Skills for community building

  • Healthy differentiation – no emotional enmeshment
  • Effective process for conflict resolution and mediation
  • Appreciation of one another’s unique abilities and gifts
  • Appropriate transparency and self-disclosure
  • Seeking healing for wounds from past interactions
  • Commitment not just out of affinity, but to serve a shared vision.

As I have moved to Seattle, and joined a new employer, I want to keep these principles in mind as I interact with a new group of people.

I am thankful to my friend Sally Schreiner Youngquist who gave me this list in a different context, as I was struggling to understand how to be a light in another sort of community.

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