"We all know what deep connection feels like.
We all know what deep belonging feels like - when we enter a group and we tap into knowing deep inside that these are our people.
How can we be aligned with our need for connection wherever we go, in our workplaces, our neighborhoods, towns, clubs, faith groups, associations and our families? We think that sociocracy can contribute to a more connected, integrated life."
(From Many Voices One Song)
What others say
“I appreciate the warm and kindly tone, clear graphics demonstrating many possible configurations of linked circles, and sheer comprehensive coverage of the topic in Many Voices One Song. The authors include valuable field-tested tips using sociocracy, drawn from their personal experiences. I highly recommend this book for existing and forming communities using or considering using sociocracy”.
“This is a very important book. Many people will find its specific guidance very useful as they start using sociocracy to make their organization more nimble, adaptive and humane.”
This book delivers the essentials of sociocracy by sticking to its core values and principles. It’s a rich, balanced mix between pure sociocracy and valuable tips from experienced practitioners.
It’s good to finally have such a practical manual available: It is the Bible that any organization going to implement sociocracy should procure itself.
What an incredibly rich source of both wisdom and practical knowledge! Thank you for sharing with us.
There are three reasons for why Jennifer Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzales have written the book. The reasons are (1) to build skills, (2) to avoid reinventing the wheel, and (3) because they care deeply about equivalence. In the book, they share what they know about shared power and how to do it.
“Finally a handbook for Sociocracy! The handbook is detailed, practical, full of examples and insights from experience. A wonderful contribution for people striving for better workplaces and communities.”
“Sociocracy feels so powerful and relevant to the needs of our times, so I deeply value how you are making it so accessible.”
Special gratitude is going to Jennifer Ladd and Leif Hanack (Europace). Without your support, the book could not have been published.
More thanks to sponsors in our pre-order campaign:
- Terri Wardrop from Port Townsend EcoVillage
- Stephanie Nestlerode, 7th Generation Labs
- Anna Giraldo-Kerr
- Dianne Dickerson of Duet Dynamics
- Karen Gimnig, Professional Facilitator, Imago Relationships
- Gil Braum
- Mukunda das of Krishna Cohousing, Alachua, Florida
- Randall Johnson
- Robert Leigh
- Teodor Darabaneanu
- Luis Cascante
- Pete Dignan of Ever Better, PBC
- Janette Daniel-Whitney
- Sophia Conchon
- Lyndall Parris
- Slew Onn Wan
- Jason King
- Frederik Denkens
- Jost Burkardt
- Egon Loke, Technical University of Denmark, Corporate IT department
- Mario López de Ávila Muñoz
- Jerome Gay (20nmr consulting)
- Bengt Nyman
- Elle Vallance
- Julie Miller Markoff, The Leadership Studio
- Dan Collinson
- Sheltering Hills Design, LLC (Rhonda Baird)
- Ahmed Avais
- Victor Gamolsky
- Bob Galen
- Peter Richtsteig (German Sociocratic Center)
- Ulrich Gerndt (change factory GmbH, Germany)
- Harris Kaloudis
- Bob Leigh of Cornerstone Village Cohousing
- Ingrid Larik
- Francine Proulx-Kenzle
- Wendy Pearle
- Armin Sieber
- Vincent van der Lubbe of SEE IMPROVE
- Katy Fox
- Hope Wilder
- John G Root Jr
- Barbara Richards
- Marie Pulito of Rocky Corner Cohousing
- Christin Lewin
- Jeroldine Hallberg of Skagit Cohousing (forming)
- Laureen Golden
- Celine Bergeron
- Stacey Martino
- Nara Pais
- Joachim Stroh
- Sven Latzel
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