Building a Culture of Trust to Create Shared Leadership

By Becky Emet, consultant with Community Wealth Partners

Over the last two weeks we’ve been discussing the importance of creating shared leadership for any social change to be truly sustainable. Amy Celep, CEO of Community Wealth Partners, suggested that “building a foundation and culture of trust” is a key step in creating a shared leadership. This week I would like to offer a few practical suggestions you can implement with your colleagues and partners to develop that all-important culture of trust.

In order to achieve truly shared leadership, we know groups must first build a culture of trust. As a consultant who is also a former psychotherapist, I have facilitated high stakes conversations with diverse groups more times than I can count. I have learned the importance of taking these 3 steps...