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#ebbfmember Henrik Mitsch exploring with ebbf members trust-based leadership relations for Mozilla

#ebbfmember Henrik Mitsch was looking for ideas to co-implement at Mozilla a new organizational and leadership structure based on trust rather than on old strict reporting lines.

He came to the ebbf community, interacted on this topic with the likes of Arthur Dahl, Sjoerd Luteyn and Daniel Truran on “Levels of Trust”, on how these can be built, on the necessary processes and mindsets to implement them.

From that he came up with a “brain model” which was then presented at a Mozilla All Hands session in December. 
It was remixed with other input and they arrived at the “Community Garden Metaphor”.
You can see the outcome of this Mozilla sessions in this article here

Henrik has asked :
“I would be very happy if some of you could have a look at this and let me know your thoughts.”

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#ebbfdiversity - event presenter Jeff Lynn on the colours and value of diversity

Jeff Lynn will be offering the “Transformational Leadership as a tool for exploiting diversity” learnshop during ebbf’s annual conference and offers these initial thoughts on the theme of the event.
“I’m no artist but I’m guessing that a palette of just one colour would constrain one’s ability to produce great art. Even Malevich changed the colours that he used for his monochromes.

Now, by the very fact that you found this article, you probably see human diversity as a good thing in itself – mainly because you see a lack of diversity requiring exclusion – and that just isn’t just.

However, we are diverse in our experiences and thinking and we currently live in a world where profit and results are the main drivers for most organisations. Diversity will be seen as desirable by some or by others as an imposition. Either way it is usually seen as an add-on. I learnt very early on in my Business …

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Kami Lamakan's reaction to letter from the ebbf board on the special spaces for dialogue we can create

After reading the letter of ebbf’s board on the kinds of spaces for open dialogue that we can create to navigate and influence these complex times, Kami Lamakan then joined the board’s invitation to an open conversation with all members. He sent this reflection on the letter and the ensuing dialogue from an unusual … space.

“The letter from the board was very thought provoking and it was wonderful to then gather people in the online conversation that the board offered. During that call I was in the middle of rural England, inside the thick walls of a converted farmhouse where my friend George lives.

The walls of the room are filled with books, family mementos and photos from his days at Eton and Oxford. The knowledge he has acquired and the experiences that dominated his nearly sixty years of life were my companion as I took part in our ebbf call hearing the wisdom of the Italian guy in Spain, the american living in the Ukraine, the Persian in Switzerland, the brit in rural Portugal, the Dutch living in Washington etc. I don’t imagine that the men that originally built that barn imagined the space would have to accommodate Zoom conference calls. I am not sure when George was …

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