In recent years, a few books and articles have been written on "evolutionaries" and evolutionary leadership, but their focus has mostly been on individual leadership. The purpose of this session is to explore together what it means and what it takes to transcend and include individual leadership in moving toward the next developmental stage of evolutionary co-leadership. Co-leadership is intrinsically evolutionary, because it accelerates the development of both people and organizations and their contribution to evolution in a virtuous loop.
The presentation explores:
1) What is evolutionary co-leadership?
2) Why is it urgently needed at this time?
3) What are some integral practices that enable its embodiment?
4) How can it catalyze the emergence of a co-creative, co-responsible, and resilient society by calling forth large numbers of co-leaders in and across sectors?
Alain Gauthier is Executive Director of Core Leadership Development in Oakland and a Principal with MetaIntegral Associates. As an international consultant, facilitator, coach, educator, and author he focuses his work on developing co-leadership and partnering capabilities in and across the public, private, and civil society sectors. He is passionate about integrating the inner and outer dimensions of co-leadership both at the individual and collective levels in the service of a new development paradigm. He graduated from H.E.C. (Paris), and is a Stanford M.B.A. Early in his career, he was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company. Gauthier has served a wide range of clients on four continents for more than 40 years. He is the author of a new ebook: Actualizing Evolutionary Co-Leadership to Evolve a Creative and Responsible Society (which is now available in print and ebook formats here), has contributed to five collective books on leadership development, and is a visiting professor at Paris University II. His other publications are available at coreleadership.com