As human beings we radically redefine ourselves when we awaken from our trance of separateness. When we live and work in interconnected networks or matrices, we harvest our collective intelligence and realize our full potential. Each member becomes a leader and leadership occurs through the relationships between people. Communities and organizations become highly creative, effective and sustainable.
The guiding mission of Matrix Leadership Institute is to teach and implement the Matrix Model, creating sustainable, open, embodied human systems in groups, organizations and communities. (Learn more...)
The foundation rests in learning to develop and maintain an interpersonal Matrix: the possibility of communication between each pair of people within the eyes and ears of the group. This highly developed level of communication creates a web or container that supports the ongoing evolution of the group and its members. It becomes the cornerstone of creating teams and groups that realize their full potential through their connections with each other.
The Matrix Model offers a step-by-step approach to creating groups that function as open, living systems. We consciously develop three inter-related aspects of group and community life:
The Matrix Model benefits Individuals, Relationships and Groups.
In groups we often find ourselves playing out familiar, limiting roles. We reside in habitual strategies of protection, projection, judgment and competition. In Matrix groups we create a field of compassion, inclusiveness, honesty and aliveness. In this field, we risk opening to develop the fullness of ourselves.
In Matrix groups we develop heartfelt relationships that become a network of partnerships.
The Matrix Model offers training for social artists and social architects. As Social Artists, we must address the complex problems facing us in today's world by working in interconnected teams and networks. As we collectively examine our cultural assumptions of separation and competition, we move toward global responsibility and citizenship.
The saying - "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" - the Matrix group allowed me to follow the path of someone else and her ancestors - for hundreds of miles, across oceans, over decades, even centuries, without ever giving up my own shoes, my own ancestors, my own truth.
— E. Smith
Introductory Workshop Participant