Systems Leadership

Systems Leadership

Food systems leadership is realized when a group of people harmonize their vision for the future they want to create and align their actions so that the sum of what they do together far exceeds what any one individual or organization can do alone.

To achieve this kind of transformational, systems leadership, a unique set of skills must be cultivated and nurtured in every one of us: the ability to see and understand the system we are trying to change, the ability to facilitate reflection, dialogue, and coordinated action, and the ability to serve as a leader grounded in racial and social equity, radical inclusion, and a shared vision for the future.

Though it may seem daunting, there are resources, ideas, and tools to help you access and honor the system leader within.

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Featured Resources

Memorandum of Understanding TemplateWallace CenterTemplate for a Memorandum of Understanding2023
Value Chain GuidebookValue Chain Initiative2005, , ,
The Value Chain LinkThe Value Chain Initiative2006, ,
Spectrum of Insitutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesSpectrum of Insitutional Investment2021, , ,
Key Components of Success for Institutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesKey Components of Success for Institutional Investment This article lays out the key components that …2021, , ,
Toward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and TorontoProject for Public Spaces, Market Cities IntiativeToward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto This …2020, ,
Solidarity EconomyEmily KawanoBuilding an Economy for People & Planet
The Dawn of System LeadershipPeter Senge, Hal Hamilton, & John Kania The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society’s most intractable problems require someone who …2015,
Food System Racial Equity Assessment Tool: A Facilitaion GuideUniversity of Wisconsin-ExtensionDetailed agenda with guiding questions that can be used for hosting discussions around racial equity …2017,
Peer Coaching Group ProcessOtto Scharmer and Peter SengeStep by step guidance for conducting a peer coaching session2016, ,

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