‘EMPOWER US’ - LEADERFUL DISTRIBUTION / DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP
To create ‘leaderful’ structures that are distributed, embedded in democratic processes rather than hierarchical power structures is hugely aspirational to younger generations. This is about creating the right environments for people to be able to be empowered, excel and collaborate toward impact-oriented goals for sustainable business and societal transformation.
"...if we're seeking to make transformational change at a systems level it can't just be 'what' we're asking for that is transformational. It has to be the how in what we are doing that has to shift." - Katie Eder, 19, Future Coalition.
Inspiration / Example: Innocent drinks empowers its staff to add a sustainability role to their job description in an attempt to create a workforce of “Fruit Towers heroes”. Staff can choose to be an ‘agitator’, ‘activator’, ‘ambassador’ or ‘protector’. Read more about the programme here.
The Great Oven is a project that builds giant community ovens in conflict zones and refugee camps. It feeds the many by empowering communities (of ex fighters, trafficked women, refugees and stateless youth) to feed themselves. Follow its journey here.