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Start A Movement

How to start a movement in our modern connected society. Discover key principles and fundaments of making shifts happens by connecting people with purpose.

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Start A Movement

  1. 1. How to Start a Movement? What Question to ask? From a Few to a Swarm
  2. 2. If You Aint in it, It Wont Work! What Question to ask?
  3. 3. How to Start a Movement? What Question to ask? “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
  4. 4. How do Movements Happen? What Question to ask?
  5. 5. Keys of SwarmingWe are part of the system. Therefore themore healthy the whole is, the better foreach of us as well.Each time a question or need arises, thatthe swarm recognises as important, theswarm will find a way to take care of it.
  6. 6. What is Swarm Leadership?(consciously) playing a contributing rolewithin the Swarm.Swarm leadership is both a personalattitude of responsibility and aleadership role within a movement, tribeor network that you happen to have.
  7. 7. Watch Movements Happen● Idea Leader, Initiator, Free Spirit, ● First Follower(s), Look Here Pointers,● Connector, Makes things happening between the people. Facilitator, Mediator.Social media like twitter, facebook, process facilitators, coffee lady ● Giver of Meaning, Reporter
  8. 8. What Makes Swarms Swarm?Self organisation. Open communication between allmembers and decentralised control, distributedproblem-solving and multiple interactions.Indirect Cooperation. Adaptive mimickingDiversity of knowledge. ‘wisdom of crowds’, including‘weak signals’ Swarms have no interest in which opinionis right or wins, the swarm wants to flourish. A Clear Collective Purpose or Longing. We need tofeel direction.(1st 3 after Peter Miller “The Smart Swarm”)
  9. 9. How to Start a Movement? What Question to ask? “You can control your actions, but you cant control the outcome.”
  10. 10. How to Start a Movement? What Question to ask? “Attract and Include others with a purposeful difference.”
  11. 11. What Attracts People ask? What Question to to Join?
  12. 12. Shared PurposeAs leaders we should perhaps not be so muchfocussed on outcomes and results, but on whatwants to be heard.
  13. 13. Serve a Higher PurposeWe, the masses, will only contribute if itmakes sense and has meaning for us.And of course, if it’s fun and easy to doso.
  14. 14. How do you create the change?To make change you need emotions. Strong emotions. Love and hate can create the change.You know, love and hate are not opposites. The opposite of love is not hate but indifference. It isIndifference which allows people to trash the forests. It is indifference what allows us to destroy ourplanet. Those people who do that don’t hate the planet. They just... don’t care. Hate creates fear.Fear kills compassion. Having no compassion makes you indifferent.Luckily, love can extinguish indifference. It makes sense to stick with love if you want to create thechange. Once you have peace inside you it is much easier to know right from wrong.                                      Rainer Nõlvak, the initiator of Lets do it! in Estonia
  15. 15. Helping the Swarm SwarmDo not work from control, but from facilitating the energy.Dare to play different roles. Be idea carrier and see if you are followed.Make your message as attractive, easy and as fun as possible to follow.If you don’t have an idea, than follow and support what needs help.Create a community out of your environment, where people regard each othersas members of the same movement, with the same purpose.
  16. 16. Intelligent Ant Design● Everyone is told very clear, what needs to go where. What is most important now and what is less so.● Everyone is asked to act like a smart ant. ‘If you see a job, its yours.’ Fill up the neglects of all others.● Help everyone who can’t do something alone first.● Accept and ask help when needed on an equal level. There is no ownership of any job, unless specified by us. But do know that some people may have more experience than you in certain things. Trust those.● You are ready when we all are ready.● Then have ‘smart’ roles at key points.
  17. 17. Swarm Leaders
  18. 18. Leaders of Movements
  19. 19. How can You Boost ato ask? What Question Movement?
  20. 20. What gives life to groups and tribes?1. A mix of people that love and acknowledge each other.2. Share purpose/vision and access to active participation in getting there.3. Members feel at the same time builder of it all and of service to it all.
  21. 21. By facilitating space for others toparticipate, cocreation and cohesionbecome present. Facilitate destiny
  22. 22. Building an Action Network How does it work? What do we want to happen? Knowledge & Insight Creative Tribe Design Practical Foundations Cocreation & NetworksWhat do we have to do to make How do we play it together into it work? existence? Compare with the 4 questions: Why do we take action? What do we want? What assets are needed? What behaviour is needed?
  23. 23. Activating and Directing Questions are:• Simple and Clear (who is the idea owner? What is the goal?)• Stimulate and inspire research and action (what would be the simplest way to make adifference?)• Are essential and deepening. (why would we give our lives for this?)• Question arrived paradigms. (how can the weak/children save us?)• Open new doors and possibilities (what’s beyond democracy?)• Are positive and empowering (how can our company become world famous?)
  24. 24. The secret to positive mobilisation.How to make it work in seven great questions1.How to discover the right people?2.How to generate great ideas?3.How to create easy and attractive access?4.How to unlock possibility by making fun of it?5.How to host or facilitate rather than lead?6.How are you making a difference?7.How can we help you do that?
  25. 25. Daan van Geijlswijk and Floris Koot Tribing workshop in one slide:Get your Tribe Alive: Activating networksLessons learned at Wonder, Novib and Sos Kinderdorpen en currently at Knowmads.  Key words:● Inspire. What is the essential purpose I sign in on?● Connect. How do we connect and involve people and ideas withother people and ideas?● Activate. How do we facilitate action?● Cultivate. How do we deal with each other? (community ofpractice) (Inclusion)What else needs to be included?Tools, internet, new media, meetings, brainstorm techniques.Background philosophy and theory.What means do we have to start up and support projects and contacts?
  26. 26. Informal Leadership your principles• Connectivity & Synergy Your capability to build up relationships. Your capability to adjust/sense to what is needed here and now. To offer people a clear purpose.• Integrity & Freedom The measure to which you walk your talk and you can be relied upon. The measure to which your passion, profession and purpose are aligned. The measure to which you dare to act to your own insights.
  27. 27. Lessons from Improv Theater your attitudeSay Yes! Have an open attitude: forward, participate and contribute with and towhat is already there. Ants get more results when they carry a dead beetletogether, than when each of them would like to bring in their own prize.Dare to Take a Risk. In a mass contribute what feels true. Beless inclined to bend to peer pressure. Dare to say or do what feels true, even if youdon’t know how it will be received. Profile yourself on the net.Let Others Shine. Is about integrity in use of sources, supportingidea carriers, not needing to be original or be the leader. They say if everyoneworks for himself on stage, you have but one supporter. If everyone works for theothers, everyone else is out to let you shine.
  28. 28. Get the Community going your actions ISTORYTELLING Tell stories that show the community whatworks and how it works. Tell stories where you want to go with it.Be honest. If you got something from the community show that itworked or how it helped you.SHARE Ask what you need. Offer what you can. Buildrelationships for their own sake, not to get anywhere. You makethe biggest difference if you contribute your personal gifts andtalents. Expect nothing in return.CONNECT Good relationships are more important than being incontrol.INVOLVE Get everyone to share in the action, results andcelebrations.
  29. 29. Lessons from Dutch Agents your actions II● Ask many people for a little.● Use Social Media, Apps, anything that helps to improve everyone to communicate easily.● Invite and invest in Sustainable People. Work where possible with Social Surplus.● Make it interesting and great to contribute. “Yes, I was part of … and helped it grow!”● Use smart facilitation tools to develop the core with a bigger group of people.● Frame principles for the community. Use checkable sentences.● Embrace Diversity.● It is important that every individual in the crowd is also an independent free thinking soul that takes responsibility for his or her own actions.● It’s okay if things fail or get messy. We are finding things out. Together.● Allow for ‘the right of initiative’.● Make sure the Essentials are taken care of.
  30. 30. How to Start a Movement? What Question to ask?
  31. 31. Start a Movement!What Question to ask? “The Answer to How is Yes” Peter Block