Engaging The Natural Tendency of Self Organization

As leaders, we have a choice to make about how we encourage and engage the natural tendency to self-organize. While historically leaders and managers have tried to impose their wills and resisted this tendency (and there will still be a few occasions when we still need to do this), we are finding that purposefully engaging the natural tendency to self-organize produces vital, coherent, energetic, creative, highly effective and more sustainable organizations. Self-Organizing Leadership provides pathways for leaders to effectively and purposefully engage the natural tendency of self-organization.
Richard N. Knowles, Ph.D. , August 3, 2006