Full Circle Leadership highlights the strengths of eight diverse kinds of leadership. But each also comes with a shadow side.

Full Circle Leadership is a framework for understanding the forms leadership takes in non-hierarchical groups, and for mapping project life-cycles in emergent environments without top-down project planning.

To learn even more, read the original article, extend it with patterns and loops, watch the video, or take a course.

Every kind…

Patterns, loops, and what we can learn from playing with the model.

Since developing Full Circle Leadership, I’ve run numerous workshops and courses based on it, and every time the discussions inspire new discoveries. I love how the model itself is simple, but more depth emerges the more different people explore it. These extensions reveal interesting dynamics about leadership in collaborative groups.

How creating a Steering Group became the game-changer for Universal Viewer, propelling this long-running project into a whole new phase.

Interview with Edward Silverton, maintainer of the Universal Viewer project.

What’s the origin of the Universal Viewer?

In 2012 I was contracted by Digirati to work on the “Wellcome Player” for the Wellcome Library in London, a unified viewer for all of their digital catalogue items (high-res deep-zoomable images, audio/video, PDFs), which allowed people to download content…

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Alanna Irving

Exploring bossless leadership, collaborative tech, and co-op systems — https://alanna.space

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