The overall phenomenon is the way that so many of us relate to pockets of high capacity and of leadership as being at odds with co-creation.
Collaborative leadership, as I understand it, is a transformative practice. In addition to patriarchal norms, it also challenges the anti-authoritarian, horizontalist rebellion against leadership of any kind.
We use this phrase to refer to a deep commitment to practicing here and now every aspect of our vision, including at the edges of what we can imagine, to see how far we can go in applied nonviolence.
In a position of structural power and leadership, I fully accept my responsibility, in general, to hear impacts of my actions on others with less power before saying anything about my own experience of the relationship and any impacts I may have absorbed within it.