Lead Together – Resistance on the Lead Together Journey and How to Move Forward

Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield, and Travis Marsh, Authors of Lead Together discuss Resistance on the Lead Together Journey, originally published on YouTube

3 mins 19 sec

So you’ve decided your organization will move away from operating as a traditional hierarchy? Instead, you will all embrace the philosophies of leading together – also known as self-organizing, decentralized leadership, or Teal.

Imagine your organization as a large canoe. Every member of your team sits in this canoe with you. As you look around your boat, you see long-term colleagues, close friends, and new faces. Your board members and advisors are in the boat too. Everyone has a paddle. To get to your desired lead together culture, you need to travel in the downstream direction. You point the canoe and ask everyone to paddle. Reaching the first large rapid, how many begin paddling hard back upstream? What do you do with your paddle? The resistance has begun.

The voyage to self-organizing is a river filled with emotion. Join co-authors of Lead Together Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield and Travis Marsh as they share insights on the resistance organizations experience when they decide to embrace Teal principles and move away from operating as a traditional hierarchy.

They discuss:

What kind of resistance comes up when introducing new ways of working

Naming and honoring resistance

Helpful tools for determining levels of resistance

How to work with resistance once it’s made visible

Also read the blog from Brent Lowe as he discusses the topic further: http://www.leadtogether.co/news/2020/…

Find Lead Together on: http://www.leadtogether.co/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/lead…

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