Do feelings have a place in governance?

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Sometimes we get asked whether feelings are “allowed” in sociocracy. We are guessing that what people have in mind is a scenario like this: Are you allowed to be upset when someone proposes to raise the membership fees because you are afraid you cannot afford the membership, or that others can’t? Of course you are allowed […]

Giving feedback – a bundle of resources

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Without feedback, we are stuck forever in the same patterns. Without feedback, we will not learn and will never improve. We will never understand how we impact others, whether our intentions match our impact. Why would we not want to hear feedback from others? The ability to receive and give feedback requires: (1) a mindset […]

What does self-governance have to do with class?

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Interview by Jennifer Ladd with Jerry Koch-Gonzalez. Jennifer Ladd (JL) How did you come to sociocracy? You’ve had a journey around non-profits. How did you go from working with class issues to working with sociocracy?  Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (JKG) The first time I really got seriously involved with issues of class was with a group called Movement for […]

SoLT 2 is starting on Friday!

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We’re excited about the second cohort of the Sociocracy Leadership Training starting their journey this Friday. What will be do together? What will it feel like in the group? What kind of relationship will form, and what will we get done?