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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. M ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 12th 2010 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published August 21st 1987)
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Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea is a book about participating in conversations in which we can fully listen and speak to each other. The circle is an ancient social pattern, which invites participation and contribution. Because circle has been held around the common fire for thousands of years, it is remembered as a place of light and warmth. However, just as fire requires tending, the circle requires tending.

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Tuscany Bernier
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read that I read for my work with the Indiana Voices of Women. Circle work in social settings can be put in business or leisure, personal or impersonal relationships, and it can really help all sorts of relationship formations. Through reading this work, I began to understand the history of using circles in social settings and how to create a space for honoring all voices, honoring our inner wisdom, and how get a step closer when discussing deep issues.
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Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to this participatory methodology. Changed my life and led me to do proper training. I am NOT a facilitator, but you learn there's is so much to consider when having conversations that matter, and helping even everyday meetings be places of learning and listening. Excellent stuff.
Karen Cockerill
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve wanted to read this book for years, I scoured bookstores for it and finally got intentional and ordered it. I’m so glad I did as it did not disappoint. I so resonate with this book and can’t wait to start practicing and using the circle in my life. A must read for anyone in leadership.
JoAnn
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Clearly written wisdom, drawing on ancient practices that makes sense in today's complex world.
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Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Easy to read book with plenty of examples to validate the potential of using Circle for social change and people empowerment.
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