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Following the Leaders Behind Us

IMG_1717This post submitted by Linda Hill honours Harold Nahanee (1953-2010) for his leadership based on “following the leaders behind him.”

Over the years since Harold and I became intercultural bridge-building buddies in high school, I have thought a lot about what he taught me. I have come to view the Inclusive Leadership skill of “following the leaders behind us” as one of the key skills for opening doors to  justice, healing, reconciliation and peace. The act of inviting leaders in the background to come forward and then following those leaders is powerful. Following the leaders behinds us builds strong bridges across gaps between marginalization and privilege. As we walk together back and forth across those bridges, we are changing the world. Continue reading