena of communication needs, we’ve been working to integrate all the communication needs of a group of people working together into an ecology of practices that are easily learnable, transfer across contexts, and are code-ready, so we can bake these principles into a platform capable of global use.



 Cecile Green is a visionary, social entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and homesteader with a passion for creating an ecology of practices for shared power that works in many different contexts so that we can collectively navigate the meta-crises to a healthy world.

As an integral scholar-practitioner and lifelong learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over three decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments.

She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built from the ground up four successful businesses. As the innovator of Collab, a rapid culture change tool kit for effective power sharing, she has researched and experimented with questions of human social power, systems of decision-making, and efficient operations in both academic and applied contexts, and is the author of the book “Collaboration that Works: A Ruthlessly Practical Handbook for a Generative World,” a training manual which summarizes her research and introduces these tools for practical application in organizations.

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