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Member since: Jan 19 2010, 1:46 PM EST
Slogan: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - JRR Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
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What do you want to achieve in this community?
I am seeking thoughtful intellectual engagement, scholarship references, training opportunities, and organizational resources among this community of researchers and practitioners. My goals are to share experiences and be open to personal changes in perspective, leadership practice, and future collaborations.

What do you have to offer the community?:
I have 20 years of practical experience with Leadership & Change in multiple cultural and organizational contexts -- from grassroots, leadership development with youth of color to high-tech startup teams to the creation of employee network groups and membership-based associations to global corporate infrastructure transformations (i.e. organizational change prompted by IPOs, mergers, divestitures, outsourcing, and large-scale, enterprise-wide IT deployment).

I think of myself as a good listener, interviewer, and critical thinker. I'd like to be a facilitator of groups like this one.

I am interested in the following topics:
Leadership and Race, Leadership and Networks, Collective Leadership, Leadership across Difference...
I am also interested in understanding the historical, cultural, and organizational contexts of leadership development frameworks and the extent to which individuals are conscious of these in their individual and collective practice.

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What else you should know about me:
For those of you who are interested or curious, my LinkedIn profile is here:

How did you find out about Leadership for a New Era?
I was researching "Leadership" online and discovered the Learning Leadership Community.
I first participated with the "Conversation on Leadership & Race" in Oakland CA (Jan 2010).


geographic location: San Francisco Bay Area
current roles: student, board member, consultant, householder (former nonprofit founder & executive director, project/program manager)
email: jparas@stanfordalumni.org

Latest page update: Jan 23 2010, 8:15 PM EST

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