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Why Hosting Is Harder than Leading

We have become so remarkably accustomed to a form of leadership that comes from the top. Why? Well, because it is easier for everybody. It is easier for the leader because they can indulge in their narcissism. And, well, we want them to. You see, if they are shaping things according to their filters and persona then we can move in a direction that is embodied by the leader. It is easy to grasp.
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New Citizen-led Initiatives Stirring Up This Fall

Community members connect around specific possibilities they personally want to make happen

All kinds of stuff happened at the Autumn Dialogues Summit on Saturday. A couple of people had visceral moments of self-awareness that it was time to act on what they’d been talking and dreaming of for so long – or “get off the pot,” as one put it.
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The Invitation Lives in Us

'To be seen, to be connected, to belong'

Curator’s Note: The Summer Peterborough Dialogues Core Conversation series has just wrapped up. This is the fifth cohort (pictured above) to join the Core Conversation series since the Peterborough Dialogues took shape early last year. Co-host Deb Reynolds, offers a reflection and a call below.
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How Do We Want to Be in Community?

Collective art-making experience shapes conversation

During the most recent Peterborough Dialogues Core Conversation gathering, the group was led through a collective art-making experience as a path to discovering, co-creating and expressing how they want to be in community. Thanks to co-host Deb Reynolds for this blog about the experience.
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