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Creating Spaces - Connecting People - Testing Assumptions
Q. How would it feel to be free from the urgency and rush that dominates the working day?
Q. To be in a space where people say what they really think and others actually listen?
Q. Where there is equality in the room rather than a few dominating voices?
Fulcrum is a network I founded in 2011, with the support of Jim Clifford OBE. A response to the turbulence and tensions of that time, I wanted to create a shared space where people could come together and connect over issues that really matter. It continues to evolve and today brings together a community with influence across health, education, the arts and business. Its gatherings combine conversation, topical debate and inspiration focusing on the challenges leaders face and how they can continue to be their authentic selves amongst the maelstrom that is servant leadership* in the 21st century.
Fulcrum’s creativity is carried into the world by:
- re-energising its members
- their carrying its ideas into their worlds to increase the impact of their caring
- the free gift of ideas for the greater good
*Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organisations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.
Our members come from a range of backgrounds and at each event we offer places for emerging leaders and young people alongside those who are already more established. In doing so we are promoting intergenerational equity as a Fulcrum principle; recognising that we need to engage with and learn from young people who make up tomorrow’s leaders.
Membership is by application and attendance at meetings is by invitation. Here you can read more about some of the special people who are part of our community.
Fulcrum Leaders Founder, Mitzi Wyman, shares the thinking behind the network and her aspirations for it. She emphasises the need for inter-generational equity, fresh thinking and the need to listen more deeply so as to understand more fully.
Fulcrum members speak about their experience of attending and being involved in Fulcrum events.