By combining sound feminist theory and group dynamic principles with information on how to be a leader in a nonhierarchical, consensus-oriented framework, this book offers a unique approach to leadership. It deals with such issues as: the way leaders collude in maintaining gender biases; how patriarchy, power and process can be viewed in relation to feminist theory and group dynamics; the frustrations that facilitators face as they deal with these; and how these frustrations can be dealt with through principles of effective leadership.
PART ONE: AWARENESS: DETECTING BIAS
Leaders in Collusion
Words, Space, and Sexism
New Goals, Old Roles
Overchallenged and Underrated
Peacock or Midwife
PART TWO: ACTION: IMPLEMENTING INTERVENTIONS
Intervention is Needed, But Where Are the Credible Leaders?