Introduction to Facilitative Leadership

“Facilitative Leadership is a people–centered, quality and results driven process of developing and supporting a culture in the workplace that facilitates goal achievement through effective relational processes. Facilitative leadership is particularly important to effective group process, teamwork, workplace culture and change management in the workplace.” Alisdair Smith, University of British Colombia.

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“Facilitative leadership is a values-based, systemic leadership philosophy founded on the core values and assumptions, principles, and methods of the Skilled Facilitator approach. The facilitative leader helps groups and individuals become more effective through building their capacity to reflect on and improve the way they work.” Roger Schwarz Associates.

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Facilitative leadership is a model where there is deep collaboration within the organization. That means all people involved, including the leader, are transformed in some way by the work they are doing. It focuses on the adaptive changes people make as they work, while simultaneously developing and supporting a culture that seeks out goal achievement through the formation of effective relationships.

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Moving Beyond the Conflict

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Conflict hurts, and people respond to pain in three stages: “Denial” – In this stage, people deny they have a problem. They try to maintain the status quo. They are not ready to negotiate, and [...]

The Social Style Model

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Different social or communication styles cause interpersonal problems, especially because these styles are deeply rooted in personality and culture. Communication styles have two dimensions: Assertiveness – “Ask-assertive” people are indirect about getting what they want, [...]

The Dimensions of Conflict

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People come into conflict over the way they think, feel and act. Each dimension responds to these different techniques: Address clashes about ideas by introducing new data, reinterpreting existing data or reframing the information. Address [...]

The Dynamics of Trust

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“Trust” means “having positive expectations about another’s motives and intentions,” in the face of “potential risk.” When people are hurt or in conflict, they do not trust one another; yet trust is necessary for conflict [...]

Interests, Rights, and Power

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Interests, Rights, and Power is a model not of conflicts themselves, but of conflict-resolution processes, which the model categorizes into three types: Interest-based processes – These focus on the needs and wants of the parties [...]

The Boundary Model 

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Boundaries can be physical, behavioral, or social. They share four characteristics: They define standards of behavior – A highway speed limit establishes a behavior to which all drivers must conform. They have legitimacy – A [...]

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