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Towards a More Conscious Leader

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2016

Author: Ama Codjoe

Increasingly, effective leaders are those who understand how power impacts organizations and take transparent steps to build a culture of equity. Ama Codjoe, former director of DreamYard Art Center and faculty member for the Guild’s Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI), argues that anti-oppression practices and compelling leadership are inextricably linked. In this article, Ama provides arts leaders with a framework for assessing their own privilege and adopting ways of “seeing, listening, and being that can deeply transform not only your leadership practice but your life.”