7 Ways Community Leadership Differs from Traditional Leadership
Community leadership is the evolution of leadership. It is, in fact, traditional leadership all grown up.
- Community leaders know how to build, guide, and maintain a Community – a complex dynamic of authentic relationships among the members of the group.
- Community leaders guide the group in building itself into a Community. They do not organize a group into a Community; the act of organizing results in an organization, not a Community.
- Community leaders recognize the importance of carving out time to build Community; they do not leave it to chance.
- Community leaders lead from behind the scenes, not from behind the podium; they empower the members to take responsibility for the health of the Community, creating a decentralized group of all leaders.
- Community leaders foster soft skills within the group.
- Community leaders celebrate the individuality and diversity of all members of the group. This is not virtue signaling or political correctness – this comes from a place of true connection, caring, and compassion for all members of the Community.
- Community leaders spread Community consciousness, a way to see the world through the lens of Community.