Introduction: Community * Members of a community care deeply about each other

Community is one of those soft, fuzzy words that in a business context many people do not understand and even find alienating. At one level, a community can be defined like this: A community is a group of people who share something in common. A community could be where you live (your local community); a … Continue reading Introduction: Community * Members of a community care deeply about each other

Communityship * A process of social influence in which everyone in a community exercises leadership

In an article in the Harvard Business Review, Rebuilding Companies as Communities, Henry Mintzberg talks about a concept of his called communityship. So what is communityship? Let’s start by talking about leadership – something with which we are familiar. Go Google leadership – there are a diversity of definitions. The one I like goes something … Continue reading Communityship * A process of social influence in which everyone in a community exercises leadership