Resources & Materials

Resources & Materials produced by LiFT

The LiFT project has conducted action research on its Collaboratory workshops from 2015-2017, systematically documenting them and summarizing their main learnings. The results of this work has been published online in four books and a course curriculum (LiFT’s“intellectual outputs”) on August 31, 2018. You can access all of these here:

1.  Foundations and resources of integral leadership

2. LiFT Methods Book: Designing and facilitating Collaboratories

3. LiFT Case Book: Hosting Collaboratories: Insights and learnings from different cases

4. Course Curriculum for the LiFT Collaboratory facilitator training

5. Five superpowers for co-creators. How change makers and business can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (experiences from the field)

LiFT’s  intellectual outputs will be permanently available as online resources on this site.

 

Resources & Materials by LiFT partners:

For more information about the collaboratory see the book edited by Katrin Muff. Intro&chapter22 of this edited volume provide a narrative roadmap for designing a collaboratory.

Some of the foundations and experiences of collaborative leadership as promoted by LiFT have been described and analyzed in the following book chapter (based on a conference paper prepared for EGOS Athens 2015, subtheme 57):

Elke Fein/Jürgen Deeg/Jonathan Reams (2015): „From Ego to Eco – Theoretical challenges and practical implications of a ‘next generation’ approach to Responsible Leadership as a collaborative endeavor“, in: Güler Aras & Coral Ingley (eds.): „Corporate Behavior and Sustainability: Doing Well by Being Good“, Routledge (2017).

Jonathan Reams gives a personal introduction to the idea of integral leadership here. He also elaborates on the challenge of opening transformative spaces by leading though the heart: J REAMS – Transforming Leader Integral Leadership Chapter.
Together with Anne Caspari ,who has been a co-facilitator at the LiFT collaboratory in Stockholm, Jonathan also shares experiences in generating space for emergence through the quality of presence: REAMS-CASPARI – Integral Leadership German.

Elke Fein has summarized key learnings from using the Collaboratory in a chapter in Olen Gunnlaugson’s anniversary triology on theory U: “The dance between structure and skill” (forthcoming, 2018).

 

Resources & Materials by other authors:

Inspiration about how to build and lead organizations differently, based on a core purpose shared between all members, can be found in Frederic Laloux’ best-selling book “Reinventing Organizations” (2014). For a short introduction to Laloux’ basic findings  see here.

Collaboratory 1

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