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By Tim Cynova on March 30th, 2018

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Think Week ’18: Shared Leadership Models

Big Ideas | Leadership | People Operations | Human Resources | Shared Leadership


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Photo by Oliver Fluck. (Image unfortunately does not represent the setting of my actual think week, which is more along the lines of small apartment in New York City.)

I’m going off-the-grid for a sorta annual Think Week. On the docket for this year: process and distill learning from material related to non-hierarchical, shared leadership teams, the role of the CEO, and — if I have time (fingers crossed) — global virtual teams.

Many years ago, I became fascinated with the Think Week concept after hearing about how Bill Gates went into the woods for a week each year with a giant stack of reading material. I’ve been fortunate during my nine years at Fractured Atlas to be at a place — with stellar and encouraging coworkers — that supports similar kinds of exploration and knowledge acquisition adventures.

I’m in the process of writing a piece about Fractured Atlas’s journey with non-hierarchical, shared leadership models that we originally announced in this post. Meanwhile, I thought that I would share some of the content on the docket for next week. Stay tuned and see you on the other side.

What other content on these topics should I be exploring?

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About Tim Cynova

Tim spends his time assisting teams and organizations with the things they need to create innovative workplaces where people thrive. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a trained mediator, on faculty at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in Strategic HR and Leadership & Team Building. He is a certified trainer of the Crucial Conversations and What Motivates Me frameworks, and is a firm believer that Work. Shouldn't. Suck. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Fractured Atlas (where he is a member of the organization’s four-person, non-hierarchical shared leadership team). Prior to that, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville Courier-Press. Also, during a particularly slow summer, he bicycled across the United States.