What Can I Do about Leadership Development?

“Around the world people see the increasing gap between the nature of the challenges we face in our societies and the capacities of traditional institutions, with their hierarchical and paternalistic management structures. Whether you look at global climate destabilization, or the particular challenges of individual institutions in communities...this gap appears again and again. We are trying to accomplish changes that simply cannot be accomplished given the way we are going about it. It is sort of like trying to fly while you are in a boat.”
Peter Senge, in A Conversation with Peter Senge: Transforming Organizational Cultures by Riane Eisler


If you are a leadership trainer or coach, an organization development consultant, or other professional concerned with the quality of leadership and the health of organizations, you’ll find that the partnership system offers a powerful set of concepts and tools to help build the capacities needed to meet the challenges of our time.

Partnership cultures in organizations begin with leaders who can leave behind top-down, fear-based strategies for managing employees and relating to customers.  These leaders recognize that they need new partnership skills to build relationships of mutual respect and mutual benefit and take a systems view.

The Domination-Partnership Scale in Workplaces