Dominator culture: changing systems is not enough
Category: (Mis-) understanding self-management
With rigorous self-managing practices, everyone gets to be fully powerful.
Really? That is the promise. In reality, all sorts of factors make that for some of us, it's hard to take initiatives and step into our full power, because of our own history and because of the culture we live in.
In this video, I focus on the cultural aspects. Unfortunately, adopting self-managing practices doesn't magically erase subtle but consequential patterns that make it harder for some people to step into their full power, among them women, people from minority backgrounds and lower social classes.
The only way to address it, I'm convinced, is by having open, honest and vulnerable conversations about the culture we are all part of. Only then can we start dismantling some of these hurdles and come closer to the promise of self-management: that everyone can truly be powerful in contributing their unique gifts to a shared purpose.
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
Have you experienced something similar in your own journey? What did you do about it? If you have something meaty to share, please add a link to an article, a video ... Feel free to agree or disagree with what I say, but always: please keep it on topic, relevant, practical. And of course, let's keep things respectful and kind. Please don't comment if what you say is off-topic or wouldn't benefit viewers of this page.